Environmental Officer

Listed 26 days Ago
Port Nelson

About the role

If you are passionate about reducing the operational impacts of business on the physical environment, reducing carbon emissions, implementing innovative solutions for managing environmental aspects of industrial activity and integrating environmental management into the daily operating rhythm of a large entity like the Port, then this role should be of serious interest.  

Reporting directly to the Environmental Manager, you will get the chance to help turn the Port into a regional leader of environmental best practice by:

  • Participating in the delivery of the 5-year Environmental Sustainability Strategy and in the ongoing management of the Environmental Management System 
  • Providing technical expertise/advice to assist with the achievement of strategic objectives 
  • Assisting in the ongoing improvement of the ISO14001 EMS and system certification
  • Contributing to the development/ improvement and maintenance of the Environmental Management, Noise Management and Noise Mitigation Plans
  • Participating in the development of monitor systems, processes and policies to address environmental issues
  • Carrying out all compliance monitoring and reporting
  • Completing internal and external auditing requirements for the Environmental Management System
  • Undertaking  Annual Planning and Carbon Reduction programme data analysis and reporting.
  • Receiving, investigating and resolving external environmental complaints
  • Provide environmental training and inductions for staff and contractors
  • Project Management and implementation of environmental improvement projects 
  • Supervise the execution of physical solutions to improve environmental performance, e.g., noise, dust, recycling, waste management, resource use and energy use reduction
  • Work with internal departments and external expertise to progress environmental projects

As you can see, this is a genuinely exciting opportunity to stretch and develop your environmental sustainability career within a complex environment.

About you

A hands-on person, you really enjoy the practical challenges of integrating environmental strategy and best practice into the workplace.  You love being out there on the ground, using your technical skills and experience to proactively influence change. Equally you are comfortable with admin side of the role, including interpreting and reporting on audit and monitoring data.

As well as being a self-motivated, can-do person and an effective influencer, you would ideally have:

  • A qualification in Environmental Management, Science or Compliance.
  • 2+ years experience in an environmental related role
  • Exposure to stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Planning and organising skills, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to monitor and meet deadlines
  • Ability to report technical matters in a non-technical manner
  • Ability to effectively analyse data
  • Computer Skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Credibility and integrity, with the ability to gain confidence, trust and respect of internal and external customers
  • Initiative, adaptability and a willingness to learn

If you are an existing Environment/Sustainability Advisory Officer looking to expand your industry experience then this might be a perfect fit.  Alternatively, you might be looking for that next step and the opportunity to move into a new role that will genuinely challenge you. Either way, you should be applying to this asap!

 About us

You probably already know Port Nelson’s reputation as a great place to work. It is the maritime gateway for the top of the South Island and a vital hub supporting the region’s continued economic growth and prosperity, plus it has come through COVID-19 and 2020 in good shape.

You probably also know that the Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough regions are a really great place to live and play in; the weather’s some of the best in the country, the people are warm and friendly, and the natural environment is second to none. 

At Port Nelson Ltd, irrespective of our positions, we all strive to uphold our “ASPIRE” values: Accountability, Safety, Passion, Integrity/honesty, Respect and Excellence. 

Please be aware that a pre-employment medical, including a drug and alcohol screen, is part of our recruitment process.   

Please also be aware that as the Port is a border facing organisation, vaccination will be required for the appointee.

Applications close 26 September 2021.

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