Program Manager, Mining Services

Emeryville, CA, US
8 days ago
Full time role


Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...

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Job Description

Since 1984, SCS Global Services has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products, and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.

Job Overview

SCS Global Services (SCS) Mining Services programs measure environmental and social performance and recognize achievement in mine site best practices. Our small working group, supported by auditors, physical and social scientists, and engineers, shares the same vision: to leave all things better than we found them.

We are looking for an experienced, detail-oriented, and analytical Program Manager to oversee the client certification process. The Program Manager is key in maintaining technical standards and leading responsible sourcing due diligence from project inception to final delivery - planning and scheduling audits, preparing client-facing documentation, and managing budgets and profitability. This is a fast-paced environment with a wide range of tasks requiring strong organizational skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines while simultaneously maintaining prescribed standards in quality control.

The ideal candidate has mining and project management experience, can communicate complex technical information clearly, and is an accomplished professional interested in applied research and benchmarking for alignment with recognized industry sustainability standards.

Relevant Services/Schemes

  • Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)
  • The Cyanide Code
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manages people and resources to deliver robust, third-party independent audits and due diligence assessments efficiently and profitably
  • Maintains work product and program quality control with applicable accreditations and approvals to meet client and scheme-owner expectations and timelines
  • Recruits, trains, and oversees contract auditors and administrative staff
  • Leads all phases of certification audits, including technical review, data analysis, and the preparation of findings
  • Approves final reports for client use and public distribution
  • Builds capacity for better mining practices through recommended corrective actions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree that demonstrates knowledge of relevant subject matter (mining, geological engineering, energy, environmental resource management, etc.)
  • 6+ years of professional work experience in natural resource management such as exploration and development, mining operations, mineral processing, occupational safety and health, environmental and social monitoring and compliance, tailings and waste management, reclamation and closure (note: priority will be given to candidates with people, project, or program management accountabilities)
  • Ability to conduct independent research and qualitative/quantitative data analysis, and present findings in a written report
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to work with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English with work experience that involves professional written communication
  • Competency in MS Office and project management software (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Salesforce)
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire to be considered, unless precluded by local and national jurisdiction. Pursuant to local and national law--proof of vaccination is required. Medical and religious accommodations will also be considered.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Advanced degree (i.e., M.Sc., Ph.D.) in a relevant field
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in Spanish, French, or Portuguese
  • Experience with auditing techniques and technologies (ISO 14001, 19011)
  • Familiarity with mining standards (i.e., the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), The Cyanide Code, the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM), CopperMark, OECD, Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, LBMA, IFC Performance Standards, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), SA 8000, ASI, Fairtrade, World Gold Council, or the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights)

*The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

Physical Requirements

This is an office-based job. Sit 6+ hours per day. Keyboarding 6+ hours per day. Must be able to speak and listen in person and on the phone.

Work Environment

CA Office, Emeryville or Remote, US (Home Office)

*SCS, Working Remotely:

At this time, SCS Global Services is recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce.

As part of our remote work, we want to ensure that our employees have what they need to work from home. We provide our new employees with a computer and can offer assistance in acquiring ergonomic necessities.

Pay Range:

$76k to $103k Annually

EEOC Statement:

SCS Global Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS Global Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


Since 1984, SCS has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across ...

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