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.
Job Title: Environment Officer – Compliance
About This Role:
Coordinate all environmental aspects relating to environment compliance to ensure all related environmental policies, procedures and standards, Ghanaian laws and regulations as well as Newmont Corporate Environmental Standards are complied with at all times.
In This Role You Will:
Track compliance of operational activities and report non-compliances immediately to Environment Supervisor.
Develop corrective action plans and track to completion, where required.
Analyse data and ensure non-compliances are immediately reported to the Environment Supervisor for investigation.
Identify trends in environmental monitoring data.
Report all non-compliance issues immediately.
Assist in managing the environmental data system by continuously collating and validating environmental data and updating the database from field monitoring programs and from results of laboratory analysis.
Actively participate in environmental awareness program for all Ahafo North Employees and Contractors.
Maintain compliance data files through proven document control procedures.
Review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for various environmental activities.
Manage data collection from NGGL Operations departments to support preparation of required reports/documents to satisfy legal, financial, and regulatory reporting requirements.
Comply with the compilation of regular reports assigned to this position (EPA and WRC reports) as required.
Audits and Inspection
Conduct environmental audits and inspections, both internal and external (vendor facilities and contractors).
Assist in the coordination of site visits of the Environmental Protection Agency, Mineral Commission, Water Resources Commission and/or other (regulatory) agencies for environmental inspections and audits as well as third party auditors.
Participate in environmental risk assessment process.
Review monitoring schedules.
Supervise Environment Technician(s) – Compliance.
Report all incidents and accidents in the work group to enable management to identify areas for improvement in work practices.
Demonstrate leadership in safety and comply with Newmont Ghana HSLP policies and procedures that involve but are not limited to Safety Inspections, Safety Training, Annual Refresher, Safety Talks, Incident Reporting and Investigation etc.
Present information accurately at safety/environment meetings.
Assist Business Partners in undertaking job hazard analysis.
Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
First degree in Environmental Science or related fields.
Knowledge of Ghanaian Environmental Regulations as they apply to mining.
Senior HSE Officer Competency in Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulation (LI2182).
Thorough understanding of Environment Management Systems.
Minimum of 5 years environmental management experience working in the mining or related industrial operations.
Experienced working with ISO4001 or similar Environmental Management Systems.
Advanced interpersonal skills (interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds).
Strong presentation, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong 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).
Work under pressure.
Majority of the incumbent’s job requires daily inspections which encompasses driving long distances through operational areas and all over the mining lease with some areas being remote and isolated.