Permitting Engineer (closed)
Permitting Engineer/Specialist (Environmental)
Primary job responsibilities will include
- Obtaining and managing all permit applications and permits applicable to the project (exploration, mining, processing, air, water and overall environment), including proposing, preparing, overseeing and maintaining monitoring plans and field studies; managing deliverables; reviewing approvals; revising permit applications; and submitting permit modifications, permit or regulatory driven periodic reports, test plans and reports.
- Making recommendations on the selection of vendors / consultants / advisors and being responsible for supervising and coordinating their involvement, including planning, organizing, and overseeing their performance and ensuring that their work meets our company's quality standards and project needs and timelines.
- Responsible for helping to prepare the project’s NEPA strategy and coordinate with and direct as much as possible the 3rd party (lead agency) NEPA contractor.
- Responsible for the development and execution of any mitigation and/or compliance programs and any required reporting, notification, or submittal to local, state, federal or other regulatory agencies.
- Coordinate with environmental department on all vendor and consultant studies and programs relating to or supporting overall compliance on exploration, mining, processing, air, water, construction and overall permit applications, operation permit applications etc.
- Coordinating all contractors and consultants in order to provide the necessary information needed to support the environmental consultants in preparing all permits and other approvals.
- Acting as liaison and developing a strong relationship with regulatory agencies to support the successful permitting and NEPA approval for the project – being in charge of technical correspondence, to answer their inquiries, make presentations and negotiate compliance agreements with them.
- Pushing permitting and other regulatory agencies to process applications in a timely manner.
- Reviewing regulatory changes to ensure accurate application for and compliance with all permitting applications and reports.
- A minimum of a degree or equivalent in environment / engineering discipline e.g. Environmental, Chemical, Civil, Geology, Mining or Mechanical Engineering or other applied science.
- PE Registration (preferably in Utah).
- Minimum of 5 years experience and a proven track record of successfully obtaining and maintaining large mining operation permits and other environmental permits for large scale industrial projects (PSD, EPA Title V, NPDES, Army Corps of Engineers, etc).
- Experience developing and maintaining compliance programs.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of State and Federal mining and environmental (air, water, waste disposal) regulations.
- An understanding of large, complex, capital intensive industrial projects is essential.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with project owners, consultants (engineering and construction), permitting agencies and government regulators.
- Capable of working in a team, using judgment and discretion to make decisions which may impact facility operations and compliance.
- Strong writing and communication skills.