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Permitting Principal - Performance Standard, sitting in LATAM

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Permanent Employee
Safety and Sustainable Development
Regional Chile, Regional Brazil, Regional Peru, Global Locations
Technical & Sustainability

Our values:

In Anglo American we are firmly convinced that diversity is the greater value of our organization. This is why all our job vacancies are available for all people that fulfill the job description. We are an inclusive Company and want you to be a part of it. Gender diversity, LGTB+, age, culture/religion, ethnicity or any disability condition is welcome (Law Nº 21.015).

The Context

Anglo American is a leading global mining company with a portfolio of world-class projects, mining and processing operations employing 90,000 people in over 14 different jurisdictions. This large and complex operating base brings with its challenges in terms of creating an organization, structure, new mentality, strategic thinking and best practice for Permitting, which is a key success factor for the industry.

Effective management of Permitting is essential to timely identify opportunities and mitigate risks in order to guarantee business continuity and deliver positive results across the entire mining value chain.

Permitting is a relatively new discipline in this old industry, it covers a wide range of tasks from strategic planning for permit acquisition to monitoring of compliance with commitments and conditions attached to the permits. It covers the management of all permits, authorizations and licenses, granted by a governmental authority, required during the whole life-cycle of our operations: exploration, construction, operation and closure.

Anglo American in re-imagining the way of doing Permitting by implementing a vanguard and innovative approach of continuous improvement.   On example is the Minimum Permitting Requiremenst tool (MPR) a Group standard which will allows Anglo American’s Business Units to organize and implement best practices to obtain permits in a timely manner, and to comply with the conditions attached to these permits. MPR is one of the four critical foundation of Anglo American Sustainable Mining Plan, to innovate and deliver step change results across the entire mining value chain.

Some of the main tasks will be

As a Permitting Principal Performance Standard, you will assist in driving a cultural change in Permit planning and management, and provide support and guidance to Anglo American sites regarding management of permitting issues.

Also will need to support different sites, in various jurisdictions, in the implementation of best Permitting practices, ensuring the management of permitting issues are fully integrated in core risk management and management systems.

You will, also, be representing Anglo American in internal and external forums focusing on permitting issues, and organize training sessions and workshops.

Your guidance will be required in order to guide selected sites plans to be aligned with the Group Permitting strategy: Business Plan, New Investment, Scheduling and/or Support for decision making on Permitting risks prioritization and risk mitigation follow up.

What you will need to know

Formal qualifications:

  • An undergraduate qualification (Bachelors / Honors degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (such as environmental engineer, lawyer, mining engineer, industrial engineer, geologist or other related careers).

 Role-specific knowledge:

  • Demonstrated thought leader, working in a permitting position at project, operation or BU level in mining or natural resources company, in Latin America.
  • Track record of leading ideas generation; translating these into practical initiatives to be implemented and demonstration of successful execution and delivery within permitting.
  • Significant experience advising on permitting issues for new project development in a relevant sector (e.g. mining, oil and gas, construction).
  • Experience of developing and running successful campaigns to secure permits and other regulatory clearances for contentious capital projects, involving significant interface with regulatory authorities and other key stakeholder groups.
  • A broad understanding of regulatory regimes affecting the mining industry, and the regulatory/political interface.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or Portuguese (advanced level for verbal and written).
  • Ability to communicate in English (advanced level for verbal and written).
  • Regular international travel will be required.

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