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Lead, Health, Safety & Environment - Australia


West Perth, WA, AU

Lead, Health, Safety & Environment – Australia

Vancouver, BC

December 10, 2021


Closing Date: January 28, 2022


This role will be based in Perth, Australia and reporting directly to the Manger, Exploration – Australia, with a dotted line to the Director, HSEC, Exploration & Project Development. Collaboration and pro-active communication with the Exploration team and Teck Exploration HSE Leads globally will be fundamental drivers of success.


The Lead, Health, Safety & Environment has responsibility for leading the HSE function for the Australian Exploration team, ensuring continuous improvement and compliance with Teck’s policies, processes, and relevant Australian legislation. The incumbent will have a solid understanding of mineral exploration activities working in remote regions of Australia.


Key to the role is ensuring that:

  • Exploration staff have the vital understanding, training, and tools to fulfill their designated H&S responsibilities,
  • Project leaders and Country management are provided with support to meet their H&S accountabilities through guidance, advice and verification processes
  • Project activities are conducted in alignment with expectations of Teck Resources Limited, Teck Exploration and country legal requirements
  • Oversight of, and support to, site contractors



  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Ensure activities are consistent with Teck’s policies and management systems, as guided by the Charter of Corporate Responsibility, the Code of Sustainable Conduct and the Health and Safety Policy.
  • Proactively engage and provide leadership for Exploration to drive continuous improvement of the HSE management system.
  • Leads and coordinates the implementation of corporate HSE programs as part of the corporate HS&E strategies.
  • Understands the principles of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation and more specifically:
  • Reviews existing processes and recommends changes as the need arises;
  • Continuously seeks opportunities to recognize health, safety and environmental hazards and works to manage associated risks in the workplace;
  • Works with Managers and Project Leads to implement hazard identification processes and appropriate risk mitigation measures, and reviews and modifies specific processes as the need arises;
  • Develops and reviews Safe Work Procedures for the broad spectrum of exploration activities within Australia;
  • Completes periodic inspections & audits of worksites and equipment;
  • Leads all aspects of the implementation and execution of Critical Control Verification processes
  • Supports the Project Leads in completing projects through the development of Risk Assessments, Inductions and Emergency Response Plans.
  • Coordinates and maintains relevant training for the Australian exploration team including conducting routine ‘needs assessments’ to resolve appropriate training.
  • Documents all workplace HS&E incidents, investigations and applies corrective actions when necessary.
  • Reports on leading and lagging indicators & project metrics using available Exploration and corporate systems and tools; promotes the development of new data capture systems and data visualization platforms
  • Maintains HS&E databases, web portals and local SharePoint sites.
  • Develops and leads annual HSE Budgets and input on Project budgets.
  • Coordinates the collection of base-line environmental data for projects and maintains environmental monitoring programs as per corporate guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Promotes the focus on Occupational Health and Hygiene exposure recognition, monitoring and mitigation; responsible for identifying all exposure groups and handling subsequent mitigation measures
  • Maintains the country legal obligations register and coordinates associated compliance activities



  • Hold a minimum Certificate IV in Worker Health & Safety, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 7 years HSE experience on exploration projects with exposure to various types of drilling rigs, geophysics tools and other exploration activities.
  • A good understanding of the regulatory framework associated with appropriate local, national and international health, safety and environmental legislations.
  • Intermediate to sophisticated knowledge of the principles of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation.
  • Demonstrated auditing and inspection skills.
  • Proven track record to engage with multiple partners internal across Teck and external government agencies.
  • Experience with handling budgets and forecasting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate level skills for Microsoft Office products.
  • Proficient written and verbal English language skills.

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, and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. 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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