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US Land and Assets Manager

Location: 

Spokane, WA, US

General Accountability

Based in Spokane, Washington and reporting to the TAI Vice President and General Counsel, the US Land and Assets Manager is responsible for managing specific Teck assets in the United States, including the US property portfolio, historic data, farm-out opportunities and royalty portfolio.  Working with the U.S. Exploration, Business Development and Operations management teams, the US Land and Assets Manger will take the lead role directing all functions of the land department including acquisition, disposal, administration, and management of all land interests required for mineral exploration, project development, production, reclamation and maintenance of legacy assets.

Working with other Teck departments, the incumbent will develop a comprehensive understanding of Teck’s corporate assets within the US to ensure that they are well managed.  Incumbent will be responsible for development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems related to land management for acquisitions, divestitures, exploration, permitting, operations, reclamation and legacy properties for U.S. exploration, business development, projects group, environmental group, and operations.

 

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES, QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS 

  • Cultivate a comprehensive understanding of Teck’s U.S. active, idle, legacy and royalty assets and intellectual property, ensure title is perfected and active royalties are being collected/paid in accordance with the appropriate agreement.
  • Maintain all US properties in good standing
  • Monitor all activity affecting tenure of US properties
  • Secure Confidentiality Agreements insuring that due diligence on property positions and vendors has been accomplished;
  • Research land title for pending acquisitions
  • Monitor competitor activity / Land Status changes / governmental regulations
  • Construct and negotiate agreements for acquiring assets working closely with other departments and for access and use of land during project development;
  • Coordinate claim staking activity
  • Coordinate State Lease and Permit acquisitions
  • Prepare property acquisitions and dispositions, including evaluation of land status, agreement negotiation, leasing, permitting and staking
  • Under authority of Exploration or Operations managers, acquire properties of interest to Teck;
  • Prepare documents for permitting and bonding of exploration projects
  • Coordinate bonding and insurance on agreements, permits and contracts
  • Provide expertise and support for regulatory compliance, permit assessment and permit acquisition
  • Supervise office personnel including GIS personnel, Land Analyst, Archivist, Office Assistant
    Maintain database of all U.S. properties, agreements, royalties, leases, and claims
  • Maintain historical records of land tenure and agreements
  • Maintain corporate intellectual property records for U.S. assets
  • Provide leadership in the maintenance of administrative systems for the land management function that maximize efficiency and support regulatory compliance.
  • Communicate with government agencies on tenure and permitting matters
  • Coordinate land related activities with local, state and federal agencies;
  • Engage with industry associations and regulators and understand the U.S. regulatory environment;
  • Prepare business cases and reports regarding land tenure initiatives and present recommendations and status updates for recommendation of strategic asset acquisition or divestiture to appropriate managers;
  • Evaluate costs and manage budget for the land management function;
  • Assist the U.S. General Counsel with due diligence requirements on various initiatives

 

 Technical Competencies

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive land management experience with an emphasis on US regulations within the mining industry;
  • American Association of Professional Landmen designation as a Certified Professional Landman (CPL);
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field, master’s degree is desirable;
  • Detail oriented and process driven with a systematic approach to asset management;
  • Ability to represent Teck professionally and with integrity while interacting with internal, public and regulatory stakeholders;
  • Understand and interpret existing land agreements to facilitate operations and decision making and to handle queries/demands from both internal and external sources;
  • Advanced written and oral English.  Superior writing and data compilation skills required to develop summaries and technical data rooms for third party review;
  • Superior presentation skills;
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis.

 

Leadership Competencies

  • Ability to interact with multidisciplinary teams, potential partners and other stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills and experience working with a broad range of people;
  • Results oriented with excellent organizational, planning, program management and decision making skills;
  • High degree of initiative, self-motivation, accountability and independent judgment;
  • Understand the needs of the business, focuses on priorities by setting goals, determining timelines, delegating resources and measuring results;
  • Understand how to get things done through formal channels, utilizing key practices, policies and procedures to achieve objectives;
  • Energetic, empowers others, and shares ownership and accountability for project outcomes;
  • Focus on priorities, setting objectives and goals, measuring performance and evaluating results;
  • Can establish positive rapport with others and is effective in managing relationship through openness, honesty and cooperation;
  • Collaborate with others to develop new ideas and shares responsibility in deliverables;
  • Has vision and strategy, and innovative thinking.

 

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.

 

Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

 

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. 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.

 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

 


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