ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER - Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC)

Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Environmental Manager.
Role Summary
Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for all environmental matters related to LMC Operations including Environment Management Systems, monitoring programs, reporting requirements, land management programs and all stakeholders’ engagement.   Your duties will include but not limited to the following:
  • Develop and implement an Environment Management System (EMS), Aspects and Impacts Register, and Environment Management Plan (EMP) for the Lumwana site.
  • Manage water treatment, sewage treatment and non-process waste disposal facilities across the site, to ensure all relevant standards are met.
  • Monitor and manage compliance with all Environmental Permit conditions.
  • Ensure adequate reporting of, and response to, environmental incidents and spills.
  • Maintain environmental monitoring programs for surface water, ground water, air quality and blasting vibration in accordance with conditions and regulatory requirement.
  • Maintain a land management strategy, including permitted cleaning clearing, nursery establishment, progressive rehabilitation and closure planning.
  • Management stakeholder engagement on all environmental issues to include Community, Government and Labour representatives.
  • Ensure all Government, Legal and Corporate requirements are met.
  • Provide leadership necessary to ensure that employees and any contractors adhere to environmental standards that meet or exceed industry standards and any applicable legislation.
  • Select and manage consultants to ensure a clear scope of work is always established and that all agreed deliveries are achieved in accost effective manner.
  • Liaise with other departments to enforce compliance and ensure implementation of SOP’s aimed at managing environmental aspects.
  • Ensure that the company activities are audited at recommended and reasonable intervals as per the relevant requirements. These include internal and third party audits.
  • Develop budget and forecasts and manage departmental expenditure through cost variance analysis and reporting.
Experience & Qualifications
  • Degree in Environmental Science, /Environmental Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of at least 10 years post qualification experience; Experience in mining Industry considered an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 14001 Environmental management System processes.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and influence
  • Show initiative to recognise emerging problems and pro- actively develop solutions using methods such as systems thinking
  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications
  • Confident communicator with senior management, legal entities and external stakeholders
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Member of Engineering Institution of Zambia
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks.
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