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Senior Environmental Specialist

089669 Requisition #
Position Description
Barrick Gold Inc. is looking for a Senior Environmental Specialist to join a motivated and high performing team at the closed Nickel Plate Mine near Hedley, BC.  This position reports to the Canadian Closed Sites Manager and leads implementation of final closure plans in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner that aligns with Barrick’s overall business strategy and goals.  The successful candidate brings a strong background in mining environmental management and a broad range of operational, technical and project experience to the team.  Previous work with active water treatment and tailings management is preferred.  The role is based at Nickel Plate with some local travel.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with existing authorizations and regulatory requirements
  • Identify and obtain authorizations required to execute final closure plans
  • Coordinate reclamation and waste discharge monitoring programs, including resourcing, scheduling, managing data, and producing reports
  • Be familiar with monitoring locations and assist with sample collection as required
  • Continually review and improve environmental monitoring programs and techniques considering industry standards and best practices
  • Coordinate annual biological and vegetation monitoring and reporting programs
  • Direct and supervise field and site investigation programs as required to support compliance and closure planning activities
  • Use knowledge of site-wide environmental performance over time to provide informed inputs into final closure plans
  • Direct and manage technical studies, consultants, and contractors
  • Develop and deliver presentations to regulators, community groups, First Nations, and internal stakeholders
  • Exemplify Barrick’s safety culture by demonstrating visible felt leadership
  • Develop and implement site-specific procedures and employee training programs
  • Actively participate in site safety and health programs
  • Ensure all incidents, near misses and hazards are reported, investigated, and closed out in a timely manner
  • Participate in risk identification and mitigation planning exercises
  • Develop and track project budgets, and provide inputs to financial tracking and reporting processes
  • Actively lead First Nations engagement activities, and identify opportunities for relationship-building
  • Maintain key relationships with Nickel Plate operations staff, Barrick Closure Group personnel, regulatory contacts, and First Nations stakeholders
  • Bachelor or higher-level degree (Environmental Science discipline) required
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience, preferably in a mix of roles within an extractive industry required
  • Experience with environmental monitoring, data management, and reporting programs required
  • Experience with British Columbia permitting processes required
  • Experience with First Nations engagement and consultation required
  • Experience with ground and surface water collection and treatment systems, tailings storage facilities, and civil/geotechnical engineering concepts preferred
  • Experience with health and safety systems preferred
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record required
  • Strong computer skills including experience with PowerPoint, Word & Excel required EQuIS, ArcMap preferred
Desired Competencies
  • Self-starter with tenacity and high energy
  • Strong sense of accountability and ability to work effectively at strategic and tactical levels
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with timely delivery
  • Decisive and acts with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to write and verbally communicate at a professional level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a high level of discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams and guide good outcomes in an agile work environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and work in a remote mountain environment
  • The position requires the ability to work outside and regularly walk over uneven, sloped, rocky, wet or icy ground (must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds consistently and safely)
What We Can Offer You
  • A comprehensive compensation package including health insurance, paid vacation, short term incentives and stock purchase plans
  • Ability to make a lasting and positive impact by working in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and multi-disciplinary team
  • Opportunities to gain broad exposure to Barrick’s Canadian closure sites and projects, with the potential for career advancement and professional development
  • Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer
About Nickel Plate Mine

Nickel Plate Mine is a former gold producer located in the prolific Hedley mining district in British Columbia.  The Nickel Plate open pit mining operation ran from 1986 through closure in 1996, with landform reclamation largely completed by 1998.  Nickel Plate is currently in a state of active closure with site activities focused on groundwater interception and treatment, environmental monitoring, and final closure plan execution.  Situated approximately 45 minutes from Penticton, with easy access to both the Okanagan and Similkameen River valleys, Nickel Plate is ideally located for four-season outdoor enthusiasts and urban or rural living.
About Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick has gold and copper mining operations and projects in 13 countries in North and South America, Africa, Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia.  Our diversified portfolio spans many of the world’s prolific gold districts and is focused on high-margin, long-life assets.  Our vision is to be the world’s most valued gold mining business by finding, developing and operating the best assets with the best people to deliver the best returns, on a sustainable basis, to our owners and partners.  We are committed to partnering with our host countries and communities to transform their natural resources into tangible benefits and mutual prosperity.

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