Environmental Engineer / Environmental Scientist at Lithium Americas

Company Name: Lithium Americas

Title: Environmental Engineer / Environmental Scientist
Location: Reno, Nevada (NV)

Description: The Environmental Engineer / Environmental Scientist will play a critical role to pursue our mission: accelerating the advent of sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches to mining. You will be tasked with coming up with innovative solutions for sustainable mining practices. This means taking holistic and system-level approaches to addressing environmental issues ranging from habitat monitoring and protection programs, establishing emissions reduction/elimination plans, technology scouting, and beyond. You will support environmental permit compliance for the Company’s properties in Nevada, and advance the engineering and permitting of the Lithium Nevada Project. The position will likely be based in Lithium Nevada Corp.’s Reno, Nevada office. Other locations – the Bay Area of California or Vancouver BC – may be considered for the right candidate who is comfortable and effective working remotely and regular travel.

Minimum Qualifications: 

-Degree in environmental engineering, environmental science or related fields, e.g. civil engineering, biology, geology, and minimum 4 years of relevant experience.
-Demonstrated interest in and desire to make the world a better place.
-Demonstrated ability in coming up with creative solutions for addressing environmental challenges, and execute upon them.
-Ability to multi-task and run several projects in parallel, while prioritizing and pursuing critical-path tasks.
-Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to bring out the best in others.
-Able to act as the face and technical authority of the company on environmental matters when called upon, in public and professional arenas.
-Must be able to enjoy the great outdoors, hike on uneven ground in a high desert climate, in all seasons, to perform field work.
-Be highly motivated, able to work independently, with high energy.
-Ability to “think outside the box” and stretch yourself with ambitious, far-reaching goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience in lifecycle analysis and management.
-Previous experience with managing environmental compliance programs.
-Exposure to relevant work experience in Nevada.
-Proficiency in Auto Cad and/or GIS.

Desired Majors: Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Geological Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering

Position Type: Full-time Employment
Hours per week: 40+ hours/week

Salary & Benefits: Varies

Additional Job Details:

-Developing programs for monitoring and managing the environmental aspects of our planned lithium mining operations. Focus will be on advancing a habitat monitoring and protection program, as well as other environmental features, e.g. water, land, emissions footprints.
– Developing and running a program for managing sage-grouse sensitive land. This includes coordinating with consultants and governmental officials on characterizing and monitoring sage grouse habitats, and developing sage grouse protection programs. You will become an expert in sage grouse life science and sage grouse habitat regulations.                                                                        
-Supporting and/or setting up and performing environmental field investigations associated with air and groundwater quality, biological surveys, and other environmental features.
-Develop and manage relationships with contractors, environmental regulators, local and federal government agencies, and other stakeholders.
-Writing up detailed technical reports that cover work done, findings and conclusions.
-Completing documentation associated with annual permit renewals, including reclamation cost estimates, mining claim maintenance fees, and water rights.
-Maintaining existing and obtain additional local,state, and federal permits.
-Establishing and maintain environmental management systems and compliance records.
-Supporting the team in technology scouting, and optimizing the projects energy footprint.
-Assist with maintaining the company’s 320-acre ranch located in Orovada, Nevada.

Application Process: Please submit your resume, references, and a short note as to your motivations on why you’d like to pursue this role to: HR@lithiumamericas.com.

Application Deadline: 09/24/2016
Timestamp: 8/23/2016 15:55