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Environmental Superintendent

Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

General Responsibilities

  • Participate as part of the team to ensure that the Environmental Department personnel collect, evaluate and report all environmental monitoring data in accordance with Tasiast and Kinross commitments and procedures;
  • Participate as part of the team to oversight of the collection, analysis and reporting of monitoring data and other information;
  • Provide routine technical support to the Environmental team and relevant departments as required or appropriate;
  • Be an aspirational role model to Environmental staff and mine site personnel in terms of personal attitude, commitment to excellence and safety leadership;
  • Continuously seek to further personal and departmental knowledge to improve techniques, productivity and the likelihood of success in attaining environmental and health and safety  objectives;
  • Participate in annual budgetary planning;
  • Control, monitor and report on expenditure in areas under personal supervision;
  • Control, monitor and report on financial aspects of contracts under area of responsibility;
  • Identify and implement initiatives to reduce costs while achieving departmental objectives; and
  • This role reports to the Environmental Manager and supervises an Environmental Specialist.

General Duties

  • Establish and ensure work conforms to appropriate standards to prevent accidents, injuries and negative impacts on the environment;
  • Independently work with no supervision to complete environmental management activities across the mine;
  • Be able to undertake major environmental incident investigations and reporting according to relevant regulations as required;
  • Provide oversite responsibility to ensure training of employees in environmental management and other environmental requirements as necessary;
  • Promote excellence in environmental management and ensure that employees are held accountable for maintaining high environmental standards in accordance with the Tasiast Environmental Policy and Kinross corporate standards

Participate in the development and review of environmental standards and procedures to technically and operationally manage water, waste, air and chemical streams on site and ensure implementation of same;

Job Responsibilities

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with appropriate health and safety standards;
  • Ensure that required Health and Safety measures are implemented as required by Tasiast Health and Safety policies and procedures for all activities at all times;
  • Ensure all required health and safety training is completed;
  • Ensure that all health and safety tools and procedures such as hazard identification, risk assessment, job hazard analysis, task observations, etc. are implemented as applicable and findings are shared with department personnel; and
  • Seek to identify and implement initiatives to improve morale and health and safety conditions for mine personnel. 

Technical Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a current Life of Mine reclamation and closure plan for the mine site that is updated annually;
  • Develop and Maintain a current financial assurance estimate that is updated annually;
  • Develop and maintain a current Kinross Decommissioning Liability (KDL) that is updated annually or when significant change occurs;
  • Interface with peers in relevant departments to ensure that all closure activities are undertaken and addressed in accordance with requirements;
  • Interface with relevant consultants and site personnel to complete closure/rehabilitation activities and cost estimates as scheduled;
  • Participate in government meetings relating to closure and rehabilitation plans and the mine’s financial assurance estimate;
  • Provide necessary leadership for implementation of closure projects in the field;
  • Interact with other departments on general environmental management requirements and provide support to maintain sound environmental practices across the site; and
  • Provide technical support on general environmental management and mine closure and rehabilitation issues across the site.

Education and Experience

Technical Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Environmental Management practices in an industrial, mining and/or operational environment;
  • General understanding of mining operations and how they relate to environmental impacts and mine closure;
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of relevant environmental standards/best practices and/or Kinross corporate standards;
  • General knowledge of global environmental regulations such as IFC standards, Equator principle and applicable regulatory requirements in the mining industry;
  • Ability to provide mentoring and coaching of subordinate for succession planning and motivate staff to achieve desired goals;
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Good computer skills with understanding and capability with a variety of software packages; and
  • Ability to manage a complex workload and prioritize tasks according to company needs.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Minimum qualification – MAITRISE (BAC +4) in science, engineering, environmental management or a related discipline with a strong environmental science background;
  • 5+ years of experience working in environmental management and mining; and
  • Previous experience working with mine closure and decommissioning projects in a variety of locations is desirable.


• Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Job Segment: Environmental Engineering, Engineer, Environmental Science, Technical Support, Engineering, Science, Technology

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