Environmental Engineer

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Round Mountain, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Round Mountain is an open-pit mine located in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. The mine uses conventional open-pit mining methods and processes ore by mill and heap leach. Kinross began operating the mine in 2003, and it has since become a continuous improvement leader in the Company’s portfolio. Round Mountain poured its 15 millionth ounce in 2018. Round Mountain and the nearby Bald Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

The Round Mountain mine is an important contributor to the Nye County economy and, working with local stakeholders, has helped achieve significant improvements in healthcare and education in the area.

Job Description

Job position and title will be awarded based on qualifications and experience. Senior Engineer preferred, highly qualified professionals will less experience will also be considered. Incumbent will work as part of a team to provide environmental services for a gold mining operation and ancillary facilities.  Under the direction of the Environmental Superintendent, will ensure that company activities are conducted in accordance with company requirements and in compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and licenses.  Will conduct all activities in a safe manner and align performance and daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

1.    Conduct all activities safely, in accordance with RMGC safety rules and policies, to prevent harm to self and others. 
2.    Ensure RMGC compliance with the requirements of environmental permits, licenses, and regulations, focusing on monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 
3.    Effectively communicate with site personnel regarding regulatory obligations. 
4.    Effectively communicate with regulatory and government agencies, and professional associations, to develop and maintain good working relationships and regulatory compliance. 
5.    Coordinate and manage environmental projects, including contractor and consultant activities. 
6.    Complete permitting activities in a timely manner by soliciting and gathering necessary information from affected operational departments, and submitting complete applications, to minimize permitting delays and ensure that company operations and projects are not hindered.  
7.    Conduct regular inspections, in accordance with the RMGC Environmental Department procedures, of RMGC operations to help ensure regulatory compliance.
8.    Monitor proposed environmental regulatory changes with an eye to their effect on operations and demands on resources (personnel, financial).  
9.    Inform the Manager, Environmental Department, immediately of any compliance or permitting issues that may affect the company. 
10.    Ensure that departmental and company goals are achieved by participating in short and long-range planning activities. 
11.    As a member of the department, provide environmental awareness training to site employees.
12.    Comply with all company policies and procedures.
13.    Meet or exceed the performance expectations established by management. 
14.    Punctuality and regular attendance required. 
15.    Perform other functions as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience

1.    A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering (preferred) or Environmental Science.  A Bachelor’s or Master’s in a related scientific or engineering discipline will be considered (e.g., metallurgical, civil or mining engineering; geology, chemistry, hydrology, etc). 
2.    Previous environmental experience is preferred, and 8 year is preferred for the Sr. position. Mining experience is preferred for the Sr. position. Work experience at a gold mine is preferred, but not required. 
3.    Experience in Waste, NEPA Permitting, Reclamation, and Air Quality would be assets but is not required. 
4.    Experienced with system(s)/database(s) established to manage regulatory obligations is preferred but not required.
5.    Experience supervising and evaluating the performance of others is a plus. 


1.    Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and management, regulators/other governmental representatives. 
2.    Strong organizational and administrative skills. 
3.    Able to effectively describe environmental regulatory requirements to a diverse workforce. 
4.    Able to work independently and as part of a team, in cooperation with other departments at RMGC. 
5.    Experience using the following software:
•    Microsoft Word 
•    Microsoft Excel
•    Microsoft Access or other database software  
•    Microsoft Outlook 
•    Microsoft PowerPoint
6.    Preference will be given to experience using the following software:  
•    “Monitor Pro” or other environmental records/obligations management system
•    AutoCAD
•    Map 3D or other GIS software
•    GoldSim 
7.    Preference may be given to an individual with working experience in Nevada. 
8.    Must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 
9.    Must have a valid driver’s license. 

Reporting Relationships

• Typically reports to the Environmental Superintendent.

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P2)
Knowledge (P2)
Leadership (P2)
Complexity (P2)
Impact (P2)

Legislative Requirements

Background Check required
US work permit required

Travel Requirements

Travel not required, only exceptionally

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).