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Environmental Governance & Compliance 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

Inherent to our values is the protection of the environment and our commitment to the highest standards of performance. In this newly created role, you will provide environmental governance and compliance leadership to our Australian operations that will support a diverse portfolio of environmental aspects inclusive of contaminated sites, water, air, odour, waste, EMS and dangerous goods management.

Reporting into our Regional Environmental Manager and joining our corporate environmental function located at our head office in Booragoon, in this integral role you will ensure that our locations have the proper governance and management system in place to sustain compliance with applicable requirements and permit/license terms and conditions.

Key resonsibilities and contributions will include:

  • Working closely with Australian operations to ensure programs necessary to demonstrate compliance with State and Commonwealth law and regulations are implemented and maintained.

  • Proactively identifying potentially applicable environmental headwinds, raising concerns and challenges to internal stakeholders for further attention.

  • Managing and administering the region’s internal environmental self-assessment process and ISO14001 management system.

  • Supporting the Alcoa incident and compliance case management process, including incident investigations for the most material incidents.

  • Participating in the CapEx project review process for projects that have an environmental impact triggering approval or licensing processes.

  • Representing Alcoa in community stakeholder and regulatory engagement meetings at both a local and state level to support a strategic approach to the management and improvement of operations.

  • Connecting Operations, Asset Management, CapEx, Procurement, Legal, Public Affairs and Social Performance to ensure the integration of environmental compliance strategies and needs.

  • Providing assessments of environmental compliance for joint ventures, potential acquisitions, and new project proposals.

  • Driving the sharing of compliance solutions and best practices among the region, and global operations.

About you

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

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or related field of study with substantial experience working within a similar environmental / compliance management capacity.

  • Advanced knowledge of State environmental requirements as they apply to the mining and refining industry would be desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability working effectively with regulators, consultants, and other third-party organisations.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that thrives in a diverse work environment building positive and collaborative relationships and partnerships.

  • A strategic and analytical mindset with demonstrated ability in solving complex environmental challenges

  • The drive for continuous improvement in environmental compliance and operational risk management.

  • Demonstrated team management experience with a collaborative leadership style that sets clear team expectations and empowers their people to succeed.

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel across our WA & VIC operations as required.

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.