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Environmental Manager - Magadan, Chukotka, Russia

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines, projects and offices in 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.

Kinross is represented in Russia by Kupol and Dvoinoye operations, and offices in Anadyr, Bilibino, Pevek, Magadan and Moscow.

Anadyr and Bilibino offices provide administrative support to Kinross’ operations in the northern region of Chukotka through interfacing with local and regional authorities, regulators and local communities. The Bilibino office also provides logistics support to the two Russia-based gold mines. Kupol and Dvoinoye high-grade gold and silver deposits are underground mines connected by a 100-kilometer all-season road built over the challenging tundra terrain. A critical role in logistics support for both Kupol and Dvoinoye is played by the company office in the port town of Pevek; this office is also responsible for interaction with port and customs authorities, and organizing delivery of received commodities to Kinross’ Kupol and Dvoinoye operations over the 400-kilometer (250-mile) winter road.
Magadan regional office team supports Kinross’ operations and projects in Russia through interaction with local, regional and state agencies and authorities, and cooperation with local communities. Moscow Representative Office is involved in active cooperation with the Russian governmental agencies, media, investment and industry associations by providing information on Kinross’ activities in Russia and assisting Russian authorities in creating a favorable foreign investment climate in the mining sector.
All offices ensure seamless activity of the company’s mine sites and maintain the social license to operate within the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

Job Description

To lead the execution of the strategy for the operation / function and ensure alignment with the organization’s overall strategy. Responsible for planning, continued growth of the operation / function, maximizing operational efficiencies, safety, profitability and to cultivate exceptional stakeholder and employee satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities

• Areas of responsibility may include Environment, Health and Safety, Mine, Mill, Maintenance, Security, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Supply Chain, Camp etc.
• Executes short and long-term strategies that support the growth of operations / the function; ensures strategies are concretely linked to the organization’s overall strategy
• Formulates the annual operating and capital budgets for operations / the function
• Develops systems and measures that appropriately assesses performance of operations / function and monitors and manages overall performance of the function and direct reports
• Manages the human, financial, and operational resources of operations / function to maintain costs
• Coordinates operations / functions through Supervisors / General Foremen to maintain and improve efficiency and health, safety and environmental standards established by the company
• Monitors records for the operation / function, including safety meetings, attendance, vacations, performance evaluations, disciplinary action and training records
• Reviews all reports related to accidents, injuries, equipment damage, and lost opportunities; makes recommendations on prevention strategies
• Implements and evaluates processes, policies, systems, and practices related to equipment and tools, as well as establish process controls, aiming to ensure better quality and higher productivity
• Acts as a change agent and project sponsor for key initiatives; models organizational values, sets the cultural tone, and prioritizes business goals
• Leads and manages a team responsible for executing operations / functional strategies
• Builds the capabilities of the team to enhance the operation’s / function’s ability to achieve financial and operating strategies; identifies succession role requirements and high potential talent and actively develops key talent

Education and Experience

• University Degree (Bachelor of Science in related area preferred)
• Additional specialized education of up to 4 years including masters level degree or equivalent
• Formal professional designation in appropriate area of expertise

• 8 - 12 years of related work experience
• Knowledge and experience of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations
• Knowledge and experience of mining and the integration of the mining, milling, and maintenance functions
• Knowledge and experience of developing policies and procedures relating to safety, the environment, and individual and organizational development
• Familiar with federal / industry and local health/ safety/ environmental regulations, as they relate to mining operations


• 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

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