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Environmental Specialist

If you thrive on success and team work in a team culture, Agnico Eagle offers career opportunities on a global scale. We provide rewarding and challenging work that will help you grow your skills and your career. Agnico Eagle is committed to creating meaningful opportunities for our employees and we encourage everyone who works for us to contribute to their full potential. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We provide a safe work environment and seek to ensure all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, free from harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Disability-related accommodations during the application and selection process are available upon request. Interested? We hope you are.



Location: Detour Lake Mine


Rotation: 14 days in, followed by 14 days off


Closing Date: February 6, 2023



At Agnico Eagle, our values never waver. We believe in trust, respect, equality, family and responsibility. Why? Because they express who we are and they have helped us succeed in business for over 60 years.



We value you – your unique set of skills and experience. We value your willingness to build those skills and make a meaningful contribution to our company. And, we value your commitment to treat every person on our team with respect, helping us to operate safely, protect the environment and make a positive contribution to our local communities.



Based at the Detour Lake Mine Site, we currently have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Specialist to join our Environment & Sustainability team, reporting to the Environment Supervisor.


Detour Lake is the second largest gold producing mine in Canada with the largest gold reserves and substantial growth potential. The open pit mine is located in northeastern Ontario, approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins and 185 kilometres by road northeast of Cochrane, within the northernmost Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The mine is situated in the area of the historic Detour Lake open pit/underground mine operated by Placer Dome which produced 1.8 million ounces of gold from 1983 to 1999. The Detour Lake operation has a mine life of approximately 22 years with an average gold production of 659,000 ounces per year.


The Environmental Specialist will be accountable for assisting in the development and implementation of the site Environmental Management System and Compliance monitoring programs at the Detour Lake Mine.



Your responsibilities will include:


  • Report writing and permit application writing
  • EMS Implementation and management, including maintaining site aspects and impacts registry
  • Coordinating data collection for NPRI and GHG emissions
  • Perform voluntary and compliance monitoring for groundwater, surface water, air, and soil
  • Maintain compliance with all regulatory, permits, monitoring and reporting requirements
  • Track departmental costs and invoicing; Management plan development (annual revisions and new plans)
  • Perform inspections of work sites to identify environmental risks
  • Promote site awareness of environmental requirements and conditions for operations and provide support and advice to department heads on inclusion of environmental consideration in work plans.




Our ideal candidate has:


  • Degree in a field related to Environmental Engineering, Science or other environmental discipline
  • Minimum of one to two (1-2) years related work experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Canadian and Ontario legislation relevant to the mining industry
  • Advanced MS Suite skills, experience with SAP and EQuIS considered an asset
  • Experience conducting stream flow monitoring / installation programs an asset
  • Knowledge of environmental management systems
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills
  • Knowledge of the Ontario health, safety and environment acts and any legislation directly related to the mining industry
  • Exceptional ability to work within a diverse team


Does this sound like you?  If so, we would love to hear from you.



Together, we are building a world-class gold mine and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team.   All of our team members are rewarded with a competitive benefits package and on-the-job perks, including:


  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation
  • Travel Allowance
  • Group benefits package
  • Training and learning opportunities


Should you be the successful candidate for this role, you will be contacted by a member of our Human Resources Department to schedule an interview.

Together, we are Going for Gold in everything that we do and our success is determined by the hard work and dedication of our team.