Environmental Manager

Denver, Colorado, US
Closing date
Nov 13, 2021

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Environmental Engineering/Sciences
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( www.newmont.com ) 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.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?
  • Provides support for all mining operations, exploration activities, and projects in the areas of environmental performance and permitting within the North and South American regions.
  • Provides support to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements and implement conformance with Newmont policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensures consistent execution of strategies for the environmental and permitting functions including tracking of targets and metrics, data review and reporting.
  • Implements corporate and regional strategies related to water, biodiversity, waste, waste rock, hazardous materials, air emissions, energy and climate management as well as closure planning.
  • Participates in significant environmental event investigations and application of lessons learned.
  • Provides support for objective setting, planning, performance evaluation and get along with S&ER site and regional leadership.

In this role you will

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:
  • Provide support to consistently implement the Company's environmental policies, standards, procedures, guidelines and strategies with S&ER teams within the North and South American regions through the integrated management system and other programs. This includes water, biodiversity, waste, waste rock, hazardous materials (including cyanide, mercury, etc.), air emissions, energy and climate management as well as closure planning.
  • We participate in objective setting, planning, tracking of targets and metrics, data review, performance evaluation of regional operational programs.
  • Provide detailed technical support to S&ER teams in areas of environmental performance, risk mitigation and permitting.
  • We evaluate severity of environmental event impacts, participate in significant environmental event investigations occurring in the region, supervise corrective actions to ensure completion, verify efficiency of mitigations, ensure adequate documentation of evidence, and apply lessons learned.
  • Provide support for regional budgeting of environmental, permitting and contributions to business planning.
  • We interaction with S&ER teams and regional leadership on environmental including considerable environmental events, permitting aspects, progress against targets, updates on environmental programs and closure cost updates.
  • Maintain records, run data collection processes, data analysis and interpretation (including through MonitroPro, Enablon, GoldSim, etc.), review for quality assurance and control, prepare various reports, participate in meetings, deliver presentations as needed.
  • We participate in closure cost review process including life of mine and asset retirement obligations.
  • Provide technical support, operational advice and assistance to the S&ER teams on matters related to environmental management and permitting.
  • We develop scopes of work or request for proposals, lead environmental consultants and/or contractors as needed including cost control and forecast.
  • Develop and deliver awareness presentations to S&ER teams and regional leadership related to environmental risks and mitigations along with sharing successes and dedication with other teams (including Yammer and Discovery).
  • We participate in environmental audits and inspections as needed throughout the region.
  • Represent and participate in internal and external working groups such as Global Water Strategy meetings, Global Tailings Management meetings, Regional Closure Steering Committee meetings, Mining Association of Canada, Ontario Mining Association, or other partnerships (subject to change).

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

Your training, skills, & experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!
  • Data management and project management skills
  • Experience at the site level with respect to environmental and permitting functions associated with operations, exploration and projects.
  • Attention to details, achieve and handle deadlines or priorities.
  • Ability to communicate and implement environmental strategies allowing mining business to be successful while protecting the environment and mitigating environmental risks.

  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental sciences, mining, or other appropriate related fields. Master's Degree an asset.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience in the gold mining industry while leading environmental and permitting aspects.
  • Confirmed ability to coordinate and management technical projects through to completion with minimal direction and handling environmental risks.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Shown personal dedication to health and safety
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, synthesis, and critical thinking skills to interpret and collate information for reporting.
  • Ability to handle conflicting work demands and meet deadlines
  • Project management, organizational, teamwork, customer service and proactive skills.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management. Experience with ArcGIS, AutoCAD, GoldSim, MonitorPro and Enablon an asset.

Working conditions & location

  • The primary location for this position is Denver but qualified candidates located near any of our operations or regional offices in the Americas is encouraged to apply.
  • The position may be required to travel to and assist other domestic and international sites up to 20% of the time.

The salary range offered for this role is $ 98,400 to 129,150 . The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience. The salary offer will not be based on a candidate's salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company's performance and their own individual performance.

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits: Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance. All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont's sole discretion.

Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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