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  • Posted: Dec 29, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.Newmonts Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Gha...
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    Environmental Officer – Monitoring

    About This Role:

    • To coordinate all environmental aspects relating to environmental monitoring to ensure all related environmental policies, procedures and standards, Ghanaian laws and regulations as well as Newmont Environmental Standards are complied with at all times.

    In This Role You Will:

    General Environmental Monitoring

    • Develop and implement Water and Non-Water monitoring programs to satisfy environmental standards required by NGGL and regulatory authorities.
    • Conduct environmental monitoring activities for air, water, noise, blast/vibration and meteorology.
    • Analyse data and report non-compliances to the Environment Supervisor for immediate investigation.
    • Verify that the quality control procedures of the monitoring program are implemented.
    • Assess ongoing monitoring requirements and propose adjustments or amendments to such.

    Environmental Inspections and Audits

    • Conduct job hazard analyses of activities and ascertain whether to continue with the activity or to terminate it.
    • Assist in the site visits of the Environmental Protection Agency, Mineral Commission, Water Resources Commission and/or other (regulatory) agency officials for conducting environmental inspections and audits, as well as third party auditors.

    Laboratory Analysis

    • Manage the activities of the on-site environmental laboratory.
    • Provide verification that all samples are received and either analysed or dispatched to the external laboratory.

    Data Entry

    • Assist the project team in baseline monitoring and related studies tied to collected data.

    Environmental Stakeholder Engagement

    • Provide environmental input for company meetings, review and reports.
    • Address and coordinate emerging environmental issues through engaging in meetings and other forums.


    • Contribute to the zero harm goal of Ahafo North with focus on quality Safety Interactions, Inspections, Audits, Risk Assessments & Impact Mitigation and Control Systems.

    Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:

    Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):

    • First Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related fields.

    Additional Knowledge:

    • Knowledge of Ghanaian Environmental Regulations as they apply to mining.
    • HSE Officer Competency in Minerals and Mining (Health, Safety and Technical) Regulation (LI2182).
    • Thorough understanding of Environment Management Systems.


    • Minimum of 3 years’ environmental management experience working in the mining or related industrial operations environments.
    • Experienced working with ISO4001 or similar Environmental Management Systems.

    Technical Skills:

    • Advanced interpersonal skills (interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds).
    • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
    • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong reporting skills.
    • Strong planning, prioritizing and coordination skills.
    • Strong assessment skills.
    • Strong auditing skills (environmental auditing).
    • Sound change management skills.
    • Sound computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

    Behavioural Attributes:

    • Accuracy.
    • Approachable.
    • Diligent.
    • Takes initiative.
    • Efficient.
    • Honesty and Integrity.
    • Results Driven.
    • Safety Conscious.

    Working Conditions

    • Incumbent is not exposed to hazardous environment during course of work. More than 50% of normal working hours will be in the office.
    • Potential hazards in the incumbent’s work environment have been identified and either eliminated or mitigated.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Newmont Goldcorp Corporation on to apply

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