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24 Aug 2023

Environment Officer – Reclamation and Waste Management at Newmont Corporation

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Job Description

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( ) is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont’s core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and 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 high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.About This Role

  • Are you able to coordinate environmental aspects relating to the closure and concurrent reclamation program, while ensuring adherence and compliance to all related environmental policies, procedures and standards, Ghanaian laws and regulations, as well as Newmont’s Corporate Environmental Standards at all times?

In This Role You WillClosure and Reclamation

  • Develop scope and workplan for concurrent reclamation program on an annual basis, and provide support for its execution and monitoring to ensure compliance to approved reclamation and closure plans and success criteria.
  • Provide liaison support with the operations team to contribute to the creation of an endto-end Life of Mine (LOM) plan that accommodates for concurrent reclamation and meets the agreed closure criteria.
  • Participate in the review of closure and reclamation designs.
  • Provide support for the preparation and update of the LOM closure and reclamation costs estimates.
  • Support the coordination and the collation of all necessary information for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reclamation bonding process.
  • Coordinate field work activities of consultants engaged for closure and reclamation related projects.
  • Develop, implement and measure success of Ahafo concurrent reclamation.
  • Update Ahafo’s closure plan as required, and track progress against targets and objectives.
  • Monitor all land disturbances from project development and related construction activities to ensure optimum stripping, stockpiling and management of top soil as well as compliance to all requirements and procedures.
  • Provide direct field support in the implementation of the bushfire prevention strategy and supervision of personnel engagement as part of the bushfire prevention program.
  • Collect monitoring data related to revegetation dynamics, soil characteristics, and optimization of plant growth and prepare documentation and reports of reclamation success criteria.

Waste Management

  • Monitor waste management contractors to ensure compliance to procedures and other requirements.
  • Provide continuous improvement initiatives for the waste management program.
  • Supervise Technicians assigned to the waste management facilities to ensure they comply with procedures.
  • Review waste streams periodically to ensure the waste management plan has comprehensive coverage .
  • Manage waste data for reporting.

Seedling Nursery Management

  • Supervise Technicians assigned to the nursery to produce seedlings per the workplan developed for each period.
  • Identify the right sources of quality seeds or saplings, ensure proper storage and production of seedlings.
  • Ensure effective maintenance of the seedlings produced at the nursery.
  • Manage inventory of tools and materials for concurrent reclamation activities.

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

  • A bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or a related field.

Additional Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Ghanaian environmental regulations as they apply to mining.
  • HSE Officer competency in Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulation (LI2182).
  • Advanced understanding of environmental management systems.
  • A valid Ghanaian Driver’s license (Minimum Class B).


  • A minimum of 5 years’ environmental management experience working in the mining or related construction environments.
  • Experience in working with ISO4001 or similar environmental management systems.

Technical Skills

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

Behavioural Attributes

  • Strong Detail Focus – environmental scanning.
  • Accuracy.
  • Approachable.
  • Dedicated.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Efficient.
  • Integrity.
  • Goal orientated.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Reliable.
  • Results driven.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located at the Ahafo North site.
  • The incumbent’s working time will be mainly spent in the field inspecting reclamation and reclaimed sites. These sites may be natural ground, waste rock dumps or within vegetation and uneven, inclined and wet terrain.

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!The salary range offered for this role is $. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience. The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance.Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits: Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; 401(k) program with company match; pension; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); adoption assistance; dependent scholarship program; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance. All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination is a critical tool to fight this pandemic and protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live. With the wide availability of vaccines in the United States, if you are offered this position, you will have to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to being hired. This requirement will be subject to an exemption process, as required by law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 10th September, 2023

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