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Environmental Supervisor

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Paramaribo, PM, SR

Company: Newmont Mining Corporation

Job Location: Merian 

Job Grade: 103 


Essential Duties

  • Supervise and direct environmental technicians at the site, developing and coordinating their work schedules to ensure completion of environmental projects in line with production and other targets.
  • Prioritizes, assigns and coordinate deliverables with other departments to ensure that the work plan is aligned with other work area activities, and collaborates effectively with other department leadership to resolve issues that arise or address conflicting priorities.
  • Manages external consultants and contractors.
  • Support annual budget preparation to ensure adequate resources and supplies are available to conduct and comply with environmental commitments.
  • Organizes and conducts inspections in accordance with the environmental management plan and procedures. Follow up on corrective actions and conduct field verification as appropriate.
  • Conducts incident investigation and maintain the environmental incident database, for tracking all environmental incidents on site.
  • Manage data collection of processes and completes detailed QA/QC checks to confirm data integrity and detect and correct any issues.
  • Direct collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative laboratory analysis of air, soil, water and/or biological samples. Prepare monitoring reports based on analysis of samples.
  • Maintains records for environmental monitoring and reclamation, and prepares and present reports on projects, operations status and KPI assessments.
  • Assists to develop, update and implement procedures and work plans for environmental management at site, including risk assessments, standard operating procedures and continuous improvement plans.
  • Ensures that staff have the proper resources (tools, equipment, training, man power, etc) needed to complete assigned work
  • Provides training and instructs staff regarding operational procedures and proper use of equipment

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



The Environmental Supervisor supervises, direct and evaluates environmental technicians to implement environmental field services, including monitoring, analyses, erosion & sediment control techniques, plant nursery operations and closure and reclamation activities. Directing work across multiple areas on site, liaising with other departments to ensure the fieldworks schedule is in line with other functional area activities, counselling, talent developing and completing employee performance assessments.


Environmental Superintendent

Constraints, Framework & Boundaries

The Environmental Supervisor is expected to work and conduct themselves according to Newmont policies and standards, regulations and operational procedures. The incumbent must also be willing and capable to manage the operational budget, follow all reporting requirements, and conduct his work safely and in a timely matter. The incumbent is accountable for ensuring their team delivers on department objectives by appropriately supervising and providing technical training and mentoring to their staff. The role also includes input to department budgeting and planning, and the incumbent will then be responsible for deliverables of their section per the plan and within budget.  Project and contractor management, as advised by the Environmental Superintendent, are key to success in this role.


  • Implementation of practical and effective reclamation and monitoring systems and procedures to ensure compliance of the requirements of the Government of Suriname and Newmont Mining Corporation.
  • Contributing to ensure a positive environmental culture on site.
  • Lateral thinking, problem solving, effective time management, resourcefulness, flexibility, initiative, good working ethics and good communication are all key traits necessary for the role of an Environmental Supervisor.
  • Some people may also be challenged by the extended periods of work at a remote mine site location as required by the role.

Working Relationships
The Environmental Supervisor will be required to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. This position requires interaction with external vendors and consultants, regulators, community members, and company personnel of various levels to facilitate on project deliverables for the environmental department.  The incumbent must also be able to develop strong, effective relationships with personnel from various cultural, religious and geographical backgrounds, particularly noting that their direct reports will have diverse heritage, language and communication styles and they must successfully foster productive relationships within and between the teams.

Training & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related field and five (5) years of experience OR eight (8) years related experience. Post-graduate training, especially in environmental management, project management or engineering is a pre.
  • Previous supervisory experience is very highly regarded.
  • Leads and demonstrates a commitment to health and safety, and ensure the team implements appropriate health and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrated competence to manage and complete projects without additional supervision, using technical knowledge and experience, as well as thorough knowledge of environmental procedures, techniques and regulations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including excellent English comprehension. 
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management are required. Experience with ArcGIS is a significant positive.
  • Surinamese driver’s license (Category B)

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work under all weather conditions, and for extended periods outdoors.
  • Walk on the rough uneven, inclined, wet terrain and climb stairs.
  • Wear personal protective equipment including hardhat, steel toe shoes, safety glasses, respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus, earplugs, gloves, or any other equipment to perform duties safely.


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.

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