Environmental Scientist – 986544

Newmont has recently acquired Newcrest Mining creating the world’s leading gold mining company.  

With operations around the world, our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities where we operate. We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and supported to bring their whole unique self to work. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance, and a shared belief that what we do matters.  

Our Brucejack operation is now recruiting for an Environmental Scientist with a competitive base salary between $87,000- $102,000 dependent on experience, skills, and competencies with consideration to internal equity with an additional short-term incentive of 10%.


The job purpose is to support Newmont’s Environmental Department in working to fulfill the achievement of Brucejack Mine regulatory authorizations and legislated environmental requirements by taking a proactive role in identifying, mitigating, and resolving potential environmental concerns. This position has a primary focus is on field related tasks. Under the direction of the Principal, Environment and Environmental Superintendent/Coordinator, this position uses sound scientific protocols and procedures to implement the aforementioned programs, as well as other mine authorizations requirements. The role will provide support for environmental monitoring and reporting activities and will be primarily field based with the majority of the time spent in the field.

The environmental scientist’s responsibilities include:


Demonstrate absolute commitment and leadership in providing a safe working environment by:

  • Demonstrating the Newmont values (i.e., safety, integrity, sustainability, inclusion, and responsibility).
  • Supporting the Safety Management System ensuring a safety-first work culture.
  • Ensuring adequate pro-active monitoring to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Taking a proactive risk management approach to departmental tasks (i.e., recognise, analyse, respond to ensure risks are at an acceptable level).
  • Ensure standard work procedures and safe systems of work are understood and adhered to with absolute compliance – monitor and report all non-compliance.
  • Participating in site safety initiatives, including being an advocate for NewSafe behaviours in the team.
  • Conduct FCCCs in accordance with agreed targets.
  • Close out CHESS incidents and actions within the required timeframe.


Demonstrate technical and operational excellence in:

  • Wildlife monitoring and protection measures.
  • Surface water sample collection.
  • Preparing and shipping samples to laboratories.
  • Spill response and reporting.
  • Conducting environmental inspections in the field.
  • Authoring and/or support technical reporting to relevant regulatory and stakeholder bodies.
  • Uploading data to Environment Compliance and Commitment Registries.
  • Co-ordinating and leading business partners and their activities in your area when required.
  • Co-ordinating and administering relevant environmental projects and studies when required.
  • Promoting and leading the implementation of the Environmental Standards and Environmental Policy within the workplace.
  • Assisting and leading departments in the field clean-up activities.
  • Implement the Environmental Management System (EMS) and it’s component EMPs and related SOPs, and other environmental requirements as directed.
  • Conduct EMP audits and compliance monitoring and with supervisory support, lead/coordinate implementation of any remedial measures identified through audits as being required.
  • Investigate environmental incidents (e.g. hydrocarbon or chemical spills, nuisance wildlife interactions, waste management issues); implement or coordinate the response as appropriate; prepare required documentation and make recommendations to ensure preventative and corrective actions are executed.
  • Develop and deliver appropriate educational materials (e.g., environmental component of personnel orientation presentations) regarding environmental control initiatives.
  • Maintain or assist in the maintenance of environmental monitoring equipment, such as meteorological stations, pressure transducers/loggers, CTDs, dust fall monitors as directed.
  • Perform laboratory and related monitoring work, such as calibrating scientific instruments; completing lab analyses (e.g., use of various Hach test kits); logging numerical and visual observations; preparing and packaging samples; ordering required sampling supplies; recording test results and performing photo documentation.
  • Conduct data management, compliance tracking and prepare monitoring logs and technical documentation to ensure completeness and conformance to regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct data management, compliance tracking and prepare monitoring logs and technical documentation to ensure completeness and conformance to regulatory requirements;
  • Conduct statistical analyses and prepare technical reports/sections as directed to address requirements of mine authorizations.  Preparation of field trip reports, annual field reports (by discipline), and sections of the MA/EMA Permits Annual report along w/ related data/graphics appendices are key job functions;
  • Under the direction of the Environmental Manager and/or other Newmont permitting personnel, review technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to regulatory requirements;
  • Qualified personnel in this position are intended to provide Qualified Professional (QP) sign-off if/as required and to undertake or lead work requiring QP oversight (e.g., for hydrology, hydrogeology, surface and groundwater quality, reclamation, invasive plants, and wildlife);
  • Understand and ensure compliance with Newmont safety policies and governmental safety regulations including those from BC Ministry of Energy and Mines and WorksafeBC;
  • Consult and collaborate with Environmental, Health & Safety and Avalanche personnel on applicable matters;
  • Participate in site specific training as directed; and
  • Perform other related duties as required


Demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards ensuring all actions are transparent and in accordance with company policy and values by:

  • Working as part of a team; contributing to departmental outcomes and support to team members to understand how they add value to the business.
  • Supporting teams in developing technical knowledge and skills
  • Ensuring cooperation with other departments to achieve uniformity of policy application across the site and meet Company objectives.
  • Effectively communicating to ensure all personnel understand relevant operational plans, goals, critical path and key milestones, risks and opportunities.
  • Ensuring a high-performance team culture (build trust, healthy conflict, commitment, accountability, team results).
  • Openly supporting Company policy regardless of personal views.

Planning & Scheduling:

  • Provide input into monthly, quarterly and annual planning.
  • Ensure sampling schedule is maintained and implemented.
  • Ensure internal environmental inspections are scheduled, completed and documented.
  • Supporting other departmental objectives and duties as required.

What we offer: 

We are committed to ensuring that our team members are kept healthy and safe. To achieve this, we provide comfortable on-site accommodations with private washrooms, including excellent balanced meals prepared by our culinary team. Team members can expect access to TV and Wi-Fi, our on-site gym and a variety of recreational activities including a golf simulator, high-intensity fitness classes, yoga classes, seasonal snowshoeing, and hiking groups. You will also have access to a fully equipped music room while on site.     

All our team members are also rewarded with a host of great benefits, including:  

  • Travel allowance and arrangements made for transportation to and from site  
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications  
  • Competitive Benefits and Registered Retirement Savings Plan matching program 
  • Ongoing training with continuous growth and development opportunities    

It is important to note that the safety and wellbeing of our team is our top priority. As such, we promote a drug and alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  


  • Technical Diploma in environmental science or related field.
  • B.Sc. in environmental sciences or related field is an asset.
  • Relevant professional designation (B.C. R.P.Bio., P.Chem., P.Geo., P.Eng., or P.Ag.) or eligibility for same, is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of environmental sampling and environmental monitoring.
  • 1 to 3 years of groundwater and surface water sampling.
  • Experience working in an industrial setting, including directing equipment operators and other personnel to implement measures required for environmental protection is an asset.
  • Prior experience working at a remote mining operation is an asset.
  • Mechanical and instrumentation aptitude, with knowledge on the repair of scientific field equipment is an asset.
  • Strong field skills in a remote environment is an asset. These include knowledge and experience conducting work in avalanche terrain; knowledge and experience working in swiftwater and mountain lake environments; remote forested areas; and operation of off-road equipment including motorized boats, snowmobiles, quads, and 4×4 pick-up trucks.
  • Working knowledge of Canadian federal and provincial (British Columbia) environmental regulatory requirements is an asset.
  • Attention to detail and proficiency with computers, particularly database management and interpretation, is important.
  • Communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures.
    Strong time management and organizational skills

Additional Information

  • Work at remote location (camp) on a 13 days on/12 days off rotation
  • Able to pass a pre-employment medical screening.
  • Must be able to lift/move up to 50lbs throughout a work shift.
  • Be able maintain high levels of performance over 12-hour shifts.
  • Able to work in areas of extreme weather conditions.
  • Able to work in close quarters with the team.

Our Commitment to You 

Newmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underpinned by our values of Safety, Sustainability, Integrity, Responsibility and Inclusion, our commitment is to respect the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions, and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.  

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, submit your application through our website before the advertised closing date.