2 Dec 2020

Environment Supervisor – Reclamation/Waste Management at Newmont Mining Corporation

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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 develop and manage all environmental aspects relating to Ahafo North closure, as well as concurrent reclamation and waste management program to ensure compliance to environmental policies, procedures and standards, Ghanaian laws and regulation, as well as Newmont Corporate Environmental Standards.

In This Role You Will:

Closure and Reclamations

  • Coordinate with consultants to conduct relevant studies related to closure and reclamation plans.
  • Coordinate the collation of all necessary information for Life of Mine closure and reclamation liability costs, as well as the EPA Reclamation Bonding process.
  • Liaise with the Mine Engineering team to build an end-to-end Reclamation Plan that accommodates for concurrent reclamation and meets the agreed closure criteria.
  • Develop and fully implement closure and concurrent reclamation programs, according to the EPA Security Agreement and NGGL’s reclamation objectives.


Waste Management

  • Supervise the operations of Ahafo North waste management facilities to ensure compliance to regulations and Newmont environmental requirements.
  • Conduct risk assessment of potential impacts associated with new and existing hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams.
  • Coordinate the development of action plans to address and minimise significant environmental risks identified during risk assessment process.
  • Lead the design and implementation of all waste stream management programs associated with the Ahafo North process and support activities.
  • Update the Ahafo North Waste Management Plan on a periodic basis, or when any significant change in mining, process has been incorporated.


Environmental Reporting

  • Maintain the statistics on the volumes and quantities of wastes generated in the Data Management System for environmental reporting purposes.
  • Prepare environmental reports relating to closure, concurrent reclamation and waste management.
  • Participate in report reviews prior to submission to regulators (i.e. weekly report, monthly report, EPA reports).


Audits and Inspections

  • Conduct environmental inspections and audits.
  • Prepare reports and close out corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.


Team Leadership

  • Provide supervisory leadership to the Environmental Coordinators.
  • Oversee that both new and current employees have received all necessary training required to perform their work in an efficient, effective and safe manner.
  • Compile and distribute work schedules to the Environmental Coordinators.
  • Provide guidance, feedback and/or potential solutions to any escalated issues.


Health and Safety 

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

Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

  • First Degree in Environmental or Natural Resource Management, Engineering or other science related disciplines such as Chemistry or Biology.


Additional Knowledge:

  • Competency in Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulation, 2012.



  • Minimum of 7 years’ environmental management experience working in the mining or construction related environments.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role.


Technical Skills:

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


Behavioural Attributes:

  • Strong Leadership.
  • Strong Detail Focus – environmental scanning.
  • Accuracy.
  • Approachable.
  • Dedicated.
  • Directive and takes initiative.
  • Efficient.
  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Goal orientated.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Self-Motivated.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Technically inclined.
  • Reliable and independent.

Working Conditions

  • Working environment of incumbent is safe.
  • Most of the incumbent’s working time will be spent in the field inspecting reclamation and waste facilities. These sites may be natural ground, waste rock dumps or within vegetation.


Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30 Dec, 2020

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