Senior Lead, Regional Water Monitoring

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Date Posted: May 15, 2018
Closing Date: May 29, 2018
Sparwood Shared Services - Sparwood, BC

Reporting to the Manager, Regional Water Monitoring, the Senior Lead, Regional Water Monitoring is responsible for developing and implementing regional water monitoring and monitoring-related assessment programs. The incumbent will work within the Environment and Social Responsibility team and work interactively with mine operations and other groups within Teck (for example, the water quality management group and mine planning teams) to provide senior technical direction and support regarding water quality, aquatic health, chronic toxicity, and calcite.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Develop and lead implementation of regional water monitoring programs, including regional and local aquatics effects monitoring programs, acute and chronic toxicity testing programs, water quality/quantity assessment, and calcite to meet regulatory commitments and maintain social license to operate
  • Support development and implementation of groundwater monitoring programs to meet regulatory requirements, development of regional water quality modeling, and integration with regional and local aquatic effects monitoring programs
  • Support integrating regional water monitoring programs and Teck’s Adaptive Management Plan
  • Lead and provide technical review and direction on data collection, quality assurance and quality control, management and analysis (including applied statistics) of environmental data to inform management actions/decisions and provide clarity to assist with interpretation of information
  • Prepare and submit all necessary data and reports to meet regulatory and other commitments, including presentation of technical information to a variety of audiences (e.g., internal/external, technical/non-technical, etc.)
  • Supervise and mentor environmental staff as well as coordinate and manage consulting teams that support regional monitoring programs/projects
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with government agencies, Aboriginal groups and other local communities of interest to support understanding of Teck’s regional water monitoring activities
  • Communicate data and interpretation in a clear and understandable format suitable for the intended audience(s) to inform mine operations, permitting, water management and support process to gain resolution of any issues or challenges
  • Understand applicable commitments, permits and associated requirements so that appropriate information is collected to inform management decisions and actions
  • Implement appropriate project management controls (e.g. schedule, budget, scope changes, risk log, document control, contractor management) to keep projects on schedule and budget
  • Provide technical review and input to support Teck’s Social, Environmental and Regulatory Approvals (SERA) process for permit applications
  • Support business planning functions and budgeting for monitoring programs
  • Lead field, lab and data management inspections and audits to confirm standard operating procedures, guidance documents and management plans are being followed
  • Develop best management practices and guidance to standardize delivery and implementation of environmental projects/programs
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned or required


  • Minimum 10 years of experience leading development and implementation of environmental monitoring programs specific to aquatic ecotoxicology and aquatic effects monitoring and assessment
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or higher in biological sciences, with a post-graduate degree or diploma an asset
  • Hold a professional designation (e.g. P. Bio) and meet the BC provincial requirements of a qualified professional for applicable monitoring and assessment programs
  • Sound working knowledge of federal and provincial compliance practices and regulations related to water quality, aquatic health and resource development is required
  • Strong leadership, organizational, technical writing, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent project management experience with a track record that includes management and technical direction of multiple environmental projects
  • Proficient in environmental data management, analysis and reporting, including Environmental Management Systems and utilization of EQuIS
  • Strong water chemistry and applied statistics background, and experience with industrial operations interaction with aquatic environments
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities to see projects to completion and to meet challenges directly

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.

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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.

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