Manager, Environment & Community

Job No: 202310182
Location: Goldfield, Nevada

  • Become a valuable addition to Centerra's Goldfield District Project
  • Boost your career by joining an established organization
  • Receive a competitive annual salary, plus excellent benefits

About Centerra Gold

Headquartered in Toronto, Centerra Gold (TSX: CG) is one of the leading North American gold and copper producers engaged in the operation, exploration, development, and acquisition of quality mining assets in Asia, North America, and other markets worldwide.

Centerra’s vision is to build a team-based culture of excellence that responsibly delivers sustainable value and growth. We are committed to the safety, integrity, ethics, and fairness of our operations, promoting the highest standards of ethical business conduct of our employees, officers, and directors. 

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About the Goldfield District Project

Located on the Walker Lane trend in Esmeralda County, Nevada, about 30 miles south of Tonopah, the Goldfield District Project can be accessed via U.S. Highway 95 from Las Vegas or Reno. This newly-acquired project is an underexplored property in a prolific mining jurisdiction that provides substantial upside potential.

Goldfield is a conventional open-pit, heap leach project currently progressing technical studies and advanced exploration while undergoing permit modifications in advance of a construction decision. The Manager, Environment and Community will set this project up for permitting, environmental, and social governance success and will work towards building a team to lead through life of mine. 

Goldfield District Project promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a full-time Manager, Environment & Community to join our team in Goldfield District Project in Goldfield, Nevada. This is a hybrid role, with travel to site on an as-needed basis. 

Reporting to the Project Director, the Manager, Environment & Community is a hands-on management role that will establish and drive a culture of environmental compliance through effective planning and monitoring programs for permitting and regulatory requirements. The individual will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to strategize and advance permitting (including water) requirements for the current project design. This role requires the management of consultants to ensure work is completed on time and on budget and overseeing and participating in environmental compliance programs and field surveys. Town hall meetings with local community members and stakeholders will also be arranged and attended by the successful candidate.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders on matters of environmental and water permitting specific to the project location
  • Develop and maintain monthly, quarterly and annual planning of permitting, licensing fees, compliance issues, etc. reporting back to the Project Director and Corporate VP, ESG
  • Oversee reporting, training, and the monitoring of environmental compliance to company policies and standards, permits, and bet practices
  • Build effective long-lasting relationships with the community associations, regulators, local town officials and community members, and nurture the relationship between the Company and its employees, contractors, external organizations, media, and local community
  • In collaboration with the project team, enable land access and permitting process to prioritize deliverables
  • Put in place initiatives and workplace improvements associated with the environment, social and governance and the ability to project manage these to achieve a result
  • Develop practices and procedures around monitoring and reporting of biological surveys, hazardous waste, air and water data
  • Docent approach to community engagement and stakeholder management
  • Provide regulatory and internal reporting requirements.
  • Contribute towards creating a team culture, where safety is the first value
  • Monitor the effectiveness of processes and procedures, act to remove obstacles that prevent progress and make improvements suggestions to management
  • Ensure work is completed in accordance with local regulatory requirements and organizational standards.
  • Maintain environmental and permitting databases, collect data for the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) and maintain dative for reporting purposes
  • Coordinate and/or conduct audits and inspections as required
  • Evaluate incidents relating to their effect on the environment and determine response or escalation
  • Engage with multiple environmental related 3rd party agencies and service providers.
  • Provide professional environmental advice to exploration management, and other teams as necessary
  • Ensure compliance and provide professional environmental advice to management.
  • Represent the company’s position in various member associations, task forces, and working groups
  • Ensure the company’s key messages are delivered consistently and effectively to external audiences through presentations, briefing documents, and other communication materials
  • Develop and implement communication strategies, action plans and programs that drive effective interaction with local communities
  • Oversee the identification and analysis of emerging and current socio-political issues/risks and government policies that are expected to impact the project’s economic or technical viability and reputation

About You

To qualify, you must have a bachelors degree in earth, biological or environmental sciences or environmental engineeringas well as a minimum of 10 years of environmental experience. Previous work in the mining or similar industry is preferred.

Our ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • Knowledge of environmental sampling techniques for water, soils, sludges, wastes, etc.
  • Prior experience conducting routine compliance-based monitoring as required in site-based permits.
  • Advanced knowledge of Nevada State and Federal Regulations and NEPA, RCRA, compliance and permitting including Water Rights.
  • Experience in community relations and relationship building.
  • Knowledge of HSEQ standards and requirements relevant to this area of work.
  • Previous management of consultants for field monitoring and studies as required by permits or the needs of internal stakeholders such as Technical Services or Projects groups.
  • Knowledge and application of ethical conduct and compliance with corporate governance.
  • Excellent understanding of national and regional legislative and permitting processes, government procedures and issues management, and a broad knowledge for mining policy issues and trends.
  • Current mine safety and health administration new miner 24-hour and annual refresher training.
  • Knowledge of NEPA and ISO 14001 is preferred.
  • Excellent computer, communication, and report writing skills.
  • Good time management and prioritization of tasks.
  • First Aid trained

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other productivity machinery.
  • Requires person to occasionally move about in the office and on the project site over uneven terrain.

Lastly, you will join us with a highly collaborative mindset, fostered by integrity, focus, and an incredible work ethic. Your excellent organization and communication skills will be essential to your success as a member of the team.

About the Benefits

As a valued member of Centerra's Goldfield District Project operations team, you can look forward to a competitive annual salary based on experience, skills, and qualifications. You'll also gain access to some incredible benefits, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life Insurance, STD, LTD
  • 401k retirement plan with Company match
  • Healthcare Spending Account
  • Reimbursements on work gear and equipment
  • Annual Incentive Bonus
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan with Company match
  • Parental leave top-up program
  • Professional development within the organization
  • Join a company committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

This is your chance to be part of an established, industry-leading global organization with incredible room for career growth and personal development.   

If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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Respecting the rights of our people, developing and promoting our talent, and creating an inclusive work environment that recognizes the diversity and the unique experiences of our employees is fundamental to our People First mandate.

Centerra Gold puts People First in every region we operate, by committing to nurture an inclusive culture that respects, values, and celebrates the global power of all perspectives. We welcome diverse backgrounds and experience at all our sites, and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic characteristics, disability, or national or ethnic origin. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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