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Environmental Affairs Director

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Elko, NV, US, 89801

Company: Newmont Goldcorp Corporation


Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.



  • Are you passionate about the environment?
  • Do you want to work in an inclusive global company?
  • Do you want to directly lead employees, engineering and environmental consultants, construction contractors and field technicians for several legacy sites in the Western United States?

This role is responsible for project development and execution, risk management, partner engagement, and environmental regulatory compliance at several sites in the Western US. The portfolio expands and contracts regularly, but currently consists of nine legacy sites; currently eight in Nevada and one in Montana. The role also carries overall responsibility for the management of numerous exploration sites (currently 26) which involves care, maintenance, compliance reporting and closure activities.

Essential Duties


  • Responsible for full oversight of a portfolio of legacy and abandoned exploration sites throughout Nevada and Montana.
  • Develops, implements and manages care and maintenance programs for the locations; ensures compliance with statutory regulations associated with each site.
  • Identifies, plans and oversees reclamation/closure projects for the sites, which may include significant construction or divestiture.
  • Direct oversight of consulting engineers/scientists and contractors involved in reclamation, maintenance, testing and compliance work.
  • Assess risk associated with incidents or accidents, implications for the environment, and plan for proper response or escalation. Supervise response to actual incidents at portfolio sites.
  • Manages the permitting process for each site. Prepare complex permit modifications and renewal applications and federal Environmental assessments and impact statements. Tracks permit process.
  • Supervise and assist in preparing and submitting regulatory compliance reports. Manage internal and external environmental audits.
  • Engage with local and remote partners regarding plans and operations at the legacy sites, including environmental regulators, local government agencies, non-government organizations, community leaders, tribe representatives (if applicable) and possible buyers/partners.
  • Lead and manage a legacy site management team with remote members. Provide guidance, direction and coaching and individual development.
  • Establish business plan and budget for the portfolio of sites and projects; monitors progress against budget and manages financial performance.
  • Builds a longer term plan for the legacy site portfolio that looks out at least 3 years.


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Training & Experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulatory framework and processes at the federal and state level in western US.


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience; extraction industry experience highly preferred.
  • Environmental compliance and reporting.
  • Reclamation/closure plan development and implementation.
  • Consultant and contractor management.
  • Budget development and management.
  • Construction management experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Building and leading a dispersed team; managing team performance through direction-setting, coaching and inspection.
  • Relationship building and influence tactics. Understanding and building relationships that strengthen the company reputation with government agencies, NGOs, community leaders and business partners.
  • Personal awareness; adjusting behavior and style to suit local requirements and partner needs.
  • Strong project management capabilities with experience in complex, longer-term construction or remediation projects. Flexibility in the face of changing circumstances.
  • Attention to detail and progress tracking.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Word and Excel applications.
  • SAP skills preferred.
Working Conditions


  • Based in Elko, NV you will support reclamation sites in Alaska, Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, and Utah.
  • Approximately 50% of your time will be in the field with possible exposure to harsh winter/summer weather conditions, chemical, mine waste, and wildlife.
  • You will be required to travel and assist domestic legacy sites with the possibility of consultation with international legacy sites.
  • Working in this environment, you shall be available to travel as necessary - this may include flying as a passenger in helicopters and small aircraft.

To learn more about Newmont visit us at:

Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.

Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes.  If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to

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