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Manager, Exploration - Chile


Santiago, XIII Metropolitana de Santiago, CL

Location: Santiago, Chile

Closing Date: January 31, 2021

Reporting to the Director, Exploration – Americas, the Manager, Exploration – Chile is responsible for overseeing the effective execution and management of the local Exploration entities, office, staff, and Exploration programs. The role includes supporting the execution of specific geoscience or drilling programs on behalf of the Base-metal Business Unit, as requested. The Manager, Exploration – Chile is responsible for providing administrative, commercial, and technical expertise in operational and safety matters, working with the local exploration team and Exploration & Geoscience management to ensure that Exploration programs are planned, resourced, and executed in an efficient, effective, and safe manner, consistent with Teck’s culture and values. The incumbent is responsible for coaching, mentoring, and leading the local staff in the areas of performance management, recruiting, and career planning. The incumbent will be a leader in health, safety, and sustainability within the region and promote Teck’s core values in all aspects of the role.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, lead by example, and foster a proactive safety and sustainability culture based on the common values of health, safety, environment, and respect for communities’ interests and values. 
  • Manage the business of exploration within Teck Resources Chile including all administrative, governance, and technical requirements and initiatives.
  • Ensure the jurisdiction complies with Teck policy and reporting requirements by maintaining administrative systems consistent with governance needs.
  • Promote the company’s commitment to sustainability, the environment, and health and safety.
  • Ensure that that Teck’s environment, health, safety, and community standards are met in the region.
  • Work with the local technical and administrative teams to: develop and monitor budgets; allocate resources to each project; and ensure that land tenure and legal reporting obligations are met.
  • Work closely with a local team of geoscientists to identify opportunities, evaluate programs, and provide oversight on planning and execution of multiple mid- to long-term exploration programs within the region.
  • Provide technical direction to all projects in Chile and pursue technical excellence and ensure application of technical standards and best practices on all exploration programs.
  • Work with local staff to evaluate risk associated with projects and exploration activities, and provide guidance on approach, timelines, and procedures on how to mitigate risk at all phases of a project.
  • Manage all aspects of opportunity identification, pursuit and capture, as approved, within the jurisdiction.
  • Participate in and provide guidance to commercial evaluations, major project steering committees, and liaise with the Exploration management team to identify new business opportunities.
  • Maintain a broad national network of industry contacts for intelligence and recruiting purposes and to promote Teck being a partner of choice with new opportunities as they arise.
  • Stay current in events, policy, and legal changes applicable to community relations and exploration/mining in local jurisdiction.
  • Manage a staff of geoscience, support and administrative staff, and provide coaching, training, and leadership in terms of employee development and career planning.
  • Participate in identification and recruitment of new talent to meet the needs of the region’s work. 
  • Build a culture of teamwork across all constituents and stakeholders and encourage cooperation and open communication.


  • A minimum of 15 years of geoscience and management experience and a degree in geoscience; a postgraduate degree would be a strong asset.
  • Extensive working knowledge and technical expertise with one or more ore deposit types in either copper, gold, or zinc systems.
  • Ability to work effectively at a variety of scales and ability to guide exploration activities and evaluations at continent, district, or deposit scales.
  • Management experience in major exploration projects with the ability to lead and have oversight of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience managing large brownfields drilling programs.
  • Detail oriented and process driven with a strong ability to integrate all geoscience disciplines in decision making.
  • Seeks ways to continuously improve business operations by refining practices, eliminating barriers, taking action to improve processes and mitigating problems that create inefficiencies.
  • Understands how to set goals and prioritize tasks in order to achieve business results.
  • Encourages entrepreneurship, looks at creative and innovative ways to add value, looking at new ways of approaching work and improving efficiencies.
  • Identifies necessary change and evaluates opportunities based on long term objectives and leads a collaborative process inspiring clear vision for the future.
  • Demonstrates vision and strategic and innovative thinking.
  • Experience in performance management, planning, and control.
  • Demonstrates commercial and business acumen.
  • Fluent in written and oral Spanish and English.
  • Superior writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong understanding of Teck’s corporate culture, strategy, and management team.


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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About Teck


Teck es una compañía de recursos diversificados comprometida con la minería responsable y el desarrollo de minerales con las principales unidades de negocio enfocadas en cobre, acero, carbón, zinc y energía. Con sede en Vancouver, Canadá, sus acciones cotizan en la Bolsa de Valores de Toronto bajo los símbolos TECK.A y TECK.B y en la Bolsa de Valores de Nueva York bajo el símbolo TECK.


La búsqueda de la sustentabilidad guía el enfoque de Teck hacia los negocios. Teck está construyendo alianzas y capacidad para afrontar los desafíos de sustentabilidad dentro de las regiones en las que opera y a nivel mundial. En 2019, por séptimo año consecutivo, Teck ha sido nominada para el Índice Mundial de Sustentabilidad Dow Jones (Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, DJSI), lo que indica que las prácticas de sustentabilidad de Teck se clasifican en el 10% superior de las 2500 compañías más importantes del Índice del Mercado General (Broad Market Index) global de S&P.


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