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Environmental Superintendent

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About Barrick & Turquoise Ridge
Barrick is the gold industry leader with a vision of wealth generation through responsible mining; wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner.  Our objective is to maintain and grow industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. We aim to cultivate a high-performance culture defined by the following principles: a deep commitment to partnership, consistent execution, operational excellence, disciplined capital allocation, and continual self-improvement. We are obsessed with talent, and seek out fresh perspectives and challenging ourselves to think differently as we transform Barrick into a leading 21st century company.
The Turquoise Ridge property is located in the Potosi Mining District, about 43 miles northeast of Winnemucca, Nevada. Barrick is the operator and 75% owner of the mine with Newmont owning the remaining 25%.
Position Description:
Barrick is looking for an Environmental Superintendent to join our Turquoise Ridge Operations Team, to drive and improve environmental performance related to compliance, permitting, internal and external reporting, reclamation/closure, and budgeting/PER’s/bonding by providing specific technical support and managing the implementation of all environmental management practices, standards, plans, programs and policy requirements.
Reporting to the Operations Support Manager, the Environmental Superintendent is responsible for the following:
  • Actively manage environmental programs and compliance mine wide, including overseeing the collection of data necessary, to ensure the accurate and timely environmental reporting to site management and regulatory agencies;
  • Communicate with all departments and government agencies, both at local and national level, on environmental compliance matters; 
  • Assure compliance with company and site-specific policies, standards, procedures, and objectives associated with site processes, initiatives, and projects and recommend new policies or procedures, if necessary;
  • Assist in the development of guidance material and programs to support implementation of Barrick’s Environmental Management System and associated ISO 14001:2015 standard;
  • Develop audit protocols and coordinate internal and third party audits to confirm compliance with all legal and other requirements;
  • Prepare, or supervise the preparation of, environmental reports, including observations, analyses of contaminants, and recommendations for control and correction of environmental impacts as needed, that are submitted to local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and to Barrick corporate;
  • Provide support on management of key environmental issues including water and waste management, air quality, and contractor management;
  • Participate in or lead major environmental incident investigations and assist with the development and tracking of remedial action plans;
  • Gather, interpret, and organize information required by environmental permits and other regulatory requirements;
  • Track permit renewals, regulatory proposals and pending legislation, and changing company direction;
  • Prepare recommendations for upper management on the implementation of new environmental systems, procedures, or organizational changes; and,
  • Conduct operational effectiveness reviews to ensure environmental compliance. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline such as Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Biology or Geology required
  • Minimum of ten (10) years demonstrated environmental experience required
  • Minimum three (3) years supervisory experience preferred
  • Mining experience preferred
  • Ability to firmly and assertively present Barrick’s environmental management philosophy both internally and publicly required
  • Possess a sound understanding of company environmental policies and objectives, a sense of personal responsibility, and the ability to identify and convey to others the appropriate urgency of environmental matters required
  • Ability to act in a proactive manner, to anticipate problems, and to solve existing problems within the context of operational requirements and environmental legal constraints required
  • Ability to listen to opinions and formulate recommendations in a confident and constructive manner required
  • Exhibit solid intellectual capability including strong knowledge of environmental issues within the minerals industry and a mature and level-headed approach to business required
The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate:  
  • Excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build positive relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues at all levels both internally and externally
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work ethically, independently, and proactively and respond to changing demands
  • Capacity to execute plans and hold self and others accountable for their performance and deliverables
What we can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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