Senior Environmental Engineer

Date: May 22, 2024

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource in the largest private mining land package in the U.S. The mine is located in White Pine County, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. Bald Mountain and the nearby Round Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

Bald Mountain is an important contributor to the economy of northeastern Nevada and maintains a comprehensive environmental strategy including wildlife protection, habitat recovery and education.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide permitting and environmental services at a gold mining operation in Nevada.  Under the direction of the Environmental Superintendent, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for managing multiple environmental compliance programs, as well as assisting to secure State of Nevada level permits.  The successful candidate must ensure that company activities are conducted in accordance with company policies, as well as, local, state and federal environmental regulations and permits.  The successful candidate must be able to conduct all activities in a safe manner and align performance and daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Essential Functions

  1. Conduct all activities safely, in accordance with Kinross’ internal policies. 
  2. Ensure compliance is maintained with regards to Nevada environmental permits, licenses and regulations. 
  3. Complete permitting actions in a timely manner by soliciting and gathering necessary information, with a strong attention to details, working with operational departments, and submitting complete permit applications, to minimize permitting delays and ensure that company operations and projects are not hindered.  
  4. Develop and maintain rapport with State and Federal regulators and government agencies to foster a working relationship that minimizes adversarial actions, enforcement actions, and penalties. 
  5.   Effectively communicate and engage with all site personnel regarding regulatory obligations. Meet with other department personnel in the field to provide guidance and support. 
  6. Provide environmental awareness training to site employees and contractors.
  7. Conduct field visits and outdoor projects as they relate to the assigned permits and duties.
  8. Coordinate and manage environmental and permitting contractor and consultant activities. 
  9. Exhibit experience working with budgets, contracts and contractor management. Including familiarity with creating scopes of work and working with the business partner to maintain projects within the schedule and budget agreed upon. 
  10. Comply with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, supply chain, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  11. Exhibit professional acumen in engaging with mining associations and other professional organizations as a Kinross employee. 
  12. Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
  13. Perform other functions as assigned.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental science or engineering.  A degree in a related scientific or engineering discipline will be considered (e.g., biology, ecology, chemistry, hydrology, civil or mining engineering). 
  2. A minimum of 5 years work experience in environmental programs, preference given to Nevada mining experience. 
  3. A minimum of 2 years work experience managing permitting projects.
  4. Strong technical and analytical skills.   
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills, both internal and external to the company.  
  6. Able to work as part of a transparent and inclusive team, in cooperation with other departments. 
  7. Able to work independently to manage workload and prioritize tasks. 
  8. Strong organizational and administrative skills. 
  9. Experienced and skilled at using Microsoft Office programs.
  10. Must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 
  11. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.

Kinross Leadership Practices

  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day.
  • Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect.
  • Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization.
  • Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business.
  • Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results.
  • Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy.
  • Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals. Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group.
  • Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value.
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices.

Kinross Competencies

  • Strategic Effectiveness

Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.

  • External engagement

Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.

  • Business Focus

Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.

  • Living the Kinross Values

Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).