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Director of Environmental Affairs & Permitting (mining / uranium / compliance) - Western USA


United States

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Director of Environmental Affairs & Permitting to lead our environmental compliance and permitting efforts for a uranium mining project in the Western USA. This senior role is vital to our commitment to environmental stewardship, regulatory compliance, and sustainable mining practices. The successful candidate will oversee all environmental programs and ensure that all necessary permits are obtained and maintained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement environmental policies, procedures, and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Lead the permitting process for all phases of the uranium project, from exploration through reclamation, ensuring timely and successful acquisition of all necessary permits.
  • Coordinate environmental impact assessments and ensure accurate and thorough environmental documentation.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and the public regarding environmental and permitting matters.
  • Oversee environmental monitoring programs, including water quality, air quality, and ecological studies.
  • Manage a team of environmental professionals and consultants, providing direction and oversight to ensure project goals are met.
  • Develop and implement strategies for environmental risk management and mitigation.
  • Prepare and present reports on environmental compliance and permitting status to senior management and regulatory bodies.
  • Stay informed about changes in environmental regulations and industry best practices, ensuring the company remains compliant and proactive in its environmental management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, or a related field. Advanced degrees or professional certifications are advantageous.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in environmental management and permitting, preferably in the mining industry with specific experience in uranium or other radioactive materials.
  • In-depth knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations, including NEPA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other relevant laws.
  • Proven track record in successfully obtaining and managing permits for large-scale industrial or mining projects.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience managing environmental impact assessments and monitoring programs.
  • Ability to work effectively with regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Retirement savings plan with company match.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Relocation assistance for qualified candidates.

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Work Experience

5+ years



Job Type

Full time


United States





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