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Director, Legacy Properties

Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date:  September 22, 2019

 

Reporting to the Vice President, Environment, the Director, Legacy Properties is responsible for leading the sustainable management of legacy properties for Teck.  This position has a wide range of interactions with operations and communities of interest and management responsibility for external and internal reporting.

 

The successful candidate will oversee the safe and sustainable management of legacy properties in compliance with government regulations, permit conditions, and corporate requirements and expectations. The goal is to reduce or eliminate long-term “Decommissioning and Reclamation Provision” liabilities and where possible, move properties towards being stable, rehabilitated landforms.

 

At Teck, legacy sites are managed in a risk-prioritized manner that fosters positive relationships with adjacent communities and enhances the company’s public reputation.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Oversee decommissioning and reclamation projects at legacy sites to reduce financial, environmental and public safety liabilities.
  • Ensure that legacy land issues including buying, selling, leasing, tax assessments, easements and right of ways are managed by the group to ensure control and access to sites, and to minimize liabilities.
  • Evaluate environmental issues at active and closed operations with the purpose of identifying risks and recommending risk management strategies.
  • Achieve compliance with permits and regulatory authorizations for reclamation work programs, and for the long-term care and maintenance of mine sites located in multiple Canadian, American and Australian jurisdictions.
  • Identify opportunities for positive outcomes from legacy properties, such as net positive impact on biodiversity, generation of renewable energy, or supporting community uses of land.
  • Provide guidance, direction and support to site/project management in order to identify and mitigate risks ensuring timely and appropriate internal/external reporting of activities, expenditures, risks, incidents and issues.
  • Provide strong safety leadership as evidenced through safety culture, training and awareness in hazard identification and high potential risk management, compliance with incident reporting and investigation requirements and a low frequency of injuries, with zero incidence of disabling injuries.
  • Oversee and approve project scope, cost, consultant selection, project implementation and direction for legacy properties assessments and projects.
  • Represent the corporation on various national and international committees, industry associations and professional organizations.
  • Maintain currency with evolving risk management science and practice, as it pertains to the mining and smelting industry, and the products we produce.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with, national and international environmental laws and regulations.
  • Oversee the preparation of applicable components of the annual sustainability report
  • Provide review and input on Teck’s annual disclosure obligations regarding environmental regulatory aspects.
  • Ensure timely and effective implementation of internal and external policies, procedures, and tools for the management and reporting of Teck’s  health, safety, environment and community risks and liabilities associated with legacy properties.
  • Promote and form constructive relationships and manage expectations with regulators, politicians, NGOs, and the public.
  • Communicate and negotiate with stakeholders on complex technical, legal and regulatory issues in a manner that reflects transparency, competency, trust, and corporate objectives

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Expertise in technical areas of the mining industry, particularly in the field of environmental science with an advanced engineering or science degree.
  • Fifteen or more years of experience in roles of progressively increasing responsibility in environmental, operational, governance, regulatory, corporate and community affairs fields in the mining industry
  • Very high level of scientific knowledge and practical experience, combined with the ability to communicate and negotiate with NGOs, members of the public, and government agencies.
  • Ability to formulate and implement environmental strategies, policies and practices through establishing corporate and operational environmental objectives and action plans.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications and presentation skills in both formal and informal settings.
  • Excellent understanding of national and regional environmental regulations, permitting and legislative processes, and a broad knowledge of mining policy issues.
  • Excellent understanding of mining and smelting closure and reclamation requirements, methods and associated costs.
  • Ability to rapidly review, assess, and form recommendations on environmental and technical information, typically in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of the organization, an ability to influence outcomes, and an ability to manage conflict.
  • Stong leadership and management skills including ability to manage a technically-diverse staff and consultants to effectively leverage skillsets and providing additional support where necessary.
  • A strategic thinker who is capable of seeing the big picture, identifying appropriate strategies and translating them into action.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems with logical and appropriate solutions in a timely and decisive manner.
  • Motivated self-starter who can manage several projects simultaneously and adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

 

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 2018, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the ninth 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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