Career Openings

Environmental and Permitting Manager

Department: Exploration
Location: Nikolai Project, Alaska
Reporting To: Vice President Exploration and/or Chief Geoscientist


The Environmental and Permitting Manager is responsible for all aspects of local, state and federal permitting and compliance for mineral exploration projects. The primary objective of the position is the successful advancement of the Nikolai project and will involve working closely with project staff, state/federal regulators and 3rd party consultants to ensure the timely application, receipt and compliance with all necessary project permits as well as coordination of baseline environmental studies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage land-use and environmental permitting processes
  • Research and understand current local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Prepare, submit and manage permit applications
  • Prepare RFPs and obtain proposals for environmental surveys
  • Review and analyze technical and cost proposals
  • Coordinate and manage environmental surveys including baseline water quality, wetland delineation, archaeological/cultural surveys, endangered species surveys, and other baseline environmental studies
  • Manage 3rd party consultant(s) providing technical support and review deliverables
  • Coordinate with project technical staff to ensure scope of work and deliverables of 3rd party consultant(s) adequately address project needs and requirements
  • Serve as an internal trusted advisor to company management and project team
  • Track and schedule permit tasks, and provide regular updates to management and project team
  • Conduct site environmental review to inform project planning and identify issues early in development lifecycle
  • Develop and support project planning initiatives
  • Assist with preparation of overall project budgets
  • Other responsibilities as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Supervision / Influence

  • Work closely with project staff and office administrative staff to meet project goals.


  • Bachelors or Masters of Science in Environmental Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Professional experience working in mining/mineral exploration sector
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Geographical Experience. Professional experience gained in Alaska
  • Alaska Regulatory Experience. Experience working with Alaska regulators (ADEC, ADNR, etc)
  • Registration/Licensure. Professional registration and/or licensure is desirable

Working Conditions and Physical Work Demands

  • Comfortable with working in rugged terrain
  • Remote locations often in exploration camp style work environment
  • Extended periods away from home base


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

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Environmental and Permitting Manager

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