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Manager, Operational Readiness


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA


As Canada’s largest diversified mining company, Teck is committed to providing the world with essential resources safely and sustainably. We have a rich history of consistently driving innovation, harnessing pioneering technology, and encouraging a dynamic environment that empowers our employees to craft the future.


Teck is advancing its portfolio of copper growth projects. Operational Readiness is an important component of project development working closely with both project and operational teams to support the safe and effective transition of a project to an operating facility that sustainably meets performance objectives.


Reporting to the Director, Operational Readiness, the Manger, Operational Readiness is responsible for the development of operational readiness plans and providing subject matter expertise, guidance, and support for Base Metals projects through the project life cycle. This includes integration of the best methods and standards, and providing operational context to project design, evaluation, and execution.


The role will be required to lead and guide multidisciplinary teams and manage third party contracts for plan development and execution. Collaboration, the ability to quickly adapt within a dynamic and evolving environment. The ability to listen to and integrate different perspectives of project, commissioning, operations and maintenance organizations is critical.


This is a unique role and opportunity to be involved in the advancement of a high-profile suite of growth projects and an expanding center of excellence for our business.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures

  • Responsible for the development of project specific operational readiness plans consistent with project delivery stage requirements to ensure projects are ready for operations

  • Coordinate and participate in project design reviews, risk management activities, operating and capital cost estimates, and equipment and vendor selection

  • Integrate and develop standard processes and methodology in alignment with business strategies, standards, and technology including Change Management, Operations Management and Operating Systems, Asset Management, and Continuous Improvement

  • Coordinate and lead multidisciplinary workshops

  • Implement operational readiness plans and associated project management


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations management, or a related field

  • 10+ years in operations, maintenance, project management, or a similar role. Operational readiness experience is preferable

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams

  • Effective change management skills, with demonstrated experience driving behavior change

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on proactive risk assessment and mitigation

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including highly developed facilitation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience engaging effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Solid understanding of operations and maintenance processes and systems as well as project management experience is important, preferably with exposure to large project delivery

  • Spanish language skill would be an asset

  • Periodic travel will be required including international travel; frequency and duration will vary depending on project requirements

Why Join Us?

At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.


Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to: 


•    Annual Performance Bonus
•    Profit Share Plan
•    Health Spending Account  
•    Personal Spending Account
•    Extended Health Care  
•    Dental and Vision Care
•    Employer Paid Pension Plan
•    Life Insurance and Disability Coverage 
•    Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays     
•    Virtual Telemedicine and additional
support for overall well-being
•    Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)     

Salary Range: $130,000 - $160,000


The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

About Teck


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. Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the six consecutive years. Teck has also been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers for the past two years and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. 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.


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