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Senior Lead, Environment


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Smithers, British Columbia, CA

Closing Date: March 1, 2024


Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager/Director, Social, Environmental, and Regulatory Affairs (SERA), the Senior Lead, Environment is primarily responsible for the Project’s environmental effect assessment (EA) studies, water stewardship approach, climate change strategy, and design for closure.


The Senior Lead, Environment will provide professional leadership for project development activities related to planning and implementation of the environmental program, including:

  • Ensuring that the Project is appropriately prepared to initiate a major regulatory approval process (EA/IA) in the provision of appropriate environmental dataset and completion of required studies.
  • Planning and overseeing the execution of environmental studies and modelling to successfully meet the Project’s environmental objectives, and support the amendment of the Project’s Environmental Assessment and existing permits to resume access construction and Project development.
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts in the Project’s environmental stewardship, climate change strategy, and design for closure, through a collaborative and multidisciplinary integration of environmental sciences, engineering study and design, mine planning, and the incorporation of Tahltan Knowledge and values.



The position will be based out of either the Smithers office (preferred) or the Vancouver office, with travel between Smithers and Vancouver, local communities, and the Project site as required. 


Located in Tahltan Territory in northwestern British Columbia, Galore Creek is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-silver deposits. Galore Creek Mining Corporation (GCMC), a partnership between Newmont Corporation (Newmont) and Teck Resources Limited (Teck), is committed to advancing the asset towards a development decision with meaningful input from the Tahltan Nation and BC regulators. GCMC highly values its long-standing relationship with the Tahltan Nation, and continues to implement the 2006 Participation Agreement, including involving the Tahltan Nation in regulatory processes and review of environmental performance, and providing preferential contracting and employment opportunities. Working closely with the Tahltan Nation and local communities, we strive for excellence in all our activities, with continuous improvement and responsible practices that contribute to sustainable development. 


More information on the Project is available at



  • Be a courageous safety leader, leading by example and fostering a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on common values of health, safety, environment, and communities (HSEC) shared by the owners (Teck and Newmont).
  • Manage the development, planning and execution of Environmental studies and assessment scopes, including the design and implementation of safe, cost effective, and stage-appropriate collection and analysis of environmental data; the management of a high-quality Project database for environmental data; and the integration of environmental data into engineering design.
  • Working closely with the Manager/Director, SERA, and Senior Lead, Regulatory Affairs, advance the Environmental Assessment strategy to support the project through a major regulatory approval process.  Support and oversee the Lead Environment responsible with coordinating and executing the work required to successfully complete the environmental assessment studies with support from consultants, and the broader Galore Project team.
  • Lead collaborative and multidisciplinary efforts within the Project Team to ensure that mine planning and water, tailings and engineering studies appropriately integrate mitigations to address Climate Change impacts and align with the Project’s Design for Closure approach. Oversee activities related to Climate Change and Closure planning, and contribute to stage appropriate Project updates, in alignment with owners’ requirements, ensuring appropriate Tahltan involvement and integration of Indigenous land use information, cultural heritage, and Indigenous Peoples Knowledge, in particular Tahltan Knowledge.
  • Collaborate with Manager/Director, SERA, and senior Project Team members to develop and deliver public-facing messaging and communications for the Project, including representing the company at external events. Contribute to the development and implementation of external communications as the Project commences a feasibility study and enters a phase of increased Indigenous Peoples and COI engagement and growing public interest. 
  • Foster a culture of open communication, build relationships across the GCMC organization and externally; lead by example, and demonstrate honesty, sincerity, and openness to feedback.

The above accountabilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.



  • Registered Professional Engineer or Geoscientist with EGBC, or eligible to be registered, with degree in relevant science or engineering discipline.  Advanced degrees in related fields are considered an asset. 
  • 15 or more years of relevant professional experience, including substantial experience with Environmental Studies and Assessment. 
  • Recognized leader with strong organizational, planning, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • Results-driven, adept at finding effective solutions, capable of articulating business drivers to impact and influence decision-making, establish alignment, and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Breadth of industry knowledge, including awareness of disciplines including engineering, environmental assessment, mine development, construction and site operations, health and safety, mine rock and tailings management, processing, water stewardship principles, and closure planning. 
  • Substantial experience working as part of an integrated collaborative team including the engineering design team and/or as part of the owner’s team, including playing an integral role in consideration of environmental impacts and regulatory requirements and triggers during the design process. 
  • Proven ability to work in a complex and dynamic environment with a diverse multidisciplinary team, building and strengthening relationships within the team, and with Indigenous Peoples, regulators, consultants, service providers, and communities. 
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to present technical information to a variety of audiences, write clear and concise reports, and represent the company in potentially challenging public settings.


Pay Range (Annual Salary): $120,000 - $145,000




At Galore Creek, 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.


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