K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group Company, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. Bethune mine, formerly known as the Legacy Project, is the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. The Bethune mine has created new job opportunities for Saskatchewan workers and new business opportunities for Saskatchewan companies supplying goods and services to this major economic development. All sales and distribution of the potash produced at the Bethune mine will be carried out through the K+S Group’s experienced and well-established global distribution structures. K+S Potash Canada is proud to be recognized as one of both Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s Top Employers for 2018. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.

Environmental Specialist

Your Responsibilities

Based at Bethune site, the Environmental Specialist will provide HSSE expertise and support to operations and projects by leading the identification of environmental risks and controls to eliminate or mitigate risks. The employee recommends, develops, facilitates and oversees the implementation of specific procedures and processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

The successful candidate will:
•Interface with operations, project, supervisory, corporate, contractor, consultants and visitors to ensure that HSSE standards are adhered to.
•Assist environmental superintendent and participate as a liaison with external agencies.
•Act as part of the responding team as a technical resource in the event of emergencies or equipment failures.
•Assist in the development, implementation and facilitation of the safety, health and environmental integrated management system program
•Develop, review and implement environmental protection plans ensuring company and employee exposure to risks are either eliminated or minimized
•Review plans, procedures and work instructions to ensure compliance with regulations and the Approval to Operate
•Conduct HSSE audits and inspects the application and effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards in the field and coordinates audit recommendations, and assists in the development of corrective action plans in consultation with management
•Lead, participate and review investigations of incidents, and ensures effective investigation, corrective and preventative actions
•Support compliance audits and provides follow-ups for Corrective Actions that have been identified
•Supervise and manage contractors and consultants
•Assist in the development of budgets and schedules
•Prepare scopes of work and provide technical reviews of proposal as well as recommendations for contract award.
•Participate in the evaluation of contractor qualifications
•Review company and contractor policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Approval to Operate
•Manage the Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) to ensure that all aspects meet the requirements of the Approval to Operate
•Manage Adaptive Management Plans and Investigations required for external reporting.
•Provide training to employees and contractors on environmental initiatives, policies and procedures.
•Conduct environmental monitoring and wildlife monitoring as required
•Maintain knowledge of current workplace safety strategies, trends and technologies by developing industry working relationships, and participating in exchange groups, associations and committees
•Direct, coach, train and monitor environment-related performance of staff


K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Qualifying requirements for this role:
•Minimum 2 year Community College and diploma or relevant degree/certificate in Environmental Engineering Technology
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in water/groundwater and soil sampling and analysis, wildlife monitoring, developing and implementing erosion control plans
•5 – 8 years’ experience in environmental coordination activities preferably in a mining or industrial operation
•8+ 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 5+ years in environmental coordination 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
•Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
•Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required

Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

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.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by November 2, 2018.


Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

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 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.
•Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.

Work-Life Balance
We have a competitive time off program including:
•PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
•16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.

Ground-Breaking New Site
Opportunity to work in a new facility with optimal use of technology

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