First listed on: 10 April 2024

Technical Environmental Advisor

About our Company

We are Lactalis Australia

We are owned by the Lactalis Group, the world’s largest producer of dairy goods.  With a range of more than 2,000 products, Lactalis is committed to playing a daily role in the health and well-being of consumers throughout the world, via the provision of nutritious dairy products - milk, cheese, yoghurt and other soft foods and beverages.

At the heart of our business locally, we have over 2,700 passionate employees, working closely and constructively with some 500 Australian farmers to produce the finest dairy products in the country.

Pillar brands such as Pauls, Oak, Ice Break, Tamar Valley Dairy, Vaalia, President and Galbani provide Lactalis Australia with a deep national footprint for growth and prosperity.

We are a growing global company that takes great pride in who we are. We are humble, proud and resilient. Our brands, people and know how define who we are.  We provide a workplace that delivers the opportunity to drive your development, and believe that true success comes from usCollaboration, flexibility and diversity are pillars of our environment. With knowledge and experience we encourage you to make a difference!

About the Opportunity

The National Environment team is seeking an experienced, energetic and pro-active Technical Environmental Advisor who is ready to join the team.

A varied range of work will enable you to become familiar with different aspects of the Australian operations. Based in Scoresby and reporting to the National Environment Manager, you will be accountable for providing technical support to the manufacturing sites nationally. The role requires a strategic and risk based approach with primary responsibilities including technical support, implementing and maintaining environmental standards and compliance programs, establishing, fostering and managing environmental regulatory engagement.

As a key member of the National Environment team you will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical support for Waste Water Treatment Plants nationally
  • Develop technical environmental training materials
  • Developing strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to influence business and functional decisions regarding the reduction of environmental footprint
  • Manage key environmental, energy and other key sustainability data collection in preparation for annual regulatory and corporate reporting requirements
  • Assist with the preparation of annual environmental related Capex strategy, work with sites to identify and assist with environmental related projects
  • Assist with development and implementation of Environmental Management System to ensure consistency with corporate requirements
  • Drive a risk based approach to environmental compliance, completing regular site risk assessments and maintaining the group risk register
  • Support sites in the identification and escalation of environmental risk
  • Site environmental licence annual reporting to state and territory environmental regulators
  • Drive waste management initiatives and assist with waste contractor audits
  • Technical support to sites in response to any environmental incidents including root cause analysis
  • Contribute to the Annual Sustainability Report

About You

  • A strong knowledge of environmental issues material to national business, with the technical skill and self-confidence to be recognised as a subject matter expert
  • Practical experience and understanding of sustainability, wastewater systems and environmental management principles, ideally in the dairy or FMCG industry
  • Self-motivation to work autonomously as part of a national and interdisciplinary team environment
  • Working knowledge of national, state and territories regulatory framework 
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in a science or engineering or proven experience in a similar role in the FMCG and/or dairy sector
  • Ability to travel regularly between metropolitan and regional sites, as well as interstate sites from time to time

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