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Environmental Specialist

Date:  Jun 4, 2021
Location: 

Vancouver, BC, CA (Canada)

Newmont is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. The Company is an industry leader in value creation, supported by robust safety standards, superior execution and technical proficiency. Newmont was founded in 1921 and has been publicly traded since 1925.

Purpose

  • Responsible for environmental permitting, project engineering design input, compliance, multi-vector monitoring programs, reporting, and is accountable for site-wide water management and balance, erosion and sediment control, closure planning cost estimates, and concurrent reclamation.
  • Provide detailed technical and operational advice with support across all areas of the Project to establish environmental processes and practices that ensure environmental compliance with legal and other obligations, including Newmont Standards and Strategies and international best management practices.
  • Oversee implementation of environmental programs at work areas, including field inspections, develop procedures and plans and provide related training.
  • Serve as an environmental / permitting interface point for various internal and external stakeholders, as well as coordinate with company leadership to support decision-making.
  • Communicate with relevant department stakeholders to align on environmental initiatives, permit requirements and drive environmental performance according to set strategic objectives and plans.
  • Supervise and manage environmental technicians, technologists, consultants and/or contractors as needed.

Essential Duties

  • Develop, update and implement protocols, procedures and requirements for environmental management at the site including complex Environmental Management Plans, Risk Assessments, Continuous Improvement Plans and Environmental Design Criteria.
  • Coordinate baseline studies and associated modelling studies with consultants, contractors and/or environmental monitors to support the Federal and Provincial environmental assessment along with other permitting requirements.
  • Provide input into technical designs for the Project as per Newmont Investment System and liaison with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage and consult with Indigenous community representatives to provide the framework for local knowledge transfer (i.e. traditional ecological knowledge, heritage assessments, archaeological assessments, key Indigenous values, etc.).
  • Complete projects with minimal supervision, using technical knowledge, as well as knowledge of environmental and mine operations procedures, techniques and regulations.
  • Coordinate with other department stakeholders to effectively manage environmental aspects of their work and to resolve issues that arise.
  • Organize and conduct audits and inspections in accordance with the Environmental Management Plan and procedures aligned with Newmont standards, and to verify compliance with legal requirements and other commitments. Follow up and coordinate corrective actions implementation and conduct field verifications.

  • Evaluate the severity of environmental impact events, potential effect on the environment, determine appropriate response or escalation and assist with investigations and maintain the environmental event database for tracking all environmental events on site and implementing corrective and preventative actions.
  • Design and deliver education and awareness programs to all site employees, environmental monitors, field consultants and/or contractors on Environmental Management Plans to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities, environmental impacts and risks associated with the activities and apply procedures to mitigate the risks. Coach direct / indirect reports to ensure competency and skill development.
  • Design, budget for and management environmental projects including contractors and consultants and all associated cost and safety controls.
  • Maintain records to ensure environmental compliance and prepare reports for internal or external stakeholders.
  • Manage data collection process, data analysis and interpretation, review for quality assurance and control, and ensure compliance to legal and regulatory reporting commitments.
  • Assist in planning and coordination of concurrent reclamation work during exploration and mining activities.
  • Coordinate environmental monitoring sampling programs and supervise environmental monitors, consultant and contractor personnel.
  • Implement sustainable environmental innovative programs that support the sectors effort and commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining (i.e. climate, water, closure, biodiversity, etc.).

Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or other related field.
  • Post-graduate training, particularly in environmental management or engineering, water management, or mine closure and reclamation is a benefit.
  • Competency in managing environmental audits, risk assessments and Environmental Management Systems
  • Working knowledge of Federal, Provincial and Local environmental legislation, permitting requirements, bylaws and/or international best-practice relevant to environmental management or mining operations.
  • Driver’s license and Pleasure Craft license

 

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in the gold mining industry.
  • Proven ability to direct technical projects through to completion without supervision and managing environmental activities and risks, preferably in a mining or industrial operation.
  • Demonstrated superior skill to negotiate and influence others to achieve desired outcomes to maximize environmental performance and reduce risk.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and collaborate with environmental regulators, local government agencies, and other stakeholders regularly to produce desired changes and positive outcome for the business.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated personal commitment to health and safety
  • Proven computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, database management, and experience with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, GoldSim is desirable
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions at a remote site
  • Values-based leader with ability to work closely with senior internal and external stakeholders, to coordinate effectively across organizational lines
  • Ability to manage conflicting work demands and meet strict deadlines
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Working Conditions

  • This position is a field-based position based on a rotational schedule within British Columbia, Canada.
  • Accommodation is at the Exploration and Mine sites.
  • Remote locations with air travel, must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and walk on rough, uneven, inclined, wet terrain, and climb stairs.
  • Must comply with health and safety plan / regulations, company policies, procedures, and the S&ER Policy.
  • Wear personal protective equipment including hard hat, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, long sleeved shirts, respirator, self-contained breathing apparatus, earplugs, gloves or any other equipment to perform duties safely.
  • Drive a Light Vehicle (manual & automatic) and operate small boats or pleasure crafts.

Please enter Job Number 14781 to submit your online application (http://www.newmontgoldcorp.com/jobs).  
Please ensure that you attach your resume as part of your online application. At this time, we are not accepting candidates referred by recruitment agencies.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.