Specialist, Engineer – Low Carbon

GTA, Canada
Jan 14, 2022
Feb 13, 2022
Full Time
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Job Title: Specialist, Engineer – Low Carbon

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Who We Are:

Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities, and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team:

Our corporate office, located in downtown Toronto serves as the headquarters for the global Base Metals business, providing support to all our Base Metals operations. In Mississauga, you’ll find Vale’s Base Metals Technology Development team; a group of highly trained engineers and scientists working to improve Vale’s competitive edge and support its growth strategies by coming up with safer and more environmentally responsible technology.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Specialist, Engineer – Low Carbon to join our Planning and Engineering team in Toronto. This is a permanent position.
  • Support implementing the Low Carbon agenda across Base Metals, collaborating with sites technical teams and leaders, corporate teams and third parties to achieve companies decarbonization strategic objectives and goals
  • Support engineering and operational team to ensure that low carbon initiatives are led, prioritized, and resourced
  • Collaborate with teams across the entire Vale business and the global Vale SA Climate Change teams, Iron Ore Powershift team and internally in Base Metals across Engineering, Projects, Planning, Environment, Corporate Affairs, Sustainability, Legal, Energy, Finance, Marketing, Procurement and Operational teams

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and implement roadmaps and strategy to deliver Low Carbon objectives
  • Assist the development and coordination of routines, engagement, presentations and actions
  • Identify carbon sources, sinks and emissions to subsequently work collaboratively with the sites to implement the relevant initiatives to achieve the Low Carbon goals
  • Propose tangible metrics to measure the program success, including the level of engagement at sites, initiative leaders, and the engineering and projects teams
  • Support definition of risk management routines and controls for the Low Carbon initiative including the technology risk assessments and climate change scenarios assessment for the sites and adaptation and mitigation measures
  • Support and improve a collaboration network internally and externally, projects and technology and seek formal and informal engagement with this network to accelerate low carbon initiatives and practices.
  • Engage critical consultants and contractors who support in achieving the outcomes from the Low Carbon program.
  • Support the development of the Base Metals MAC (Marginal Abatement Cost) curves for each site, to prioritize the initiatives to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Support the Identification of upstream and downstream emissions drivers, such as key customers and suppliers who have considerable impact on the carbon footprint of our products and collaborate with procurement and sales & marketing to identify mitigating strategies.
  • Provide support for existing operations, future projects and also potential Mergers & Acquisition on assessing emissions reductions opportunities and climate change risks. Develop action plans including analysis of opportunities and risks mitigation.
  • Update the scope 3 emissions inventory and ensure that this process is imbedded within the business. Engage in the working group on the strategy for Scope 3 carbon emissions, supporting the progress of the product carbon footprint.
  • Understand and coordinate the implementation of Vale’s global Sustainability and Low Carbon policies, procedures and standard methodologies across. Propose and support development to the business standards, procedures and guidelines around the Low Carbon Program implementation.
  • Participate in the assessment of regulatory measures to curb the industry’s carbon emissions and work with Vale teams to identify institutional and regulatory risk and opportunity
  • Participate in industry forums and discussions related to the low carbon agenda, engage in collaborative initiatives and support Base Metals and Vale reputation strategy.
  • Support the communication of Low Carbon strategies and projects.
  • Help embedding low carbon elements into the Base Metals sites decision making processes, including: budgeting, R&D and Sustaining projects, key performance indicators, Strategic Initiatives, etc.
  • Lead all aspects of the process of negotiating, defining and cascading goals / targets for Base Metals Low Carbon.

About You
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a similar subject area
  • Undergraduate degree is required
  • P. Eng. designation is required
  • Metallurgical Engineer/Mining Engineer is preferred
  • Master, MBA, or Post Graduate degree in related field is preferred

Other Knowledge and Skills:
  • Understanding of mining and processing technologies and flow sheets for Nickel and Copper
  • Project and Program Management experience, including financial and carbon metrics
  • Understanding of GHG emission sources, technology solutions and opportunities across industries such as Nickel and Copper
  • Sound understanding of climate change standards, guidelines and advancements in disclosure requirements
  • Other skills include facilitation and leadership, communication, planning and execution, routine management.

How can Vale grow your career?
  • Competitive salary
  • Participation in our Family Assistance Program
  • Online leadership training opportunities

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

Apply by: Friday January 28

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Closing Statement

Vale is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Vale provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities in respect to its hiring process.