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Principal Environment| Nickel West | Northern Operations | FIFO (Several approved rosters available)


Location: Esperance

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success.

About Nickel West

Nickel West is a fully integrated mine-to market business, with a culture rich in technical know-how, high efficiency plus a focus on innovation. Nickel West employs over 2,500 people from five operations across Western Australia comprising of nickel underground and open-cut mines, concentrators, a smelter and a refinery. Nickel West also has plans to expand its operations with new mines in the Northern Goldfields. Nickel West has a deep commitment to sustainability, recently opening Australia’s first nickel sulphate plant in Kwinana, providing key materials for electric vehicle batteries.

About the Role

Nickel West has a permanent opportunity to join the Health, Safety and Environment team as a Principal Environment at its Mt Keith mine site in the Northern Goldfields. The Principal Environment will provide subject matter expertise into the design and establishment of environmental standards, procedures and systems, while facilitating and supporting line management for environmental risk assessments, event investigations, field leaderships and compliance. The candidate will utilise their excellent relationship building and people skills to deliver a wide range of environmental services and initiatives.

This role reports directly to the site Health Safety Environment superintendent. Flexible work options will be considered. In this role, you will:

  • Ensure conformance with the BHP Charter, the BHP Our Requirements Documents, Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations;
  • Facilitate the NiW permit distribute process including verification activities and clearing reporting requirements;
  • Provide governance of compliance requirements associated with the project (ie works aproval conditions();
  • Provide technical environmental advice to support safe and sustainable implementation of projects;
  • Undertake monitoring, data collection and reporting for internal and external purposes across HSE;
  • Engage with key stakeholders including Native Title Holders and relevant regulators;
  • Work in partnership with line leadership to employ effective controls to manage environmental risks;
  • Identify strategic environmental focus areas for the operation and engage proactively with line leadership on these matters;
  • Ensure delivery of environmental reports as required by regulatory agencies;
  • Ensure the availability of complete and accurate environmental data to enable risk owner decision making;
  • Supervise contractors involved in the safe and production execution of HSE management work;
  • Support the development of environmental appproval applications with a focus on communicating/tracking compliance against approval commitments.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be able to work both independently and as part of a site based team.

Attention to detail will be a vital attribute, along with strong business acumen.

You will also have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Environmental Management, Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering, coupled with.
  • Experience in addressing legislative state and federal environmental requirements.
  • Sound GIS capabilities will also be highly regarded.
  • Ability to build consultative and influential relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, BHP requires employees in Australia to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in line with BHP’s Covid Policy and any relevant State health directives. If you are applying for a role at BHP please consider this requirement when submitting your application. BHP will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.