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Teck Resources

Environmental Scientist, Aquatics

Sparwood, BC
Full Time
14 hours ago
Closing Date: June 15, 2021

Reporting to the Senior Lead Aquatic Science, theLead Aquatic Scienceis accountable for work on projects to assess and support the ongoing management and compliance of regional and local permits associated with our coal mining operations. The position requires specialized scientific knowledge, technical skills, and project management experience.

To be successful in this role we are looking for someone with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, who is able to coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives. Someone who will thrive in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction, but who also works well collaborating with a team.

You will have strong problem solving and decision-making abilities, and be able to work independently. Some field work in remote locations and in inclement weather conditions may be required. You will have the opportunity to work on ground-breaking projects at the forefront of nickel and selenium science. Working with leading scientists in aquatics toxicology you will tackle complex and sophisticated challenges.

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! Working a compressed workweek with alternating Fridays off, come experience what work life balance is all about!

Responsibilities :
  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Design, implement, and manage technically sophisticated biological and physicochemical monitoring programs, including the collection of chemical, physical, and biological data
  • Provide technical review of study designs and reporting associated with environmental programs
  • Understand linkages between environmental programs to align study designs and share data between study teams as appropriate
  • Coordinate with internal and external specialists to address highly complex environmental science issues
  • Supervise field investigations, inspections, and audits
  • Oversee contractors to confirm work is being conducted in accordance with the project scope and health and safety requirements
  • Analyze field and analytical data to draft technical reports and communications
  • Maintain large, complex, program budgets
  • Collaborate closely with partners through the Environmental Monitoring and Elk Valley Fish and Fish Habitat Committees

Qualifications :
  • Degree or diploma in Environmental Science, Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology, or related field
  • Minimum four years demonstrated ability in the field of environmental compliance or monitoring specific to mining
  • Experience with environmental data management software (GIS/EQuIS) and proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite®
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and provincial environmental and waste legislation, standards, and effective industry practices

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 developmentwith 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 or follow @TeckResources.

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