Regulatory Approvals Manager – Capital Projects Australia

Alcoa Australia

Location: Booragoon

Job Type: Full time


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About the job

An opportunity exists for a strategic and tactical leader to make an impact and become a senior member of our regional Capital Projects team that will guide the strategy for the development and execution of Alcoa’s regulatory approvals processes for major capital projects across our Australian operations.

Reporting into our Global Projects Approvals Manager, you will effectively manage a diverse portfolio and pipeline of developments which include residue storage facilities, mine moves and major refinery growth projects. With a collaborative and proactive approach, you will create a long-term vision and out-of-the box strategy matched with evidence that will support with critical business priorities to achieve our expansion and growth plans.

In this vital role, your key goals and contributions will be:

  • Challenging the norm and applying innovative solutions to align regulatory approvals timelines with our major projects development pipeline and advising on strategic outcomes to Alcoa’s global leaders.

  • Coordinating with the support of Approvals and Compliance Specialists, the technical studies, environmental impact assessments and statutory referrals under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

  • Supporting engagement with State and Commonwealth government agencies on issues pertaining to regulatory approvals for major capital projects.

  • Applying a holistic approach to managing longer term approvals ensuring site operating license and conditions are well understood and integrated into the approval strategies.

  • Identifying and managing critical risks associated with approvals and licensing processes ensuring risk mitigation actions and timing are assigned, tracked and executed.

About you

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.

  • Substantial experience in the Environmental field with a proven track record of effectively managing major environmental approvals processes within the Mining & Resources industry.

  • Working knowledge of local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to environmental assessment and approvals.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to engage effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Expertise in analysing information from a variety of sources to solve complex environmental challenges.

  • Strategic and critical thinking with an ability to influence and negotiate with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • An open-minded and collaborative leadership style that has a strong team commitment and sets up others for success.

Why Alcoa?

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people, lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do.

At Alcoa we strive to create an inclusive workplace where employees can bring their whole selves to work regardless of their background. We know it starts and finishes with you, which is why our value ‘care for people’ is so important to us. It ensures not only your physical safety but also provides an inclusive and welcoming workplace for people from all walks of life, encouraging diversity of thought from each and every person.

We embrace change, new ideas and promote a culture of respect and equal opportunity. Our employment programs are underpinned by diversity and equality and continue to be recognised and rewarded. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and LGBTIQ+ job seekers.

As an Alcoa employee, you will embark on growth opportunities and can truly make a difference being part of an organisation that respects and considers flexibility whilst empowering you with stimulating and challenging work.

Flexible work arrangements may be considered, please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

What’s on offer?

  • Excellent remuneration package

  • Car allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Industry leading superannuation

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Novated car lease scheme

  • Industry leading parental leave scheme

  • Paid volunteer time

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alcoans Working Actively for Racial-ethnic Equality)

Our Locations

Alcoa’s Australian operations represent one of the world’s largest integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting systems and add value to Australia’s local, state and national economies at every stage. Our Australian operations support approximately 4,370 direct jobs including multiple entry talent pathways/programs, predominantly in regional Western Australia.

Supported by our head office in Booragoon and the Bindjareb Regional office in Pinjarra, our operations include: our world-class Technology Development Centre of Excellence (COE), two bauxite mines in Western Australia (Huntly and Willowdale); three alumina refineries in Western Australia (Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup); one aluminium smelter in Victoria (Portland); two dedicated port facilities in Western Australia (Kwinana and Bunbury); and two Alcoa Farmlands sites in Western Australia (Pinjarra and Wagerup).

Applications close
Sunday, 4 December 2022

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia. Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application.



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