Environmental Manager

February 7, 2013
Job Description

Environmental Manager

We seek to appoint Environmental Manager at our Buzwagi Gold Mining Operation.


Reporting to the General Manager.


Roster type: 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off




  • Improve environmental management practices, standards and procedures at the mine by providing specific technical support.
  • Manage the implementation of all environmental standards, plans, programmes and policy requirements on the mine.
  • Develop and mentor the environmental team and engender environmental awareness amongst all employees on site.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and other requirements to which African Barrick Gold and Barrick Gold Corporation subscribes and be the government interface on environmental issues for the mine.



·         Environmental Management Programmes

·         Legal and corporate compliance

  • Government and other stakeholder liaison
  • Contingency planning
  • Reporting
  • Training

Education & Experience Requirements

  • At least ten (10) years’ experience as an environment practitioner with at least five (5) years in a senior supervisory role – the majority of this experience should be in the mining industry.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and environmental auditing experience.
  • Experience with monitoring, analysis, evaluation and reporting of environmental data.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to solve problems and lead by example.
  • Experience in the development and conducting of training for a mine workforce in environmental management.
  • Knowledge of mine department management, budgets, labour and government relations.
  • Demonstrated exposure to the implementation of Environmental Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of gold processing and cyanide management will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of international environmental standards and best practices applicable to the mining industry.
  • Exposure to the challenges of operating on remote mine sites in Africa, and particularly in Tanzania.
  • Exposure to a multicultural working environment.
  • A strong personal commitment to implement policies and procedures, with the ability to foster strong health, safety and environmental awareness culture among personnel.
  • Ability to mentor and work with people from a wide range of nationalities and cultures and the willingness to share skills and knowledge with others.
  • Excellent planning, organisation skills, with demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and the self-discipline to achieve tasks on time.
  • Ability to respond well under pressure and act in a proactive manner to anticipate problems in the context of operational requirements and legal constraints.
  • Ability to write reports and formulate recommendations in a constructive manner.




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