Environmental Officer, Monitoring

Kalumbila, Zambia, Full Time -

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.
Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.
Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.
Job description:
Overall Job Purpose :
Conducting data analysis and all field environmental related monitoring activities. The role involves advising the environmental management team, middle management and employees on environmental management requirements and will require to develop and implement procedures and management plans.
Specific Job Responsibilities:

Undertake routine assessments on environmental conditions to establish root cause of potential operational impacts.
Assist in preparation of technical guidelines and procedures for environmental monitoring requirements.
Carry out daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sampling of mine emissions to determine levels of compliance.
Ensure calibration of all environmental monitoring equipment is performed both internally and externally.
Liaison with site and third party laboratories for required service delivery.
Maintain work areas such as weather stations and effluent sampling points in good order.
Recommend replacement of non-functional or worn out sampling equipment.
Perform any other duties assigned to by supervisor

Job Specific Competencies:

Adherence to environmental monitoring plans, procedures, technical guidelines, site operation SHE procedures, corporate commitments and take responsibility for self-development and continued learning.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge in Environmental law and compliance requirements

Key Job Attributes:

Attention to detail
Must possess Excellent communication skills
Problem solving skills
Must be flexible to work and attend to any shift as assigned
Ability to multi-task
Personal accountability
Must be an active listener
Must be a good team player
Must demonstrate good peer relationships
Must be able to effectively manage time
Must be smart

Experience required to perform in this job:

Basic knowledge and experience with Environmental Management System (EMS).
At least 2 years work experience in Environmental management.
Experience in the mining industry is an added advantage.


Full Grade twelve certificate.
At least a Bachelor of Science/Engineering in a relevant field and minimum of 2 years’ experience in environmental management.
A valid driving licence
Must be computer literate