Indigenous Only | Environment Trainee | Iron Ore | Perth | Mon - Fri


Location: Perth

Job Type: Not Specified


About BHP

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to start or continue their career in mining to Think Big with BHP. At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. Indigenous Peoples are critical partners and stakeholders in many of BHP operations both within Australia and around the world. Many of our operations are located on or near lands traditionally owned by or under the customary use of Indigenous Peoples and the long-term nature of our operations allows us to establish long lasting relationships with these Indigenous communities.

About the Role

Reporting to the Superintendent Environment Management for Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO), you will be part of an environment team responsible for supporting WAIO’s operational teams to deliver strong environmental performance through coaching, monitoring, verification, and implementation of Asset-wide systems, processes and plans.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual for an Environment trainee role to work with a team of Environment professionals to learn the skills and systems to be an Environmental Specialist at our Iron Ore Operations. As a member of the BHP Environment team, you play an important and meaningful role in the assurance of compliance to our obligations and in building WAIO’s capability to continuously improve Environmental performance and ensure sustainable operations.

Based in our Perth Office, regular travel to the Pilbara region of Western Australia will be required to enable effective relationships with the operations you will be collaborating with. Flexible work options are supported and encouraged. The trainee program would provide you with rewarding challenges and a varied scope. Supporting, coaching, and mentoring will be provided as you work towards your Certificate IV in Environmental Management.

In this role you will:

  • Complete a Certificate IV Environmental Management over the course of your traineeship
  • Assist with the identification, design, and continuous improvement of Asset-level environmental standards, systems and procedures required to manage risks and opportunities, controls, legal obligations and Our Requirements
  • Learn about maintaining and improving the Environment Management System (EMS) including relevant aspects of ISO re-certification
  • Be a part of the development, coordination and maintenance of monitoring programs, management plans, risk assessments and operational procedures
  • Work with subject matter expertise as they design and establishment of environment standards, procedures and systems while facilitating and supporting line management for environmental risk assessments, event investigation, field leadership and compliance
  • Be a part of coordination and execution of internal and external audits, including Field Leadership activities, external assurance and Internal Audit and Advisory (IAA) Environment audits
  • Visits to our site Operations to see how site-based Environment Specialists and HSE Superintendents use technical capabilities and influencing positive change in environmental performance
  • Be a part of coordination and execution of relevant internal and external environmental reporting

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An overriding commitment to the environment
  • Be self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Alibility to work well as part of a team and have the ability to work autonomously
  • You will be able to complete a Certificate IV Environment Management, delivered through an on-line learning system

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.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

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 this position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In particular, BHP has a deep commitment to the traditional owners of the land upon which it operates. In Western Australia this includes, but is not limited to, the Njamal, Kariyarra, Palyku, Banjima, Nyiyaparli, Ngarla, Ngarlawangga, Yinhawangka, Thalanyji, , Tjiwarl, Tarlpa peoples, together with the traditional owners of Kalgoorlie. Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is an important part of our 2017 – 2021 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). For more information about our RAP, please visit here.

These are full time positions. We are open to discussing flexible work arrangements that suit you - including varied roster arrangements, part-time or job share alternatives

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