New Gold is an intermediate gold mining company. The company has a portfolio of four producing assets and two significant development projects. The New Afton Mine in Canada, the Mesquite Mine in the United States, the Peak Mines in Australia and the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico (which transitioned to residual leaching in 2016), provide the company with its current production base. In addition, New Gold owns 100% of the Rainy River and Blackwater projects located in Canada. New Gold’s objective is to be the leading intermediate gold producer, focused on the environment and social responsibility.
Our Values drive every decision and action we take at New Gold:
Integrity: Do what’s right
Creativity: Lead with innovation
Develop our employees: Commitment to personal development
Teamwork: Leverage our collective skills
For further information on our company, please visit www.newgold.com.
Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, the corporate Director, Safety is responsible for the implementation and on-going maintenance and continual improvement of the New Gold Safety Management Standards for all New Gold operations. The Director, Safety provides input into the development of safety programs, policies and procedures, and oversees implementation through audit programs. The role ensures corporate and regulatory compliance and that all operations have a clear direction.
- Identifies, recommends and develops strategies on the implementation of safety management systems, education and training programs, accident prevention initiatives, industrial hygiene, engineering controls, first aid provisions, emergency response, fire safety, accident investigation and injury reporting protocols.
- Leads the internal audit program for the formulation of action plans and for achieving full compliance with audit recommendations.
- Implements the corporate safety management standards in line with applicable OHSAS/COR or other external or internal standards by providing expertise and direction to each operation.
- Identifies and sets the standards for the corporate safety management best practice principles and policies on a continuous improvement basis.
- Provides expertise to sites to support compliance with their individual legal obligations and assists them with integrating safety principles into daily activities.
- Provides leadership to site Management with regards to the company Health and Safety Management requirements.
- Oversees the effectiveness of the incident and training data tracking systems.
- Identifies the need for additional development and implementation of health and safety training programs.
- Communicates regularly with site leaders on all aspects of corporate-wide and site-specific safety matters.
- Ensures each operation has effective risk management, hazard assessment, task analysis, risk control, corrective action monitoring processes in place.
- Provides assurance to the Vice President, Operations and anticipates and communicates risks that may impact the organization.
- Apprises site safety leadership on new and forthcoming legislative changes and internal policy changes.
- Leads the Quarterly Corporate Health and Safety management review calls.
- Prepares the New Gold Health and Safety annual strategic plan, identifying specific objectives and targets.
- Manages the corporate accident investigation process to ensure an effective root cause analysis system is maintained at each operation. Reviews data, analyses trends and recommends improved strategies and practices across the organization.
- Oversees production and delivery of accurate monthly / quarterly Health and Safety Board reports.
- Manages specific projects as directed.
- Maintains the corporate Crisis Management Plan including supporting scenario planning.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Completion of a diploma or degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field.
- A minimum of 10 to 15 years’ experience in the Health and Safety field, with at least 5 to 7 years spent in a safety leadership role inthe mining industry.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Completion of a relevant safety designation (e.g., Canadian Registered Safety Professional) required.
- Experience and knowledge of safety legislation and practices in international jurisdictions (i.e., United States, Australia and/or Mexico) a significant asset.
- Solid understanding and application of relevant Health and Safety principles, practices and legislation as well as emerging developments.
- Comprehensive understanding of the implementation and functioning of Health and Safety Management Systems.
- Solid understanding of accident causation and prevention.
- Experience in setting audit standards and implementing audit recommendations.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization and to collaborate with Corporate directors, site Managers, Safety Department leads, and staff in order to achieve excellent health and safety standards.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
- Proven ability to influence senior leadership, with strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated sound judgement.
- Ability to develop innovative solutions that will improve culture, behavior and continually draw focus on personal safety as being the top operating priority.
A competitive salary, performance bonus plan, and benefits, will be provided.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply by completing the online Job Application Form below, and by attaching your Cover Letter and Resume in Word of PDF format.
New Gold is committed to ensuring that all Applicants are able to participate equally in relation to New Gold’s recruitment, assessment and selection materials and processes. New Gold encourages all Applicants with disabilities to let their New Gold recruitment contact know if they require accommodation during the recruitment process. For more information on New Gold’s compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, please visit our website at http://newgold.com/LegalNotice/default.aspx#sixteen.