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13 Jun 2023

Environment Manager at Newmont Corporation

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Job Description

Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.About This Role

  • To implement Newmont’s Environmental Management System and Standards, regulatory requirements and international best practice by:
    • Enabling and overseeing compliance to the above.
    • Ensuring continuity of operations through environmental stewardship.
    • Implementing approved environmental plans and initiatives to reduce liabilities and risks.
    • Optimising the Life of Mine closure and reclamation planning for the provision of a sustainable legacy.

In This Role You WillOperational Compliance

  • Manage compliance to Newmont Environmental standards, regulatory requirements and international best practice.
  • Manage audits and corrective actions of the Environmental Management System.
  • Regularly review and update environment standard operation procedures.
  • Review and approve monthly and annual Newmont operational reports.
  • Conduct audits and inspections, prepare and implement corrective actions.

Environment Plans

  • Prepare and manage the implementation of the Environment workplan.
  • Manage the implementation of Water, Air, Waste and Closure Management plans.
  • Progress the implementation of the Akyem water strategy.
  • Lead the Environment team to achieve Akyem Mine’s Public Targets on water stewardship and reclamation.
  • Approve use of chemicals, particularly cyanide, on site.
  • Manage the concurrent reclamation program.
  • Approve Construction Management Plans.
  • Renew Environment Management Plan.

Stakeholder Engagements

  • Build and manage key stakeholder relationships.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on community participatory monitoring programme.

Staff Management

  • Lead the Environment team to optimize its performance, improve efficiencies, and maintain cost discipline.
  • Manage all direct reports by:
    • performing performance appraisals.
    • recommending further / relevant training courses and development actions in accordance with Newmont’s people development program(s).
    • conducting verification checks on staff qualifications.
    • disciplining poor performance or actions.
    • approving leave.
    • enhancing communication with staff through regular feedback, contact, meetings and briefings, etc.
    • building sufficient employee ‘bench strength’.
    • conducting robust succession planning.

Health and Safety

  • Lead Environment department’s contribution to the Zero Harm goal of Ahafo with focus on quality Safety Interactions, Inspections, Audits, Risk Assessments and Impact Mitigation and Control Systems.

Permitting and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Review permitting documents.
  • Renew Environment permits for key operational aspects.
  • Support Akyem growth projects in the acquisition of new permits.

Budget Management

  • Prepare and justify the environment annual budget.
  • Review and approve sectional budgets.
  • Review and approve purchasing requisitions.
  • Review and approve contract requisition forms.
  • Review and approve travel and accommodation requests.

Your Training, Skills & Experience ChecklistFormal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • First Degree in Environment Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Engineering, or a related field.

Additional Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Ghanaian Environmental Regulations as they apply to mining.
  • HSE Manager Competency in Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulation (LI2182).
  • Thorough understanding of Environment Management Systems.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ environmental management experience working in mining or related industrial operations environments.
  • Experience working with ISO4001 or similar Environmental Management System.

Technical Skills

  • Advanced interpersonal skills (interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds)
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Strong planning, prioritizing and coordination skills.
  • Strong consultation skills
  • Strong assessment skills
  • Strong auditing skills (environmental auditing.)
  • Sound change management skills.
  • Risk management skills.
  • Sound computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Behavioural Attributes

  • Detail focused.
  • Committed.
  • Diligent.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Efficient.
  • Honest and adopts integrity in work.
  • Goal orientated.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Adopts a high level of transparency.
  • Reliable and independent.
  • Technically inclined.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Professional.

Working Conditions

  • Working environment of incumbent is safe.
  • Most of the incumbent’s working time will be spent in the office and in the field conducting inspections and audits.

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. As part of our diversity efforts. females are encouraged to apply.NOTE: Newmont does not ask for or require job applicants to pay money to apply or be considered for employment with the Company. In addition, Newmont does not ask potential job candidates to provide sensitive personal data without first submitting a job application through our secure, online portal, and only as requested for legitimate business purposes. If you are asked to provide money or sensitive personal data through any other means, do not respond and please report this immediately to [email protected] .Newmont strongly encourages all applicants to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the vaccine is available to you as Newmont considers vaccination to be a vital tool in the fight against the pandemic. Proof of vaccination is required for entry to certain Newmont locations and for business travel, unless an exemption is required by law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

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Closing Date : 28th June, 2023

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