Teck Resources Limited, Vancouver, BC
For my second co-op work term I worked for Teck Resources Limited, Canada’s largest diversified resource company. I was working out of the company’s head office, in Vancouver, but was working on three projects at Teck’s Red Dog mine in North West Alaska. During my time with Teck I worked in project controls for three different jobs in the Project Development Group within the company. My main role was in cost control but I also gained some experience in planning and scheduling. Being able to work in the project controls, and more specifically cost control, was an excellent opportunity for me. It helped me develop an understanding of how to maintain a budget from a technical standpoint as well understand how costs were prioritized. Teck has helped me build invaluable skills that I believe are applicable to any job regardless of the industry as all companies have budgets and schedules.