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Teck Resources

Manager, Fish and Fish Habitat

Sparwood, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Closing Date: March 8, 2021

Reporting to the Director Environment, the Manager, Fish and Fish Habitat is responsible for leading and supervising the effective planning, execution, and management of aquatic components of biodiversity management. This includes fish population monitoring, regional fish habitat management, restoration, and offsetting planning for our operations in the Coal business unit.

To be successful we are looking for someone with strong attention to detail, who is adaptable and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who has strong leadership and mentoring abilities. We require an individual who has outstanding critical thinking and problem solving abilities, who can give strategic direction and lead a team.

In this role you will have the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the sustainability of mining and fish and fish habitats. Our team is growing and expanding to address complicated challenges, utilizing cutting-edge technology.

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
  • Manage the portfolio of fisheries and aquatic biodiversity programs, including all administrative, strategic, governance, and technical requirements and initiatives
  • Supervise the development and implementation of aquatic biodiversity and fish and fish habitat monitoring programs and studies, as well as the regulatory review and engagement processes
  • Lead, supervise, and coach a team of professionals, ensuring progressive development plans are in place
  • Develop, implement, and manage budgets on an annual basis, providing senior input and strategic advice on budget decisions and allocations
  • Build and maintain relationships with federal and provincial regulators, local Indigenous groups, and operations personnel to manage site-based programs
  • Collaborate with other departments within the Environment and Social Responsibility team to advance sustainable aquatic biodiversity and fish and fish habitat management programs and support the development of regulatory applications
  • Provide critical review and guidance on permitting strategies including required engagement activities, permitting schedules, and application approach, scope, and quality
  • Understand, interpret, and provide strategic direction on existing and emerging federal and provincial regulations related to fisheries

Qualifications :
  • Science or Engineering degree in an environmental-related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 10 years demonstrated ability working in fisheries and aquatic biodiversity management leadership roles and large project management in the natural resource sector
  • Expert level knowledge and demonstrated strategic planning experience in fish and aquatic biodiversity management
  • Minimum five years demonstrated ability supervising or leading a team
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with Indigenous groups, regulatory agencies, and local communities
  • Solid understanding of provincial and federal regulatory approvals practices, legislation, and regulations relating to fish, fish habitat, and aquatic resources, preferably within British Columbia
  • Solid understanding of the Federal Fisheries Act and experience in preparing and engaging upon Fisheries Act applications
  • Ability to provide critical review of technical reports, study designs, biological monitoring programs, and regulatory submissions pertaining to fisheries management

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 or follow @TeckResources.

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