Environmental Advisor

Full Time
Listed on 20 February 2023

Who is QAL?

Townsville Airport is owned and operated by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL). QAL is an accomplished airport operator which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Longreach and Mount Isa airports – connecting the Gold Coast and northern NSW, along with regional Queensland, to the rest of the country and beyond. We are an Australian-owned company with a vision to engage customers, connect communities and deliver exceptional experiences – and a commitment to delivering for the communities where we operate. QAL is formally recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work – Certified’ organisation – currently the only airport operator in Australia with this certification. QAL is dedicated to a target of net zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2030. With strong passenger numbers, terminal upgrades underway – there has never been a better time to join QAL.

What you’ll contribute to

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Environmental Advisor to join the Townsville Airport team, supporting our regional airports, which include Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach.

This role is a permanent opportunity and will be reporting to and assisting the General Manager of Health Safety and Environment in achieving the airport’s objectives by developing and supporting environmentally sustainable practices and ensuring our key system improvements are met, instilling positive environmental attitudes and meeting our environmental obligations.

Riley initially joined our Gold Coast Airport (GCA) as an intern, achieved employment as a Gold Coast Airport Works Safety Officer in early 2021 and is currently working in a step-up role in Aviation. Riley also has expanded to take on a second casual role (under our Enterprise Agreement) as a Terminal Systems and Maintenance Officer working with the Asset Services team.

Riley shares his unique experience working with GCA.

“My interest in Aviation led me to study Aviation Management, and after a successful internship with GCA, I wanted to join the organisation on a more permanent basis.  I joined GCA as I wanted to continue working alongside people who are genuinely passionate about their work and ensuring a great experience and outcome for both customers and stakeholders.

GCA strives to promote a culture of inclusivity, transparency, and collaboration, where regardless of your position within the organisation, you are treated as a valued team member.

The opportunities for professional development I’ve received whilst working at GCA have been outstanding. GCA has provided me with comprehensive on-the-job training, access to a variety of professional development platforms and the opportunity to learn new skills by working in a variety of roles across the organisation through an alternate engagement position.

I contribute to the GCA team as a Works Safety Officer (WSO) and Terminal Systems and Maintenance Officer at Gold Coast Airport. As a Works Safety Officer, I represent Gold Coast Airport as a frontline overseer of aerodrome works and projects by ensuring regulatory compliance, operational safety, and efficiency. As a Terminal Systems and Maintenance Officer, my primary role involves ensuring the airport’s baggage handling belt system is operating in an effective and efficient manner in addition to assisting in daily maintenance activities.”

We are looking for an experienced analytical environmental professional who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have a tertiary degree related to environment and 3-5 years of technical experience including data analysis, reporting, auditing and water quality monitoring.

Key deliverables/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure implementation and compliance with environmental management requirements of the Master Plan including annual reporting to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
  • Guiding and delivering the regional airports’ environmental plans with a focus on TSV, which under the Airport Act is required to submit and deliver on an approved Airport Environmental Strategy.
  • Support the QAL HSE Manager for environmental management of projects such as reviewing and implementing project Environmental Management Plans for developments on the airport.
  • Represent and promote the airport interests in forums and maintain positive and beneficial relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure records pertaining to environmental-related inductions, audits and inspections are managed and stored appropriately.
  • Provide input and advice on sustainability options.
  • Manage environmental consultancies & the TAPL environmental budget.
  • Build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of others including the implementation of risk control measures within your control to prevent injuries or illnesses

What we offer you?

This is an opportunity to be part of a progressive organisation with a great culture and assist in the transformation and growth of the business. Flexible working options are available for all employees. At QAL, we uphold the philosophy that the smooth integration of life and work benefits all. We call it Living Well.

If you are interested in this role and would like to explore in more detail the key responsibilities, please obtain the role description at: https://www.qldairports.com.au/careers/home

QAL supports an inclusive approach and values diversity within the workplace. We aim to provide opportunities that allow individuals to reach their full potential regardless of their background, gender, age, work status, religious or cultural identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to QAL’s Drug and Alcohol Management Plan (DAMP, which includes pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing and have the ability to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

Please obtain the Position Description by copying this location into your browser: https://qal.elmotalent.com.au/careers/QALcareers/jobs

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