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Senior Environmental Engineer

Location: Republic, Washington, USA

Job Description

General Summary

Incumbent will work as part of a team to provide complete environmental services for a gold mining operation and ancillary facilities.  Under the direction of the Environmental Superintendent, ensures that company activities are conducted in accordance with company requirements and in compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and policy. 
  • Conduct all activities safely and in accordance with site safety rules and regulations.
  • Effectively interface with stakeholders (e.g. site personnel, regulatory agencies, governmental entities, and professional & industry associations). 
  • Maintain positive rapport with stakeholders to foster working relationships that minimize adversarial actions and maximizes informational exchange.
  • Complete permitting activities in a timely manner.  To include application submittal, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Ensure permitting actions appropriately support company operations and projects.  Minimize penalties, fines, and violations.
  • Coordinate and manage environmental projects, including contractor, consultant, and technician activities.
  • Conduct regular and frequent inspections of company operations to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct studies and research necessary for permit application or modification, feasibility, and problem solving.
  • Monitor proposed environmental regulations, policies, and procedures and their impacts to RMGC activities.  Inform Environmental management of changes that may affect the company.
  • Ensure that departmental and company goals are achieved by participating in short and long-range planning activities.
  • Provide environmental awareness training to site employees.


Working Environment

Work will be completed in a combination of office and field environments.

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.

Job Responsibilities

May be responsible for managing or assisting with the following programs (not all-inclusive):

  • Reclamation and closure
  • Environmental management system
  • Air quality program
  • Solid and hazardous waste management, including pollution prevention and waste minimization programs
  • SARA Title III, Toxic Release Inventory
  • Reclamation and closure planning
  • Waste water discharge program
  • NEPA permitting
  • Potable and waste water systems
  • Water management programs
  • NPDES program
  • Materials management program
  • Right-of-Way and Special Use Permits
  • Radioactive materials program
  • Wildlife protection and management
  • Water rights management
  • Storm water management
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure planning
  • Audits
  • Training programs
  • Monitoring programs

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or environmental engineering. 
  • A degree in a related science or discipline will be considered (i.e. geology, biology, civil engineering). 
  • 5-10 years of environmental experience.


  • 5-10 years of environmental experience.
  • Preference will be given to hard-rock mining industry experience. 
  • Experience with mining law. 
  • Preference will be given to mining and Washington law experience.
  • Ability to effectively interface and work with site personnel, regulatory agencies, governmental entities, and professional & industry associations. 
  • Ability to correctly prioritize jobs and work effectively with multiple concurrent tasks. 
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively relate environmental requirements to a diverse work force. 


Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Skilled and experienced in using the following software packages:
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft Project

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