Principal Biodiversity Offsets

Boddington, WA, Australia
Closing date
Jun 12, 2022

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Environmental Engineering/Sciences
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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The Opportunity
To provide leadership, expertise and direction to the Worsley business to effectively manage, govern, plan and implement biodiversity offsets, including the management, monitoring and reporting in accordance with commitments outlined in current and future approvals.
The role as Principal Biodiversity Offsets includes guiding development and implementation of key strategic and commercial outcomes focused on Offsets required to comply with current and future approvals programs.

This role is offered as a full-time permanent opportunity and South32 supports flexible working arrangements with this role able to be based at the Worsley Boddington Bauxite Mine (BBM), the Worsley Refinery near Collie, or from our head office in Perth. Regular field support will be required, however, so a willingness to travel to support both the mine and refinery locations, as well as liaise with corporate teams is a must! We encourage building your new lifestyle near the mine or refinery and both sites are in fantastic regions with several great country towns in the region to choose from to call home. Enjoy fresh country air, the open Space of Boddington or Collie Shires, with great infrastructure, schooling, sporting clubs and thriving communities!

You will be responsible for;

  • Working as an effective member of the team to:- plan and implement the strategic direction of the Worsley Alumina Offsets Program
  • Actively leading the Worsley business in planning Biodiversity Offsets for optimal practices and solutions
  • Government interface and liaison for Biodiversity Offsets approval, planning and implementation (including reporting)
  • Interface with the medium and long-term planning teams to ensure coordinated and integrated planning of the Biodiversity Offsets process
  • Planning and delivery of the approved offsets
  • Participation in the development of the departmental budget and other administrative requirements

About you

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in Ecology/Environmental Science/ Land Management or related disciplines
  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence various levels of the business and external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic and commercial outcomes
  • Working knowledge of offset policy and calculators under both State (WA) and Commonwealth legislation
  • Significant proven experience in planning implementation of restoration programs, with focus on offsets where possible
  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence internal and external stakeholders across multiple levels
  • Previous experience in Project Management activities
  • 10 years' experience within a similar role
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute, influence and make decisions within multi-functional teams

Our benefits
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Short-Term Incentive Bonus

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.

Please note: This advertisement will close on the 3rd June 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement
In accordance with the Resources Industry Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions issued by the Western Australian government, South32 must ensure that all persons who attend its Worsley Alumina operations on and from 1 December 2021 have received the first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and on and from 1 January 2022 have received two doses and a third booster shot within the stipulated timeframe of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. You acknowledge and agree that you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination status, which will be securely stored in accordance with Australian privacy legislation.


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. 

Our commodities can be found in nearly every aspect of our lives. They power our homes, start our cars, build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers and hospitals and even make our coins and jewelry.

We invest in exploration activities inside and outside of our portfolio, helping us to keep growing and diversifying. Our exploration activities are carefully selected to have a high chance of success and are spread around the world, including places we have not operated in before. 

We attract people with exceptional skills, who share our values and want to make a difference with the work they do. As part of our team, you will be brave enough to challenge yourself to be the best in what you do. We will help you stretch your capabilities, challenging you to constantly seek better ways to do things and taking advantage of every opportunity to let your career flourish.

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