Environmental Compliance Coordinator
- Exciting opportunity to join our Projects team to ensure the on-going compliance of Pacific Hydro’s Australian operational assets and construction projects with project approvals, associated conditions and relevant environmental and planning legislation.
- Melbourne based
- Permanent, full-time position.
- Actively manage Pacific Hydro’s Australian operational assets and construction projects’ approval conditions and environmental / planning obligations to ensure compliance and maintenance. Lead or support the implementation of Environmental Management Plans and internal environmental performance audit processes for Australian construction and operational sites.
- Support the implementation of a “continuous improvement process” towards environmental best practice for all of Pacific Hydro’s Australian assets. For operational sites key on-going responsibilities will include the management of bird and bat monitoring programs, native vegetation offsetting, landscape and visual screening programs, weed management and erosion management.
- Maintain Pacific Hydro’s ISO accredited Environment Management System (EMS) for Australian assets including the Compliance Register, Environmental Risk Register and Pacific Hydro’s environmental incident reporting and investigation process.
- Manage the collation and compilation of data to fulfil Pacific Hydro’s reporting obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme.
- Manage specialist consultants as required (e.g. ecologists, cultural heritage, landscape and noise consultants) by preparing scope of works, sourcing quotes/proposals and critically reviewing specialist reports.
- Formal qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Statutory Planning, Land or Natural Resource Management).
- Experience (preferably at least. 2 to 5 years’) working in a relevant discipline of environmental management and/or on large infrastructure projects.
- Experience supervising or implementing environmental management plans and undertaking environmental audits for operational and/or construction projects is advantageous.
- Experience delivering renewable energy or large infrastructure projects is advantageous
- Understanding of local, State and Commonwealth Government environmental and planning legislation and policy, relevant to renewable energy developments.
- Familiarity with ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems advantageous
- Some public consultation experience would be advantageous
- Some knowledge of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme would be advantageous.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to co-ordinate tasks simultaneously.
About Pacific Hydro:
Founded in 1992, Pacific Hydro Australia is a leading owner, operator and developer of renewable energy assets. It operates a high quality, diversified portfolio of wind, hydro and solar assets with an installed capacity of 665 MW; it also has a development pipeline of substantial projects totaling over 1100 MW of potential capacity, as well as over 300 MW of energy storage solutions. It also has a growing electricity retail business, Tango Energy, with over 100,000 customers.
This role reports to the Land, Environment and Approvals Manager and will ensure the on-going compliance of Pacific Hydro’s Australian operational assets and construction projects with project approvals, associated conditions and relevant environmental and planning legislation.
Key Activities and Result Areas include:
Skills and Knowledge/Experience required to be successful:
In this role you will also benefit from:
- Competitive salary package and incentive bonus program.
- Flexible working options
- An always-changing calendar of fun events and friendly competitions
- Reward and Recognition Program
- Modern open plan office with ergonomic standing desks
- Office location next to Southern Cross Station and tram stops
- A team that is inclusive and supportive.
Applications close: Friday 3 December 2021
Please note due to COVID-19 recruitment and training for this role may be done virtually and the return to office will be a phased approach.