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Environmental Specialists

New Gold Full-Time  Barwick, Ontario, Canada 24 Jan 2017

Job Description

Join one of Canada’s Premier Mining Operations

New Gold is an intermediate gold mining company with a portfolio of four producing assets and three significant development projects. The New Afton Mine in Canada, the Mesquite Mine in the United States, the Peak Mines in Australia and the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico, provide the company with its current production base and solid foundation. In addition, New Gold owns 100% of the Rainy River and Blackwater projects, both in Canada, as well as 30% of the El Morro project located in Chile.

New Gold’s objective is to be the leading intermediate gold producer, focused on the environment and social responsibility.

Exciting Environmental Opportunities Await

New Gold is currently seeking an Environmental Specialist and an Environmental Compliance Coordinator to join the Rainy River Project – a combined open pit and underground mine processing 21,000 tonnes per day.

The Rainy River Project office is located at in Emo, Ontario, approximately 65 kilometers Northwest of Fort Frances. The successful candidates will be required to reside in the community and relocation assistance is available.

Environmental Specialist

As the Rainy River Project moves from a planning/permitting phase into construction and operation, we must meet our commitments regarding environmental management. The Environmental Specialist is responsible for leading the integration and implementation of environmental commitments onsite, and communicating the effectiveness of environmental management measures.

For this role, we are seeking candidates with a degree in environmental engineering or applied science, and who is eligible for P.Eng status. You will also have at least 5 years of experience working on mining or large civil contraction projects, ideally in Ontario.

To succeed in this role, you must have demonstrated ability to liaise and work with engineering, design, construction and procurement teams, as well as contractors and operations to integrate environmental requirements. Similarly, you must be familiar with current Ontario environmental regulations and guidelines related to waste and water management and metal mining effluent regulations. A proven track record working with First Nation and regulatory agencies is required, as is proficiency with MS Office and scheduling software.

Environmental Compliance Coordinator

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Internal Compliance Coordinator to support our teams and ensure that our company remains compliant with regulatory approval and permit requirements. In this role, you will be engaging with most operating departments and supporting them as they incorporate requirements into operating practices and procedures.

For this role, we are seeking candidates with 10 years of experience in developing and managing environmental management systems (or similar). You will also have experience as a field auditor/investigator, as well as first-hand knowledge of the Federal and Provincial regulations, including EPA, DFO, Metal Mine Effluent Regulations, Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act, and Species at Risk Act.

To succeed in this role, you must have a solid understanding of the environmental impact of mining and milling processes, as well as experience and competency in Aboriginal/First Nations engagement. Most importantly, you will be an excellent communicator with the ability and confidence to liaise with internal and external stakeholders.

About the Benefits

This is a great opportunity to advance your career with one of Canada’s largest gold exploration projects! In exchange for your hard work, dedication, and expertise, you will receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills, and qualifications. You will also receive a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Bonuses
  • Medical and dental benefits 
  • RRSP matching 
  • Long and short-term disability 
  • Life insurance
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • Vehicle provided for work purposes

Join the New Gold & Rainy River Team team today! Please submit your application online at


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