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Director, Health & Safety


Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date: September 30, 2019


Reporting to the Vice President, Health & Safety, the Director, Health & Safety is accountable for providing leadership across Teck on health and safety strategy and supporting initiatives. This position may be located in either Vancouver, Canada or Santiago, Chile.


The Director, Health & Safety will be responsible for planning and overseeing Teck's overall health and safety systems and must have a thorough and up to date understanding of health and safety requirements including legal issues. By identifying, managing and promoting continuous improvement in health and safety leadership, the successful candidate will help lead Teck to an enhanced culture of safety among our employees and contractors to ensure Teck’s vision of Everyone Going Home Safe and Healthy Every Day.


The successful candidate is both a motivational and innovative strategist who will provide advice to operations in the development and implementation of policies and procedures which will help to reduce incidents, illnesses and injuries as well as be able to develop close working relationships with the senior Business Unit management teams, operations, project and exploration teams. 


The successful candidate must have excellent analytical, technical and interpersonal skills and lead companywide initiatives in health and safety management.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Establish an effective Health and Safety Management system across the organization that will ultimately meet the requirements of recognized international standards.
  • Monitor and audit company-wide health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with legislation and management system standards. This includes indentification of improvement opportunities and providing coaching in these areas.
  • Monitor legislative developments and assist operations with regulators. Inform senior leadership of  the implications of existing, new and evolving legislative initiatives in active jurisdictions and the associated liabilities.
  • Develop and implement associated training modules at the corporate level and assist new operations in the establishment of health and safety policies, procedures and training modules. 
  • Organize, schedule and participate in a regular system of audits at operations for conformance with corporate policies and procedures, legislative requirements and industry accepted good practice. Report on audit findings, monitor progress at operations to complete action plans, and provide assistance as required.
  • Promote a health and safety culture through regular visits to operations, organizing conferences and information exchange which provides for continuous improvement and reduced incident rates  across the organization. 
  • In cooperation with operations, guide corporate management to establish annual health and safety objectives and rollout supporting strategies.
  • Promote health and safety leadership amongst employees and senior management through presentations, and demonstrated safety leadership.
  • Collect and evaluate information on operations and report to senior management and the Corporate HSEC Risk Management Committee. Identify and recommend areas for improvement in systems and procedures both corporately and at operations.
  • Assist in the implementation of software systems to reduce reporting workload while improving information exchange.
  • Participate with operations to conduct investigations and report on serious incidents. This includes review and report on the nature of incidents, identification of trends and communication with operations and senior management. Ensure that critical learnings from investigations are  communicated  to all other operations and follow-up to ensure recommendations are implemented.
  • Demonstrate industry leadership in strategy development and execution by identifying best practices across the industry and integrate into Teck’s learning culture.
  • Maintain contact with other industry professionals and attendance of conferences and various industry meetings for the purpose of improving corporate learning.
  • Identify and communicate trends which result in improvements in knowledge and reduction of injury and evaluate overall company performance against our industry peers



  • A minimum of 10 years of Health and Safety experience in a leadership role. A complimentary graduate degree or tertiary qualification preferred.
  • Solid understanding of mining industry fundamentals.
  • Experience with hazard identification and risk management preferably with critical control risk management.
  • Solid knowledge of regulatory requirements in key jurisdictions.
  • Experience with ICAM or similar investigative methodology.
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills with demonstrated ability to interact and coach  individuals and teams across all levels and functions.  
  • Effective written and verbal acommunication skills.
  • Demonstrated team player.
  • Process focused, results oriented, and highly productive
  • Demonstrated auditing skills
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of Health and Safety management systems.
  • Demonstrated skills in data analytics and reporting with solid comuter skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to operating and project locations at approximately 50% of time to all Teck operations and field sites including those at high altitude (over 14,000 feet) elevations.
  • Demonstrates Teck’s commitment to safety and sustainability.


Position Details:

  • This position is a Permannet Regular Full-Time position.
  • Salary will be in the range of $190,000-$210,00/year CAD depending on expereince.
  • Benefits will include: BC Medical Service Plan, Extended Health including Vision, Dental, Health Spending Account, Healthy Lifestyles Account, Basic Life Insurance, Basic AD&D, STD & LTD, EFAP, RRSP Plan, Vacation and Bonus.


Contact Information:

Teck Resources Ltd

Julie Whiffen-Peters

Suite 3300, 550 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada


Direct - 604-699-4438

Cell - 239-983-0664


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.


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.

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