Reporting to the Manager, Community Relations and Environment, the Superintendent, Community Relations and Environment is an office and field position based at the Magino Mine site. As the 2IC to the Manager, this position will provide leadership to environmental senior advisors, advisors and technicians, plan and coordinate environmental initiatives and support environmental sampling, monitoring and reporting, as well as support community engagement and related programs. This is a permanent position, and the successful candidate will assist in the safe and responsible operations and related projects of the Magino Gold Mine.
Magino is Canada’s newest gold mine, and as a start-up operation, the successful candidate must have a strong focus on employee development.MAGINO MINE:
Argonaut Gold is a Canadian-based gold producer with a portfolio of operations in North America. Focused on becoming a low-cost, mid-tier gold producer, the Company’s newest gold mine, Magino is expected to become Argonaut’s largest and lowest cost mine. Commercial production at Magino has been achieved, which is the first step in transforming the Company as it enters a pivotal growth stage. The Company also has three additional operating mines including the Florida Canyon mine in Nevada, USA, where it is pursuing potential for redevelopment and additional growth, La Colorada mine in Sonora, Mexico and San Agustin mine in Durango, Mexico. RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide planning, development and daily leadership and coaching to a team of environmental senior advisors, advisors and technicians in environmental monitoring and sampling best practices.
- Develop and maintain excellent relationships within the team, among all departments, and with external partners, whether corporate and board, communities, and business and Indigenous partners.
- Oversee the planning and implementation of effluent, surface and groundwater, and air quality monitoring, flora and fauna identification and protection, erosion monitoring, and related management systems.
- Participate in environmental modelling and ensure accurate data tracking.
- Plan, review and audit contractor environmental management systems and activities.
- Plan and conduct flora, fauna and hydrology surveys, participate in fish capture and fish habitat projects.
- Plan and conduct environmental effects monitoring and produce environmental compliance reports.
- Plan, prepare for, and lead Indigenous environmental and implementation committee meetings.
- Plan, prepare for and lead permitting meetings and review permits for compliance requirements and implement them into environmental monitoring schedules and procedures.
- 8 - 10 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in the mining industry, including minimum 3-5 years of people leadership experience.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental or Natural Sciences or related disciplines preferred. Technical diploma level education will be considered as well.
- A valid driver’s license (G class) and the ability to safely operate snowmobiles, manual 4x4 vehicles and ATVs as required.
- First Aid Certificate (Desirable).
- Sound knowledge of environmental regulations (Canada and Ontario preferred) permitting/compliance/ reporting, water management and treatment, monitoring programs and systems, management systems such as ISO and use of software such as Borealis, risk assessment and management, mine closure planning and implementation, and acid rock/mine leaching/drainage management.
- Experience in and knowledge of stakeholder engagement.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of the operation.
- Effective leadership skills to build a strong employee culture, including demonstration of values.
- Good work ethic and a strong attitude towards safety are essential requirements.
- Strengths in planning and organizing, problem-solving and decision-making are key.
- Comfortable performing rigorous outdoor activities in inclement weather, including lifting and carrying heavy equipment over rough terrain.
- The role is located at the Magino Mine, which is approximately 88 kilometres northeast of Wawa, Ontario, Canada.
- The ideal candidate for the role will work a rotation of 7 days on and 7 days off (12-hour days).
- Although you will be assigned a work schedule, this is not a guaranteed schedule of hours and your work hours may vary with the needs of the company.
- Magino promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.
If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of building a new mine in Canada and to build a career with a positive and supporting work environment, submit your resume by clicking on Apply.
Argonaut Gold is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity in its workforce, and encourages applications from qualified candidates. Wherever possible, accommodations are made for qualified applicants with self-declared disabilities. Argonaut Gold thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Company reserves the right to administer relevant tests to shortlisted candidates selected for interviews, in an effort to determine their suitability and the preparedness of those candidates to accept and perform in the role for which they have applied.