At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Overall Job Purpose:
The role involves advising the environmental management team, advise middle management and employees on environmental management requirements, develop and implement procedures and management plans and liaison with government on environmental management performance and compliance requirements.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
Execution of the Environmental Monitoring Programme at Enterprise.
Ensure compliance with the conditions of approval as stipulated in the Project Decision letter, as far as they affect environmental issues.
Schedule and conduct compliance audits of contractors and suppliers.
Implementation and tracking of the project’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP).
Carry out environmental incident investigations and where potential pollution situations exist recommend appropriate actions to abate environmental impacts. Maintain a corrective action tracking system for closure of identified items.
In liaison with the Environmental Manager, effectively engage/liaise with stakeholders such as government inspectors, community members and contractors/suppliers.
Conduct awareness activities to ensure effective communication of the Environmental Management System (EMS) to employees and contractors.
Coordinate statutory reporting and permit applications such as but not limited to bi – annual returns, Environmental Impact Assessments, permit renewals and compilation of reports required by regulatory bodies.
Facilitate for environmental emergency preparedness planning and response.
Supervise progressive mine rehabilitation activities towards set eco-restoration objectives.
Coordinate domestic waste management activities at Enterprise mine and dovetail into overall waste management strategy.
Perform any other duties assigned to by supervisor.
Job Specific Competencies:
Contribute to compliance with the Zambian Environmental Legal requirements, corporate commitments and international best practices.
Must be able to demonstrate Environmental law and compliance requirements.
Environmental management in general.
Knowledge and experience with Environmental Management System (EMS).
Key Job Attributes:
Positive attitude is imperative.
Technically competent and good leadership skills.
Able to develop and encourage the team.
Good interpersonal skills and able to create a good network with people within FQM Trident.
Must be environmental and safety conscious.
Must pay attention to detail.
Must be meticulous.
Experience required to perform in this job:
At least 4 years’ experience in environmental management.
Relevant experience in the mining industry.
Valid experience in the same field.
Full Grade twelve certificate.
At least a Bachelor of Engineering/Science in Environmental Engineering or any relevant field and minimum of 4 years’ experience in environmental management. Maturity, hands-on attitude, self-supervision, team spirit and proactivity are key attributes for the job.
A valid driving licence is required.
Must be Computer Literate.