Regional Environmental Approvals Manager

Alcoa Australia

Location: Booragoon

Job Type: Full time


Just as aluminium is the element of possibility, so too, are our current and future employees. When you join Alcoa, you have the opportunity to help define what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company. Our 135-year legacy gives you the systems and tools to thrive. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. We are open, honest, accountable and do what we say we’ll do. We relentlessly pursue outstanding and sustainable results and creatively transform ideas into value. We treat all people with dignity and provide a diverse, inclusive work culture. We work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment. Come grow your career, collaborate on a global scale and deliver materials essential to the world. Learn more about the endless career possibilities for you at Alcoa!

About the job

At Alcoa, we acknowledge and respect the privilege of operating in an area of Western Australia characterised by jarrah forest, native flora and fauna, and waterways. We continue to work collaboratively with government, our land users, and communities as we advance our operations ensuring that we are sustainable in our approach and successfully coexist.

Key to ensuring business progress, we have created a leadership opportunity within our EHS corporate team located at our HQ in Booragoon, that will strategically guide our operations forward by centralising, coordinating, and managing environmental approvals and licencing across our Australian mining, refining, and smelting locations.

Working closely and collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders, your talent for understanding business priorities and capturing critical requirements to align with long-term strategies will be optimal to achieving current and future approvals. In this role, your key contributions will be:

  • Effective maintenance of Alcoa’s State Agreement, relevant scopes, schedules, and reporting of progress required to guide and develop a regional operational environmental approvals strategy.

  • Providing guidance and management of approvals requirements as per Alcoa’s State Agreement and other State and Federal statutory obligations.

  • Working closely with Major Capital Projects Approvals team to support approvals needs for critical works.

  • Supporting and guiding operational approvals for all sites, including mining, refining, and smelting as required.

  • Providing guidance on the development of technical studies for operational projects.

  • Identifying environmental headwinds and risks and providing strategic advice for regional operations.

  • Facilitating the implementation and managing compliance of operations against both State and Federal approvals.

  • Ensuring that our business and approvals needs are understood and received appropriately by representing Alcoa at State and Commonwealth government and regulator meetings.

  • Strategically advising on environmental management and compliance issues to our internal project teams and supporting escalation of critical issues.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, environmental management, natural resource management or related degree.

  • Extensive experience in the environmental field with a proven track record of managing complex environmental approvals and compliance matters at both a State and Federal level.

  • Demonstrated environmental approvals experience in both mining and industrial setting will be highly regarded.

  • Extensive and demonstrated knowledge of local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to environmental assessment and compliance facilitation.

  • A strong leadership presence and a collaborative nature, with demonstrated management experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and develop positive relationships across all levels of the business and is known for driving value through strong stakeholder relations.

  • A critical thinking mindset that fulfills their purpose by solving complex environmental challenges.

  • An open-minded leader that empowers 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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