Environmental Superintendent – Blackwater Project
Vancouver/Blackwater Project site, British Columbia
New Gold is an intermediate gold mining company. The company has a portfolio of four producing assets and three 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 provide the company with its current production base. In addition, New Gold owns 100% of the Rainy River and Blackwater projects, both in Canada, as well as an interest in the El Morro project located in Chile. New Gold’s objective is to be the leading intermediate gold producer, focused on the environment and social responsibility.
The Blackwater Project is located approximately 150 km south of Vanderhoof, BC by road.
For further information on the company, please visit www.newgold.com.
Reporting to the Environmental Manager, the Environmental Superintendent will be responsible for implementing environmental programs as project transitions from the environmental assessment to design, permitting and construction stages. The Environmental Superintendent will lead management of site environmental aspects; lead development of an environmental management system and plans as required for construction and operation of the mine; and leading site-based environmental management activities including monitoring programs and compliance. The Environmental Superintendent will be responsible for reviewing and ensuring that regulatory and other commitments related to mine construction and operation are practical and implementable.
The Environmental Superintendent will play a key role in project permitting activities and in liaison with government agencies, communities, and First Nations on environmental and regulatory matters.
The Environmental Superintendent will spend a significant portion of time at the Blackwater site and in nearby communities leading up to mine construction, and will transition to a site-based role prior to mine construction.
The Environmental Superintendent’s key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Lead management of site environmental aspects, including environmental protection programs, monitoring, permitting and compliance
- Lead development and implementation of an environmental management system while adhering to corporate environmental standards and project commitments
- Lead development of Environmental Management Plans as required for project permitting and construction and operation of the mine
- Support project implementation by reviewing and ensuring that regulatory and other commitments related to mine construction and operation are practical and implementable as well as maintaining a register of commitments
- Support mine permit application preparation and review
- Implement joint First Nations-New Gold Environmental Monitoring Board and Traditional Knowledge/Traditional Use committee
- Take a leading role in liaison with government agencies, communities, and First Nations on matters related to site environmental aspects
- Maintain good relations with British Columbia and Federal regulators
- Ensure adherence to project and company environmental and social policies, standards and commitments, including compliance/sustainability assurance and reporting
- Ensure adherence to project and company requirements related to occupational health and safety
- Prepare the annual budget for areas of responsibility
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- 8-10 years of related experience, with demonstrated experience in a leadership environmental role on a mine site
- Completion of a related Bachelor’s Degree with preference for a Graduate Degree in Sciences, Engineering or other similar discipline
- Ability to register for a professional designation in BC such as P.Eng, P.Geo, or R.P.Bio. is considered an asset
- Working knowledge of key provincial and federal regulatory environmental agencies in British Columbia and positive relationships with same
- Experience in understanding and/or interpreting pertinent federal, provincial and local environmental laws, regulations and guidance
- Experience in mine permitting in British Columbia
- Knowledge of the various technical processes associated with a mining/process operation
- Superlative communication and presentation skills
- Ability to gain cooperation and support through discussion, negotiations, and persuasion
- Experience in working in remote communities and at a remote mine site
A competitive salary, performance bonus plan and benefits will be provided.
Please apply through our website at www.newgold.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org