Environment Officer

Whitehaven Coal - Werris Creek NSW 2341
About Whitehaven Coal Whitehaven Coal is an important player in Australia’s only emerging high-quality coal basin. We help power developed and emerging economies in Asia where there is strong and growing demand for our product, particularly for use in high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power stations. With 20 years of industry experience we have developed a growing reputation for excellence in project delivery and safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operations. About The Role This exciting role of Environmental Officer is available due to internal transfer. Reporting to the Environmental Superintendent and working within a small but high performance management team, you will provide environmental support and oversight across the entire Werris Creek mining operation with a key focus on all relevant statutory approvals, environmental management plans and community expectations. You will gain experience in:
  • Coordinate environmental monitoring activities- collating field monitoring data in; noise performance, blasting, ground and surface water, dust and meteorology; updating data.
  • Regularly engaging with local landowners and community stakeholders, providing project updates and advising management of any changes in community sentiment.
  • Champion the continued development and evolution of the safe haven culture to ensure safety remains an integral to ‘the way we work.
  • Assist and lead in the preparation and submission of approvals and reports, to ensure continuity of operations including transition to mine closure.
  • Play a lead role in further improvements to the environmental performance at the Werris Creek mine project. This will include a front seat role in gaining invaluable experience in the transition of the Werris Creek mine into the closure and final rehabilitation phases in the next few years.
  • Work as part of a team in existing mine rehabilitation programs to meet statutory conditions/commitments inc. planting, seeding and weed control with both future and existing established rehabilitation areas.
  • Take ownership for own health and safety and have an obligation to take reasonable care for the health and safety of others.
About You
  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or related discipline
  • Knowledge of regulatory processes in mining or related large-scale operational projects.
  • Confident in your ability to deliver technical information in a clear and easy to understand manner when liaising with community members, internal and external stakeholders and site operations staff.

Benefits of Joining Whitehaven Coal
  • Full time, permanent position.
  • Excellent opportunity for career development including mine closure.
  • Attractive Salary and relocation package including a generous retention package unique to the Werris Creek Mine.
  • Opportunity to work for an Industry leader.
Enquiries to John Hayes, Senior Recruitment Advisor; 0428 751964

Whitehaven Coal is committed to increasing the representation of women and Aboriginal people in the workplace. We are striving for an inclusive workplace that brings people from diverse backgrounds and welcomes applicants of diversity of gender, culture and experience.

To be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.

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