Hydrotechnical Specialist (Temporary - 1 Year) (Sparwood, BC, CA)

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Closing Date: December 15, 2021  

Reporting to the Lead, Regional Water Management, the Hydrotechnical Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of various environmental compliance corrective action plans related to water management infrastructure across our Coal Operations in BC and AB. Corrective action plans require water management infrastructure assessments, hydraulic structure design, construction monitoring, development of preventive maintenance programs, site reconnaissance and data collection, tracking of water Key Performance Indicators. The role will transition into the implementation of an overall environmental performance strategy for water management infrastructure at the four operational sites.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone with a strong technical background in hydrology and hydraulics, water quality assessments, sediment transport and modelling, field investigations and construction monitoring. The person also requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships across multiple teams. We require an individual who has strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, who is self-motivated with excellent project management skills.

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 week with alternating Fridays off, come experience what work life balance is all about!


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Collaborate closely with various groups and disciplines to develop and implement a variety of environmental compliance corrective and preventive action plans related to water management infrastructure
  • Support problem solving across various groups and disciplines
  • Track and report progress against targets
  • Manage risks through effective implementation of site water management
  • Understand operational water quality, infrastructure risk, and develop feasible mitigation in coordination with partners based on permitted mine life
  • Support strong relationships with government agencies, Aboriginal groups, and local communities of interest
  • Ensure regulatory commitments relating to Water Management Plans and Water Management Facilities are met
  • Provide senior level technical review of permitting applications and regulatory submissions
  • Complete capital budget planning for water projects and ensure project management standard methodologies are applied
  • Prepare and review data and reports to meet regulatory and other commitments, including presentation of technical information to a variety of audiences
  • Support the development of Request for Proposals related to water infrastructure design and construction


  • Engineering or Science Degree in water resources engineering, civil, geochemistry, hydrology, or a related field
  • Relevant professional accreditation, such as P.Eng. or P.Geo.
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated ability working in an industrial environment; mining or oil and gas is preferred
  • Strong experience water resources management
  • Experience in project management and delivery
  • Experience leading the development and implementation of water management programs, and risk evaluation of water quality and quantity
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial mining water practices and regulatory compliance

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.

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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