Environment & Closure Manager in Western Region

IndustryOil & Gas / Mining
  • Engineering
Minimum QualificationDegree
ExperienceEntry Level
IndustryOil & Gas / Mining

Gold Fields Ghana Limited seeks the services of an Environment & Closure Manager


Job Title: Environment & Closure Manager


Job Location: Tarkwa, Western Region


Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Vice President Technical Services, the incumbent will be responsible for developing the Gold Fields West Africa environment and closure plan to achieve long term sustainability for the Region. The individual will also be in charge of formulating the priorities of the environment and closure functions and develop relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines for implementation


Job Description

  • Develop and implement policies, guidelines and processes that align with Group policies and guidelines, to assist the Region and operations in the implementation of key initiatives
  • Ensure that West Africa Region's environment and closure plan takes account of regulatory, industry, and stakeholder trends, while also being aligned to Group guidelines 
  • Provide analysis of key regulatory, industry and organizational trends in the environmental and closure areas, to assist in the development of relevant strategies and guide senior management decision making
  • Provide oversight and implementation guidance on environment and closure for the operations 
  • Assist in the development of the Company's position and represent the Company's interests to industry groups, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations on environmental and closure issues, in conjunction with the Corporate Affairs department
  • Work closely with operations, particularly the Community Affairs teams, in building strong relationships and trust with internal and external stakeholders
  • Make recommendations on the key skills required in the business to deliver on the environment and closure plan
  • Assist and support Group and Regional closure integration into business planning processes
  • Develop requisite environmental and closure capacity at various levels in the Region


Qualification and Requirement

  • Tertiary and advanced qualification in environmental management or related field from an accredited academic institution
  • At least 10-15 years experience in environmental management at a management level in the mining industry 
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of external regulations, regulatory, industry and stakeholder trends in mining
  • Good understanding of the mining process value chain and ability to identify key risk areas
  • Highly developed knowledge of environmental management and mine closure 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate the Company's environment and closure strategy and principles to the regional and operational teams
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to work with diverse cultures
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches to solving problems or key business requirements within a strong regulatory framework
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated leadership capabilities 
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian driver's license


Applications should be addressed to:


The Vice President & Regional Head of HR, 

7 Or Amilcar Cabral Rd, Airport Residential Area

P.O.Box KA 30742 Airport 

Accra, Ghana 

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