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Teck Resources

Senior Lead, Research & Development

Posted 4 days ago

Job Description

Closing Date: June 19, 2024

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Development, the Senior Lead, Research and Development (R&D) is responsible for leading water quality R&D projects. You will collaborate with internal and external partners to develop research programs and safely execute those programs at our active mine sites as a part of Teck's overall commitment to the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan.

To be successful, we are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who can coordinate and manage consultants and contractors. Someone who is self-motivated and collaborates well with a multi-disciplinary team. Someone who is adaptable, and able to prioritize demands in a fast-paced, field environment.

In this role you will have the chance to make a substantial contribution to the sustainability of mining and improving water quality. You will be scaling up and implementing exciting new technologies in the field, changing the way we manage mine waste.

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!

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Lead large projects in the field, through to implementation
  • Balance the technical needs of research programs with the practical requirements of active mining environments
  • Collaborate with Environment and Social Responsibility to acquire permits and work with regulators to transition R&D projects to technologies that can be relied on to improve water quality
  • Deliver technical presentations to both internal and external partners

  • Engineering or Science degree in civil, chemical, geological, mining, environmental, or a related field
  • Minimum eight years of experience deploying projects in an industrial setting; preferably in a mining environment
  • Significant experience leading technical projects in the field
  • Working knowledge of relevant disciplines such as geochemistry, hydrogeology, hydrology, and/ or microbiology
  • Research and development experience


Teck employees receive a competitive compensation package that includes, but is not limited to, base salary plus the following benefits:

  • Two Annual Bonus Plans
  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan
  • Retirement Package
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Health Lifestyle Account

Salary Range: $116,900 - $144,400

The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate's relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

Successful candidates must be willing to satisfy the pre-employment requirements of a pre-employment drug screen and three professional references.

About Teck

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person's unique perspective and contribution.

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.

Teck has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People .

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck's approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).

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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About Teck Resources

Teck is Canada’s largest diversified resource company, committed to responsibly providing products that are essential to building a better quality of life for people around the world. Our business units focus on steelmaking coal, a critical ingredient in steel production; zinc, used to galvanize and protect metals; copper, essential for electronics, power generation and transmission; and energy, necessary to meet growing global demand. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, we own or have interests in 12 operating mines, one large metallurgical complex, an oil sands mining and processing operation, and several major development projects in North and South America. We offer opportunities across a wide range of activities related to exploration, development, mining and minerals processing, including smelting and refining, health and safety, environmental protection, materials stewardship, recycling and innovation and technology. Our people are our greatest resource. Teck was built by people with vision, creativity and ideas. Join the Teck team and become a part of that long tradition.


Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Energy

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-12

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