Environmental Compliance Scientist

Alcoa Australia

Location: Banksiadale

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

We are seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist to join our motivated team based at the Huntly Bauxite Mine (WA Mining Hub).

You will be performing an integral role in our business by:

  • Managing environmental licenses to sustain mining operations, including maintaining currency of licenses, oversee operational performance tracking against license requirements, and support site teams in license compliance implantation.

  • Providing professional support in relation to compliance obligations associated with legislation, government standards and commitments, including tracking of key compliance requirements, facilitating communication of compliance obligations throughout WA Mining.

  • Maintaining EMS to ISO14001 requirements, including aspects and impacts registers, compliance and performance tracking, training, procedures, data management, and auditing, including coordinating internal, external, and corporate audits.

  • Providing technical advice in environmental incident investigations in relation evaluation of compliance risk and external reporting requirements.

  • Monitoring and reports the compliance of the operations in relation to Alcoa standards, regulatory requirements, and licence conditions, and provides consultation in the development of compliance systems.

  • Driving implementation and use of EMS to required standards and implementation and compliance with the data management system to ensure data quality, security and retention requirements are met.

About you

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

  • Degree in a relevant Scientific field.

  • Background in Environmental compliance, systems, and data management

  • Strong understanding of legislation, standards and policies

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Ability to achieve targets

It is highly desirable if you have:

  • Ideally 3-5 years’ experience in an environmental supervisor position

  • Experience of coaching, training, and mentoring personnel

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 while 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?

  • Competitive remuneration package

  • Monthly Leisure Day

  • Career development opportunities

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Employee groups including the Social Club, Alcoa Women’s Network, EAGLE (Employees at Alcoa for Gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender Equality) and AWARE (Alconas 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
Monday 13th February 2023

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.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


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