Manager Environment and Permitting

Date Posted: November 21, 2019
Closing Date: December 20, 2019
Vancouver, BC

ompany Background and Culture

Poised for growth, Taseko Mines is a dynamic and growing international mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our strategy is to build on our operating asset and grow our company by developing our pipeline of high quality, advanced stage projects.

Taseko owns (75%) and operates the state-of-the-art Gibraltar Mine in central British Columbia, the second largest open pit copper mine in Canada with a 700-person workforce. Gibraltar has a long mine life and produces an average of 140 million pounds of copper and 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum per year. Taseko is also an accomplished mine developer with a promising pipeline of projects in Canada and the United States.

Taseko has recently completed construction and commenced operation of a US$25 million production test facility at the Florence Copper project in Arizona, a unique low cost in-situ copper recovery project.  Engineering, design and permitting activities are underway in preparation for the 25-year commercial production phase of the project which will almost double Taseko’s annual copper production.

With the acquisition of Yellowhead Mining, Taseko has added another large, long-life copper project to its development portfolio.  The deposit, located 150km north of Kamloops, BC, is similar to the Gibraltar Mine deposit and the company is preparing to take the steps necessary to advance the technical and permitting work required to move the project towards production. 

In addition to the activities underway at Florence Copper and Yellowhead, Taseko continues engineering, permitting and environmental assessment related activities at its Aley niobium project in north central BC.

Taseko understands that continued success and growth are created by our most valued asset, our people.   Excellence is always our goal and achieving it means attracting, training and rewarding those who share our ambition and passion to be the very best we can be.  Join our team of experienced professionals and become part of an exciting future of growth and personal development.   For more information on Taseko visit our website at

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Manager, Environment & Permitting will join an experienced corporate engineering team working on a broad spectrum of projects at various stages of design, permitting, construction and operation.  Based in Vancouver, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing activities related to environmental assessments, permit applications and compliance for Taseko’s development projects and will be the corporate liaison with operating assets in respect of Environmental Management Systems.  This individual will play a key role in Taseko’s growth and success by providing input to corporate strategy and managing the advancement of development projects through the environmental assessment and permitting processes.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage activities related to environmental assessments and permit applications for proposed projects.
  • Interface and communicate with various levels of government, stakeholders and communities to advance permitting activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the engineering team and proactively identify opportunities to improve project environmental design aspects and streamline regulatory processes.
  • Provide corporate technical support to operating assets with regard to environmental compliance, governance and permitting.
  • Be corporate representative on operating asset EMS Committees.
  • Maintain permit compliance for development projects.
  • Keep abreast of existing and pending legislation and regulations, which may impact the company’s plans and activities; coordinate and disseminate regulatory information within the company.
  • Effectively contribute to Taseko’s strategies, policies, and communications related to environmental regulatory affairs.
  • Represent Taseko at various business and community events and participate in appropriate industry associations to enhance and further Taseko’s interests as well as the industry as a whole.

Professional Experience / Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of environmental / permitting experience with mining operations or resource projects, preferably in British Columbia.
  • Understanding of the full mining cycle from discovery through to closure.
  • Working knowledge of the applicable provincial and federal environmental regulations
  • Strong proven verbal and presentation ability.
  • Clear and concise writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement solutions based on pragmatic, critical thinking.
  • Ability to manage multiple environmental consultants with respect to scope, schedules and cost.
  • Familiar with current regulatory, environmental assessment and permitting practices.
  • Have a clear understanding of First Nations values and issues.
  • A network of strong contacts within the industry and associated government ministries is an asset.


  • Possess a degree and professional standing, or ability to apply for professional standing, n an appropriate engineering or environmental discipline.


At Taseko, we pride ourselves in offering a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our employees have the opportunity for career and professional growth through development, education and succession plan programs.

In addition, our compensation benefit package includes competitive salaries and vacation packages, Health and Insurance benefit program, and Retirement Savings Plan.


If you are qualified for the position posted and are interested in being part of reshaping the future of Taseko Mines Limited, please contact us either through our website at or by sending your particulars resume and cover letter to Amanda Brooks at