Lead, Environment Biodiversity

Teck Resources Limited


Full time

Jun 21

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About the job

Closing Date: June 28, 2021

Teck is internationally recognized for its commitment to biodiversity management. Reporting to the Senior Lead, Biodiversity Terrestrial, the Lead, Environment Biodiversity is responsible for leading the biodiversity management program and supporting permitting applications as a subject matter expert. Some of the specific activities involved in this role include commissioning scientific studies and working with regional experts on mitigating our impacts to priority ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife. You will design and manage mapping and monitoring projects to support impact and risk assessments and develop mitigation action plans to support ongoing and future coal mining operations, as well as mine closure. You will also design and implement studies to improve our understanding of mitigation success.

To be successful, we are looking for someone who can work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. Someone with outstanding organizational, interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, who can effectively engage and collaborate with partners with varying backgrounds, and at different levels of the organization. Someone who is a self-starter, has strong problem-solving skills, and can prioritize contending demands.

Join us in the breathtaking Elk Valley of British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventure at your fingertips. Whether it's biking and skiing, or the laid-back atmosphere of fishing and hiking, there is something for everyone!


Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures

Oversee the monitoring and updating of Biodiversity Management Plans at active and closed operations within the coal business unit

Design and lead the implementation of mitigation action plans and coordinate efforts across multiple operations

Develop and refine technical tools to support biodiversity and environment management efforts, including mitigation efficacy

Lead and supervise a team, including consultants and contractors, to support and implement monitoring, management, and rehabilitation projects

Coordinate with personnel at operations to implement activities and support management of regulatory and permit requirements

Interact with regulators, local First Nations, and communities of interest to seek feedback regarding biodiversity and environment management planning and implementation

Provide detailed reporting on scope, schedule, and budget of projects, including working with operations and regulatory approvals teams to develop cost estimates for annual budgeting cycles

Understand, interpret, and advise on existing and emerging federal and provincial regulations related to biodiversity and environmental management issues

Identify areas for innovation to ensure continuous improvement of Teck’s biodiversity management program

Assist with preparing regulatory approval submissions, acting as a subject matter specialist for understanding biodiversity and environment-related impacts and implementing management and mitigation strategies


Science degree or diploma in an environmental-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum five years demonstrated ability working in environmental or biodiversity management in the natural resource sector, with experience in project management

Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring biodiversity mitigation and rehabilitation projects

Experience with biodiversity, environment and/or conservation programs at the provincial, federal, and global level

Ability to provide critical review and subject matter input for regulatory submissions

Experience working with First Nations, regulatory agencies, and communities of interest

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.

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.

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

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