Environment Specialist

South32 Ltd.
Aug. 1, 2020, 9:52 a.m.
Aug. 29, 2020, 7:38 a.m.

About the Role

In Sustainability at South32, we put our values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence into action.  We provide leadership, expertise and direction to generate value - social, environmental and economic - now and into the future.  Our Health, Safety and Environment Management System is in place to support the health and safety of all our employees, contractors, visitors and our community ensuring we identify and manage our environmental risks and objectives.  We work on projects ensuring everyone is supported to participate in health, safety, hygiene and environmental programmes, thus allowing the execution of the South32 strategy and ongoing prosperity for us and our stakeholders.

The role will provide specialist support to site-based operational and functional teams on environmental management aspects (eg. land, biodiversity, water, waste, dust, noise etc) to enable:

Adherence to the Global Environment Standard;

Legal compliance and risk mitigation at the operational level;

the delivery of the functional business plan, environmental authorisations and improvement projects.

Other accountabilities will include:

Environmental monitoring and reporting requirements related to dust, noise, rehabilitation and quarantine programs;

Maintenance of existing approvals, authorisations and licences, including managing amendments and/or obtaining new licences to sustain production;

Maintenance of regulatory compliance register, systems and/or processes that enable operational team leaders to understand and meet their commitments;

Providing operational support and technical advice/coaching for management of site environment matters (including significant event investigations), regulatory requirements and compliance issues;

Providing input into the short and long-term planning at the operation (i.e. engage in planning and operations meetings), ensuring that key environmental and licencing aspects are considered appropriately to support ongoing compliance;

Develop and maintain operations specific environmental documentation (management plans, procedures, SWI’s etc);

Maintain processes for the collection and verification of environmental data relevant to the operation, analysing the data on a regular basis to enable emerging compliance and/or environmental issues to be identified and actively managed;

Support the delivery of strategic improvement initiatives relevant to the operation;

Execute first line assurance activities over:

Environment Standard;

Material Risk Profile;

Environment metrics and monitoring data;

Regulatory compliance.

Preparation and submission of regulator reporting processes;

Ability to execute research-based projects.

About you

Bachelor’s degree (Science / Engineering / Similar);

3-5 years’ experience within heavy industry preferred;

Experience with dust, noise, rehabilitation and quarantine programs desirable;

Detailed understanding of local regulatory requirements and environmental licencing arrangements;

Sound understanding of environment management processes, technologies and relevant industry standards;

Sound communication, interpersonal, negotiation and facilitation skills;

Can successfully manage time, prioritise, plan, communicate and organise work deliverables;

Capable of working with minimal supervision and as part of team;

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound stakeholder relationships;

Demonstrated ability to influence internal stakeholders through effective data analysis and communication skills - written and verbal;

Experience in identifying issues, analysing for trends, maintaining environmental data and recommending practical solutions;

Experience in and willingness to undertake field based environmental monitoring programs;

Experience with ArcGIS desirable.

Our benefits

Competitive salaries;

Industry leading parental leave and family care policy;

Education and career development;

Participation in the Employee Share Plan.

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