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Manager, Value Delivery, Drill and Blast, RACE21


Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date: April 7, 2020


With a strong history of innovation for over 100 years, Teck is Canada’s largest diversified natural resource company looking to embark on its next chapter!


Being part of the RACE21™ team, you’ll be leading the charge of a company-wide renewal of technology and infrastructure – a high-tech transformation of mining into the next generation.


With the financial backing and dedication from our leadership, we envision a fully-integrated agile digital platform that will:


Renew, Automate, and Connect material, processes, equipment flows, and data systems to grow and enable a broad application of advanced analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence


Empower our employees by investing in digital skills and capabilities to improve creativity and innovation – growing sustainability, safety, and performance in real time, unlocking resource base knowledge and improving planning for efficient resource extraction


We are world-class leaders in sustainability and safety – and we are building a better world with lasting competitive advantages, from 2021 and beyond!


Reporting to the Director, Value Delivery, the Manager, Value Delivery, Drill and Blast, RACE21™ is responsible for the development and execution of a drill and blast roadmap for Teck’s operations. Activities include evaluating opportunities for the application of advanced analytics to Teck’s production drilling fleet, developing products based on seen opportunities and deploying products in partnership with Teck sites to achieve clearly demonstrable and sustainable business value.



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Define, execute, and prioritize a Teck wide roadmap of analytics product development for drill and blast that has strong user consensus, is reflected in site plans and continuous improvement trackers, has clear business cases/valuations, and has initiatives at different stages of maturity to ensure a balanced development pipeline
  • With the Manager of Product, lead at least one digital squad for end to end delivery, that will combine internal Teck resources, consultants, and contractors:
    • Product Owners who coordinate day to day agile digital product development
    • Software Developers, Data Scientists, and Data Engineers who build products for both desktop software and mobile applications
    • Deployment Specialists who ensure that products most optimally meet business needs, and work with site Continuous Improvement or other resources charged with change management of deploying products at site
    • Subject matter experts and site users who are the effective customers for the products and have a critical voice in guiding product development
    • Other specialized resources such as UX/UI developers, QA, and cloud platform architects
  • Integrate efforts with other relevant RACE21™ teams including the Renew, Strategy, and Change Management teams



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science, or equivalent experience is required; Masters of Arts or Science is a plus
  • Deep domain expertise in surface mining drill and blast process with some involvement in the development or deployment of advanced analytics in their specific focus area
  • Proven understanding of software development life cycle models, knowledge of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices, and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • Consistent track record in data science, data engineering, or software engineering in the resource industry
  • On site experience in a resource industry company leading Continuous Improvement teams
  • Background leading multiple external vendors simultaneously
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and rapidly evolving environments
  • Effective interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, team building, providing and receiving feedback
  • Experience interacting with individuals from both technology organizations and operational sites, at all levels of an organization
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to handle contending demands


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 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth 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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