Senior Environmental Advisor

Newcrest Mining

Location: Orange

Job Type: Full time


Operations near and far

Cadia Valley Operations is located in Central Western New South Wales, approximately 25 kms outside the vibrant regional township of Orange and a convenient three hours from the capital city of Sydney. Employees reside in varied accommodation options in and around the district of Orange with the surrounding area’s occupied by wineries, stone fruit orchards, farming and national parks.

Employees have access to the area’s wide range of amenities, including a prominent health sector with a modern well-equipped regional hospital, excellent educational facilities, shopping, large selection of sport and recreation options, transport and other services such as childcare.

Who we’re looking for:

The primary focus of the Senior Environmental Advisor is to ensure Cadia’s compliance through monitoring and reporting requirements across a range of environmental parameters as well as provide generalist environmental support for site operations and project teams. Reporting to the Superintendent Environment, your on-going development will be well supported by our large and dedicated team of environmental experts.

While previous environmental experience working in mining, or similar heavy industrial sector is desirable, we are seeking confident communicators who are willing to learn to provide competent advice to our site stakeholders on statutory environmental requirements.

You’ll be structured and well organised, with exceptional time management skills and your stakeholder management and interpersonal skills will be impeccable.

The ability to manage and maintain compliance systems - tracking incidents, updating, and maintaining environmental management plans and procedures will form as a significant part in this role. You will have a passion for compliance and process improvement and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Your ability to work to structure, experience in stakeholder and change management along with ability to prioritise and think quickly on your feet will ensure your success in the role.

Other responsibilities include:

Compliance, due diligence, EIS and other monitoring:

  • Develops, manages and schedules monitoring networks for all environmental and compliance-based considerations (including, but not limited to dust, blasting, noise, water, weeds, rehabilitation, weather, bushfire, waste, heritage)
  • Identifies resource requirements (people and equipment) to meet monitoring requirements that are known and requested by the business as needed.
  • Supports and provides input into the design and delivery of the strategies, frameworks, policies and practices for the workstream.
  • Identifies and implements improvement initiatives, implementation plans and outcomes.
  • Provides regular and as required updates regarding the progress of monitoring and manages the schedule to ensure redundancies, efficiencies and manage risk as needed.

Technical Accountabilities:

  • Promotes adherence to company policies and safe practices.
  • Understands and can implement business systems management principles and change management processes.
  • Coordinates data provision for internal and external regulatory and voluntary reporting as required and supports the business by ensuring data is available, reliable and provided on time as required.
  • Understands monitoring requirements and NSW Govt and other industry standards and ensures all monitoring is compliant.
  • Provides technical analysis and can convert complex material into easy-to-understand narratives to effect change.
  • Adept at advocacy and negotiation as well as conflict resolution and risk identification, management, and mitigation
  • Understands and builds the capacity of others in monitoring software programs.

Procurement and contractor management:

  • Engage and manage specialist contractors to assist with monitoring.
  • Undertake competitive tendering processes to ensure the best return on investment for the business.

You will also possess the following:

  • A Bachelor of Environmental Science or Engineering (Environmental) or equivalent.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in performing field studies and/ or environmental impact statements.
  • Practical knowledge of environmental monitoring especially air quality and noise
  • Demonstrated capability in operating and maintaining an environmental management system, environmental risk registers and management plans.
  • Sound understanding of managing environmental compliance in plant operations and project execution.
  • Incident investigation, auditing skills, data analysis and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Understanding of NSW planning and regulatory framework for State Significant Developments

Our commitment to you

Our people bring our organisation to life. With us, you’ll find experience all around you. Our leaders are visible and approachable, leading and supporting the organisation through transformation. We bring out the best in each other, inspiring performance, and a belief in making an impact.

Look around and you’ll discover opportunities to explore different pathways. Supported by development programs and guided by our leaders, you’ll learn and grow in your time with us.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.


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