Environmental Advisor (Contract) - West Footscray



Company description:

As one of Australia's leading grain exporters, GrainCorp owns Eastern Australia's largest integrated grain storage and transport network. Our diversified operations span four continents and the global food supply chain. Our traceable supply of quality grain and value-added food processing capabilities mean GrainCorp's products and expertise are sought by leading food manufacturers in over 30 countries.

Job description:

Together we have a greater impact.

Our people can be proud that, as a leading international agri-business, we provide an increasingly important service across the food and beverage supply chain.

About our team

GrainCorp connects more than 10,000 grain growers with local and international customers via Australia’s largest silo network, with a storage capacity of over 20 million tonnes, seven bulk port elevators and two specialty port terminals. Innovation, integration and partnership are the foundations on which we are growing into our second century with customers at the heart of all that we do.

Further diversification through acquisition led to the establishment of GrainCorp Oils in 2012. We are proud to be the largest integrated edible oils business in Australia and New Zealand, producing a wide range of quality food ingredients and animal feed products including specialist ingredients for infant nutrition.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Advisor to join GrainCorp’s Safety, Health and Environment team on a fixed term contract basis until April 2019 (parental leave replacement) based from our West Footscray manufacturing site.

The purpose of the role is to assist in the development and implementation of improved environmental systems and procedures to maintain compliance, and to provide operational support to achieve efficiency and reduce environmental impacts. The role will work closely with operational assets spanning ports, road and rail network, regional storage sites, Edible Oils manufacturing, Feeds, Auscol and NZ Liquid Terminals across predominately Victoria and New Zealand.

Key to your success will be your ability to understand legislation and implement requirements across several jurisdictions (VIC, NZ, WA, SA, TAS) as well as identification of environmental risk areas. The role will require domestic travel.

About your experience

Our ideal candidate is tertiary qualified in environmental science/engineering with a working background within manufacturing, logistics, mining or agri-business. With your passion for all things environmental, you will have a proven track record in working autonomously, combined with a strong ability to coach and guide key stakeholders in relation to process controls and environmental matters including improving environmental performance and responsibilities. Your personable approach combined with your eagerness and willingness to learn, innovative ideas and adaptive behaviour will instantly set you apart.

In addition to the above, the successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Building management systems and undertaking reviews for improvement
  • Undertaking environmental risk assessments and inspections
  • Conducting site assessments and reporting
  • Designing and implementing environmental awareness programs
  • Developing cost effective and practical solutions for identified environmental risk areas
  • Managing time effectively to achieve set outcomes.

In addition to providing proof of working rights and suitable professional referees, preferred candidates will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical. A current, valid driver’s licence and own vehicle is also required.

Together we realise our potential.

At GrainCorp, we value and respect the different perspectives and experiences our people bring to work each day. We aim to increase the diversity of our workforce – leading to a range of different thinking, perspectives and ideas that create the innovation we need to drive better business results. We aim to have a work environment where everyone feels included and everyone can realise their full potential.

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