Lead Environmental Scientist

Teck Resources
Posted 5 months ago
$115,000 - $142,000 per year
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Section Leader, Environmental Technology, the Lead Environmental Scientist is responsible for supporting environmental technology development projects, providing technical consulting services to sites, and developing a healthy environmental technology project portfolio. The position will require various domestic and international travel, dependent on portfolio, project, and personal or personnel development needs.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to work on advancing technologies in source control and the application of microbiology in the mining industry. Experience and knowledge of biogeochemistry and bioprocess engineering will be vital. To be successful, we are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who can build relationships across multi-disciplinary teams and can communicate key messages and recommendations to all company levels. This role requires a self-motivated individual, who enjoys managing multiple projects and priorities with minimal supervision. Critical thinking skills, and the ability to mentor and coach individuals would be critical for success.

Join us in breathtaking Trail, British Columbia. Here you will find outdoor adventures 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 work 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
  • Establish and promote the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Management System and EHS policies at off-site locations
  • Advise on environmental technology projects through the project lifecycle and optimize selected solutions
  • Strategize, lead all aspects of, and implement sophisticated biogeochemical research necessary to advance the projects, using internal and external resources as needed
  • Provide technical support as a SME to multiple sites and project teams; facilitate regulatory reporting and provide support to internal governance practices
  • Engage with Teck’s external networks to develop environmental solutions
  • Support the ongoing development of an environmental technology project portfolio


  • Advanced Degree in geoscience, bioprocess engineering, environmental engineering, applied chemistry, microbiology, geology or similar accreditation with proven experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in bioprocessing and its practical applications in an industrial context
  • Eligible to become registered with the appropriate regulatory professional body: R.PBio., P.Chem., or P.Geo.
  • Proficient in statistical experimental design and conducting experiments to evaluate and improve biogeochemical and bioprocess models
  • Efficiently managing projects and logistics involving internal and external stakeholders, such as modeling groups, process engineers, consultants, and universities

Why Join Us?

At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.

Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • Profit Share Plan
  • Health Spending Account
  • Personal Spending Account
  • Extended Health Care
  • Dental and Vision Care
  • Employer Paid Pension Plan
  • Life Insurance and Disability Coverage
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays
  • Virtual Telemedicine and additional support for overall well-being
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Salary Range: $115,000 – $142,000

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

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