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Design Safety Lead


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Closing: April 26, 2024


Reporting functionally to the Director of Engineering, operationally to Project Directors and closely cooperating with the PDG OH&S team, the Design Safety Lead will be responsible for assuming a leadership role in developing and implementing processes to reduce hazard exposure to people and the environment. The individual in this role will lead all aspects of the review of project design and process features within the design-phase of projects to strive to eliminate occupational health and safety hazards through all phases of the project lifecycle across the PDG portfolio of projects.


The successful candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate, nurture and maintain positive work relationships. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to make a positive impact at one of Canada's leading mining companies and join our team!


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhering to and sponsoring safety and environmental requirements, procedures and standard processes
  • Lead the project team in identifying and implementing initiatives which identify and eliminate or minimize the introduction of hazards to people and the environment during project design and execution, applying the hierarchy of control to remove or reduce the hazard through inherently safer solutions
  • Facilitate design review activities including HAZIDs, Plant Layout and Area Classification, Safety Integrity Level Assessments, Hazard Exposure in Design Assessments and HAZOPs as may be required by project scope
  • Apply human factors principles throughout the design process to reduce the potential for operator error or omission and to build error-tolerant processes
  • Co-author and champion the implementation of the PDG Safety in Design Overview and be a key resource for project teams in sharing standard processes across the portfolio
  • Provide oversight and assurance across engineering service providers’ deliverables and activities including execution plans, risk registers, quality management systems and technical reports
  • Ensure that design safety processes are effectively supported by project and contractor teams
  • Initiate reviews and assessments on project performance related to safety in design implementation, define appropriate performance measures and identify any vital corrective actions
  • Participate in the management and sponsorship of relationships with technical services providers, specialist contractors and consultants, coordinating safety in design principles between multiple consultants



  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field or equivalent and registration or eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia
  • Minimum 10 years successful experience in process safety or design safety roles on major infrastructure, mining and/or process plant projects
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of Engineering Standards and Practices related to the mining industry and process safety management systems
  • Experience and knowledge in hazard identification and mitigation on the technical scope of engineering design and operation 
  • Experience with the range of applicable process hazard analysis and risk analysis and assessment methodologies
  • Previous project design and site engineering experience 
  • Project experience as an owner at a major mining company is preferred or, as a minimum, experience as owner's team representative or EPCM contractor for the resource industry.
  • Training and experience in project management systems and an understanding of multiple phases of project execution.
  • Able to
  • coordinate work efforts of technical team, including multiple consultants
  • Experience crafting and leading technical presentations and validated capabilities in writing reports
  • Build Teck’s reputation related to social responsibility, sustainability of resources, environment, and a culture passionate about the health and safety of employees and the communities within which it operates 
  • Develop dedication and commitment in others by articulating an appealing yet realistic vision of the future. Displays self-confidence. Demonstrates courage and conviction in actions and behaviour
  • Integrity and Credibility, demonstrating honesty, sincerity, and respect for individuals by delivering on commitments to all constituents and acting in the best interest of Teck, its partners and the community
  • Seek, listen to, and accept feedback from others to increase awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Outstanding communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills and experience working with a broad range of people
  • Can establish positive rapport with others and is effective in encouraging relationships through openness, integrity and cooperation
  • Ability to argue their position in a thoughtful and pragmatic way

Why Join us?


At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure. 


Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to:  

  • Annual Performance Bonus 
  • Profit Share Plan 
  • Health Spending Account   
  • Personal Spending Account 
  • Extended Health Care   
  • Dental and Vision Care 
  • Employer Paid Pension Plan 
  • Life Insurance and Disability Coverage  
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays  
  • Virtual Telemedicine and additional support for overall well-being 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)   


Salary Range: $130,000 - $160,000 


The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

About Teck


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


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. Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the six consecutive years. Teck has also been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers for the past two years and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. 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.


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