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Environmental Permitting Engineer - Elko, Nevada

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description

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 Manager, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for securing U.S. Federal authorizations and State level permits, as well as managing multiple wildlife oriented compliance programs.  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.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Conduct all activities safely, in accordance with Kinross’ safety policies.
  2. Ensure compliance is maintained with regards to environmental permits, licenses and regulations.
  3. Complete permitting activities in a timely manner by soliciting and gathering necessary information from affected 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 regulators and government agencies to foster a working relationship that minimizes adversarial actions, enforcement actions, and penalties.
  5.   Effectively communicate with site personnel regarding regulatory obligations.
  6. Coordinate and manage environmental and permitting contractor and consultant activities.
  7. Monitor proposed environmental regulatory changes and assess their effect on operations and resources. 
  8. Comply with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct.
  9. Perform other functions as assigned.

Education and Experience

  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.
  3. A minimum of 2 years work experience managing permitting projects.
  4. Strong technical and analytical skills.  
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  6. Able to work as part of a 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. Preference will be given to individuals that have experience managing NEPA projects and/or wildlife conservation programs. 
  11. Preference will also be given to individuals with experience using the following programs:   
  12. Vulcan
  13. GIS software
  14. Preference may be also given to working experience at an open pit gold mine.
  15. Must be at least 18 years old and authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  16. 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 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.

Reporting Relationships

• Typically reports into the Environmental Engineer

Language Requirements


Travel Requirements

Ability and willingness to travel

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.

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