Advisor, Environment

Ontario, Canada
Nov 17, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
Full Time
Who We Are

Why Vale?

Be a part of the largest mining company in the Americas and one of the largest in the world with operations in more than 30 countries. At Vale, we strive to be the number one global natural resources company in creating long term value, through excellence and passion for people and the planet.

Vale is proud to be part of the mining history in Sudbury which has existed for more than 100 years. With a focus on nickel and copper production the 4,000-person operation is Vale's largest Canadian site. In total, Vale has five mines, a mill, a smelter and a refinery in Sudbury, making it one of the largest integrated mining operations on the globe. We are privileged to operate in the territory of the Robinson Huron Treaty and homeland of the Métis.

Difference Makes All the Difference

At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and Vale values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

The Opportunity

Do you value safety and risk management and make it a priority just as we do? Are you motivated to work collaboratively in a team environment?

We are currently seeking an Advisor, Environment to join our Ontario Operations Department in Port Colborne.

The job holder is responsible for ensuring the Port Colborne Refinery (PCR) meets all environmental compliance requirements, as laid out in both Provincial and Federal regulations, as well as site specific approvals. The Advisor must organize and execute all routine and non-routine environmental sampling to support compliance, complete all required reporting, prepare permit applications and liaise with government officials on environmental matters. The Advisor is responsible for all environmental matters pertaining to water, air, land, waste (including the landfill site), as well as project work, the most significant of which is completing the Community Based Risk Assessment Action Plan. The Advisor will support operations by providing environmental guidance during HSE reviews, PHR’s, and capital planning meetings.

Although previous experience in a refinery or an industrial setting is considered an asset, we also appreciate that diversity of thought comes from our differences – and that’s what makes us great!

  • Relevant undergraduate degree

  • 8 to 10 years of experience

Requirements & Accountabilities:
  • Conduct all water quality monitoring in accordance with site permits, submit regulatory reports, trend data, and support operations in achieving compliance. Lead investigations to determine causes of all non-compliance events
  • Complete all environmental regulatory reporting, and support internal reporting through the collection of data
  • Manage requirements and relationships with community and government officials
  • Coordinate all aspects of the Community Based Risk Assessment Action Plan, including remediation of residential lots (liaising with homeowners, managing contractors, compiling progress reports and updating regulators) and the completion of environmental studies to assess the impact of nickel contamination in the areas surrounding the refinery
  • Act as the point of contact with the City in dealing with property transfer issues related to historic soil contamination
  • Coordinate the Annual Vale Open House for the community, in conjunction with Corporate Affairs
  • Manage contractors conducting groundwater monitoring or other site assessments
  • Ensure all conditions of the site’s Environmental Compliance Approval for the Landfill Site are met, including coordination of quarterly sampling and generation of the annual report. Act as the site representative for the waste haulage contractor, coordinate service, and review invoices.
  • Track all environmental permits for the site, coordinate amendments or new permit applications as required
  • Ensure all environmental risks are documented and understood, all controls are identified and verified, and routinely audited
  • Coordinate and/or provide support to the Canadian environment teams in the implementation of Global/North Atlantic sustainability initiatives.
  • Hours of Work: Day Shift, Monday to Friday, approximately 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

About Applying:
  • Apply by visiting or by clicking Apply below.
  • We appreciate your interest in being a part of the team though only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.

Other Information

Closing date: 30-Nov-2020