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Specialist, Risk & Insurance

Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA

Closing Date:  January 15, 2022  

 

Reporting to the Vice President, Risk & Security and Chair Materials Stewardship Committee, The Specialist, Risk & Insurance performs an essential role with the collection, compilation, maintenance and sharing of insurance-related information internally and externally.

Working independently, the position provides critical support to the Risk Group within the Global Insurance Program (automobile, property, casualty, marine, OCIP, D&O, Captives). The Specialist Risk & Insurance is also responsible for creating, negotiating, and executing key one-off contract language and keeping standard contract language current and adequate to reflect Teck’s risk appetite at any given time. Negotiates on behalf of Teck all risk-related contract language with contractors, vendors and suppliers. Leads risk management contract negotiations and reviews, including vetting of contractor programs. Manages the Avetta Contractor system for operations and solves, in a timely manner, time pressing contractor’s issues.

Building integral relationships across Teck and throughout our risk management and insurance communities is key for the role.

This role also acts as a consulting role with Legal, strategic Business Units, Operations and external contractors/service providers and vendors on behalf of the Risk Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Responsible for working with stakeholders (internal and external providers and member organizations) to continue to improve the robustness of Teck’s application of the Standard and to ensure Teck’s requirements are consistent with industry best practices.
  • Risk Management:
    • Develops risk management controls and systems to eliminate, mitigate or transfer potential risks.
    • Liaises with BUs and Teck Groups by negotiating risk management, indemnity, and insurance-related contract provisions and provides advice, guidance and due diligence, recommending changes in line with existing risk appetite and the global insurance program. Participates in complex negotiations with stakeholders and counterparties during the negotiation of non-standard contract terms and determines and addresses each affected department’s needs relative to those terms.
    • Manages change, adapting contract risk and insurance templates to new requirements.
    • Promote Business Unit/Operation knowledge, build risk awareness, and understand the effectiveness and adequacy of contractor/vendor contract insurance. Develops and conducts risk management training, workshops and seminars.
    • Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of underwriter marketing submissions for all lines of coverage associated with the Global Insurance Program, including submissions to Teck’s two captives, BMCF and BMCI.
    • Responsible for the placement and renewal of certain insurance policies.
    • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Risk Group’s SharePoint sites for internal and external use; troubleshoot and interact with Teck Digital Systems and consultants.
    • Responsible for Risk Group database system support back-up.  Includes maintenance of accurate statistics and records on claims, premiums, insurance coverages, and cost allocations to support the Director, Risk, Insurance and Claims and the Specialist, Risk, Insurance & Captive Service; assist in implementing improvements to the overall Risk Management program.
    • Responsible for the document management system (Avetta) and liaising directly with business units, operations and contractors. Implements improvements to and promote the expansion of Avetta.

Qualifications:

  • Fifteen (15) years of business experience crossing multiple jurisdictions, preferably in large, complex organizations.
  • Business contracts and common language.
  • Understanding of insurance terms and coverages.
  • Professional designation.
  • Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation and/or Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation is an asset.
  • Ability to think critically, solve problems and make decisions independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Highly organized self-starter with a proven ability to work independently, prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; proficiency in SharePoint; efficiency and accuracy in word processing is essential.
  • Some travel is required.

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated.

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 percent 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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