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Senior Environmental Specialist, Dormant Properties


Spokane, WA, US

Closing Date: October 22, 2021


Based in Spokane, Washington and reporting to the Manager, Dormant Properties, the Senior Environmental Specialist, Dormant Properties is responsible for ensuring the dormant and legacy mine properties, and associated opportunities and liabilities, are managed and maintained in compliance with regulatory and corporate requirement, and in coordination with the Dormant Properties and Asset Managers. 


Working both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary larger team, the successful candidate will be responsible for both the management and coordination of Teck’s current and new dormant properties in the U.S. The role includes implementing corporate health & safety, environmental, sustainability, biodiversity and community initiatives, while ensuring alignment with corporate, regulatory and stakeholder expectations in various U.S. jurisdictions. 




  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Managing the aspects common to former (legacy) industrial properties such as: 
  • Managing permits (NPDES, Reclamation, Dam Safety, Construction Stormwater, Land Disturbance, etc.)
  • Arranging and scheduling routine maintenance activities such as mowing, weed abatement, and road maintenance
  • Assisting with the design, installation and maintenance of mine closure infrastructure such as fences, adit closures, foam plugs, etc. 
  • Identifying long-term liabilities, risks, and opportunities; strategize and prioritize sensible solutions; and coordinate implementation    
  • Coordinating and managing consultant and contractor-led investigations, assessments, and risk mitigation projects such as environmental cleanup and slope stability improvements
  • Support short- and long-term cost estimating and budget tracking 
  • Addressing corporate requests for data including interacting with neighbors when needed and long-term planning
  • Identify health & safety and environmental risks, issues or challenges, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions to address the risk, issues or challenges
  • Recognize geologic, geotechnical, hydrologic hazards when present and/or developing at a property, and develop plans to mitigate attendant risks
  • Develop and deliver briefings to internal & external stakeholders
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned or required by the Manager, Dormant Properties




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Science or Environmental Engineering (with geoscience emphasis) preferred. Other degrees and qualifications applicable to the position will be considered
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years’ of experience in the field of environmental consulting, project management, and/or compliance (as owner’s representative)
  • Mine industry experience (development, operations, and closure) preferred 
  • Brownfield and mine site assessment and reclamation/remediation experience   
  • Knowledge of CERCLA, RCRA, and state regulatory programs
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification required
  • Proficient with contaminant fate-transport modelling and GIS-based land management software
  • Field experience including site mapping and field note-taking, soil/rock borehole logging (and interpretation), and field data collection using remote monitoring technology
  • FAA license for UAV operations is a plus 
  • Understanding of geotechnical, hydrogeological, and hydrologic concepts and models
  • Project management experience including contracting, budget forecasting and tracking, and scheduling of multiple simultaneous high-priority projects 
  • Ability to travel and work remotely for periods lasting up to several weeks including travel to Canada
  • Ability to safely traverse long distances in various weather and environmental conditions 
  • Good technical writing and proof-reading skills 
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills


Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.


At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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