Environmental Coordinator, Permitting

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Date Posted: February 05, 2019
Closing Date: February 19, 2019
Multiple Operations - near Sparwood, BC

Reporting to the Senior Lead, Regulatory, the Environmental Coordinator, Permitting is responsible for providing coordination support to major permitting projects and/or obtaining non-major permits to maintain ongoing operations. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Regulatory Approvals Team.

Due to the rapid growth in Teck’s Environment department, we will be adding a number of Environmental Coordinator positions to support this growth. The positions will be permitting-focused and based out of Sparwood and/or our mine operations in the Elk Valley, reporting through a Sparwood-based Lead.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Support implementation of the Social, Environmental and Regulatory Approvals (SERA) aspects of non-major projects and/or major mine development and water treatment projects, through coordination of permit applications
  • Be the key point of contact for all environmental permitting for mine-based positions
  • Coordinate with project or operational teams to complete applications (i.e. water licensing, approvals for instream works, effluent (air, water, refuse) permitting, permitting under the Mines Act, licensing to allow tree clearing, notices of work for access and drilling activities, etc.)
  • Assist with coordination of consulting teams including the scheduling and coordination of environmental baseline programs and reporting
  • Coordinate health and safety requirements for implementing field programs, including spending time directly in the field as required
  • Assist with preparation of management plans and Request-for-Proposals and proposal review processes
  • Coordinate meetings and engagement events with government and First Nations
  • Coordinate and track responses to regulatory review comments and information requests
  • Provide technical, administrative and project management support for permitting projects (i.e. assist with schedule, budget, scope changes, risk log, document control)
  • Prepare status summaries and schedule reporting materials and work with managers on approval of the documentation
  • Support transition of permit approvals to the mine operations team
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Degree or diploma in Forestry, Biology, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related field
  • Three to five years or more of professional experience in environmental management, environmental assessment, or regulatory field
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with internal staff, communicate with government agencies and work with managers to identify and resolve issues
  • Experience in preparing and/or coordinating permitting applications in the resource development industry or demonstrated similar work
  • Specific knowledge and experience with permitting under the following BC legislation is an asset: Mines Act, Water Sustainability Act, Environmental Management Act, and Forest Act
  • Experience with impact assessment work is an asset
  • Excellent organization skills and proactive work style
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Office Suite®, specifically Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word

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, zinc and energy. 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 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth 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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