Environmental Specialist (Term)

Published on: Oct 29, 2021, Updated on: Nov 16, 2021

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the HSSEQ Manager, the Environmental Specialist will provide environmental expertise and support to operations and projects and technology by leading the identification of environmental risks and controls to eliminate or mitigate these risks. The Specialist recommends, develops, facilitates and oversees the environmental management program to ensure compliance with the approval to operate and applicable laws and regulations. This is a term position until January 2023.

You will also perform the following tasks:

  • Provide expertise in response to environmental emergencies
  • Develop, review and implement environmental protection plans, ensuring company and employee exposure to risks are either eliminated or minimized
  • Conduct environmental inspections and follow-up on resulting actions
  • Lead, participate and review incident investigations and recommend corrective actions
  • Prepare scopes of work and provide technical reviews of proposal as well as recommendations for contract award
  • Supervise and manage contractors and consultants
  • Manage and execute the Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) to ensure that all aspects meet the requirements of the Approval to Operate

Your Profile

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant diploma or degree in Environmental Engineering, Science or Technology.

  • 5+ years of combined experience with 3+ years focusing on water/groundwater and soil sampling and analysis, wildlife monitoring, developing and implementing erosion control plans and additional experience in the coordination of environment activities (preferably in a mining or industrial operation).

  • Experience in project management, including developing work scopes for contractors and consultants.

  • Thorough understanding of applicable environmental regulations

  • Working with teams to gain their commitment, confidence and awareness of high level HSE practice and standards.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing. Additionally, employment is subject to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including showing proof of vaccination will be required, with minimal exceptions, unless prohibited by applicable law.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by November 18, 2021.

We are committed to building an inclusive and representative workforce, including Indigenous people, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

We Enrich Your Life

By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, we are collaborative in building it and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations. You can look forward to:

Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program PLUS great extras such as, paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity! A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.

This is Us

We enrich life through the sustainable extraction and refinement of minerals to indispensable products and through our working environment, which is unique. Because it stands for everything that really matters in life: Trust, team spirit and meaningfulness for 11,000 employees at 50 locations on five continents. Welcome to K + S.

Be part of our team