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General Counsel & Secretary

Company: Teck
Location: Spokane
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

Closing Date: April 28, 2019The General Counsel and Secretary ( General Counsel ) will provide a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to in-house clients of Teck American Incorporated and its subsidiaries as well as other Teck companies.The General Counsel will report to the TAI Board of Directors with a dotted line to the Senior Vice President, Commercial and Legal Affairs of Teck Resources Limited ( TRL ), Teck s parent company, in Vancouver.The General Counsel will hold primary responsibility for overseeing all U. S. legal affairs for the Company. This includes support of the Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska, the Pend Oreille mine in Washington, exploration projects in Alaska, Minnesota, and the Southwestern U. S., and management of legacy properties throughout the Western U. S. The successful candidate will also assist in the management of Teck s office in Spokane, Washington.The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and gain the trust of executives and employees at all levels of the company. Compatibility and fit as well as timely advice are of the utmost importance.Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Review, analyze and advise on a wide variety of contracts for all U. S. entities of parent company Teck.
  • Provide legal support in the substantive areas of employment, environmental, government relations, safety, land management, sales, corporate governance, compliance, and litigation management.
  • Support governance under and implementation of the Company s complex operating agreement with NANA Regional Corporation, the landowner of the Red Dog mine.
  • Serve as an officer and secretary and handle corporate governance for all U. S. Teck companies.
  • Manage the use of outside counsel on various litigation matters.
  • Work with outside counsel and internal clients on various environmental and regulatory issues.
  • Act as signatory on a number of Company documents.
  • In liaison with subject matter managers in Vancouver, directly manage the customs and trade compliance and U. S. land departments including the creation of annual objectives and performance management of team members.
  • Provide additional legal support for company business needs as needed.
  • Work with colleagues in TRL s legal department on various precedent initiatives and other corporate projects.
    • Lead or participate in special projects for TRL. Current projects include:
      • Compliance coordinator for TRL s Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Policy.
      • Oversight of company-wide Customs and Trade Compliance function.
      • Creation of a company-wide contract management system
        • While the General Counsel will interact with colleagues in TRL s 14 member legal department, this position must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.Qualifications:
          • J. D. from an accredited law school.
          • Member of a state bar in good standing.
          • Must become a licensed member of the State of Washington Bar.
          • Minimum 8-10 years of legal experience, preferably as a general counsel or division general counsel.
          • Background as a corporate and commercial generalist, preferably with experience in environmental matters or natural resources.
          • Good working knowledge of commercial contracts and indemnity issues.
          • Understanding of corporate governance.
          • Sound legal and commercial judgment.
          • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients and to provide balanced advice regarding risks.
          • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and integrity.
          • Ability to work with little supervision.
          • Ability to get along well with others and foster relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels within the organization.
          • Ability to solve problems creatively and skillfully negotiate complex agreements, all while inspiring trust and facilitating collaboration with colleagues and clients.
          • Ability to align with business objectives within established legal framework.
          • Strategic, adaptable and versatile.
          • Discreet, tactful and customer-service oriented.About Spokane:The largest city in Eastern Washington, Spokane is located on the Spokane River, 110 miles south of the Canadian border, approximately 30 miles from Idaho border, and 300 miles east of Seattle.In the Inland Northwest, the Spokane region serves as a business, transportation, medical, industrial and cultural hub. The region s low-cost living and lifestyle opportunities combined with the area s competitive cost of doing business create a positive environment for employees and their families to work, play and live.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.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 or follow #L1-JW1

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