Environmental Specialist


Location: Darwin

Job Type: Full time


About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.


Located on the tropical Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, GEMCO is a South32 Company; the operation is accountable for over 20% of the world’s manganese ore production. Groote Eylandt is home to the Anindilyakwa people, who are the traditional owners of the land and have been working alongside GEMCO since 1963.

What we offer you

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus scheme
  • FIFO from Darwin/Cairns to Groote Eylandt
  • Family-friendly roster – 4:3 Monday to Thursday (day shift)
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Ongoing training, education assistance and career development
  • Excellent facilities including gyms, beachside workout area, swimming pool, golf course, tennis and squash courts, sports oval and scenic walking tracks
  • Additional superannuation contributions and participation in the Employee Share Plan

About the role

This is a permanent full-time role on a 4:3 roster, FIFO Darwin or Cairns. 

Reporting to the Environmental Superintendent, this permanent role will see you provide specialist environmental support onsite and execute environmental project, programs and initiatives at GEMCO. You’ll facilitate delivery of key environmental management and compliance requirements and projects in line with our environmental standards, legislative requirements, and business plans, while ensuring strict adherence to the South32 safety standards.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Design and execution of environmental monitoring and management programs
  • Maintain processes for the collection, storage, and verification of environmental data relevant to the operation, including spatial data
  • Develop and maintain operation-specific environmental documentation in line with regulatory requirements, company and Group standards, and the operational risk profile
  • Complete environmental internal and external reports as required
  • Maintain existing approvals, authorisations, and licences, including managing amendments and/or obtaining new licences to sustain production
  • Provide project and program oversight for contractor works (e.g. environmental consultancies), and escort of visitors as required
  • Provide input into the risk identification and assessment process, including design and implementation of controls and supporting documentation

About you

To be considered for the role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or similar relevant)
  • Significant experience in a similar role within mining or other heavy industry
  • Manual open drivers licence
  • Strong understanding of environmental regulatory requirements, licencing arrangements, management processes and technologies
  • Extensive experience in the design and execution of environmental monitoring programs
  • Strong GIS (ArcGIS) skills proficient
  • Competency in the operation and handling of small boats
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent and effective data analysis, reporting and communication skills (written and verbal)

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered, and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you're good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you're the best at what you do, come work at South32.

Please note this job advert will close on Thursday 30March 2023.

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