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Environment & Community Superintendent

Location: Gloucester NSW

About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

We are seeking a passionate Environment & Community Superintendent to join the team at Stratford Coal. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the responsibility of this role is to provide internal environmental advice, liaise with various stakeholders to ensure environmental compliance, provide assistance and support for the gaining of environmental approvals and to build effective relations with the community. You will be responsible for the leadership and mentoring of the Environment and Community team, ensuring the establishment of positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and safeguarding commitment to the core business values of operating to the highest environmental and legislative standards in order to minimise the impact of our operations.

In particular, you will be required to:
•Develop and implement environmental strategies and action plans that ensure the operation complies with regulatory requirements;
•Support the corporate team in the procurement of major relevant regulatory approvals required for continued operations;
•Implement and progressively improve management plans to effectively manage environmental impacts on site;
•Identify, assess and reduce environmental risks onsite;
•Audit, analyse and report on environmental performance to internal and external stakeholders and regulatory bodies;
•Train staff at all levels in environmental issues and responsibilities;
•Build and maintain effective relationships with the community;
•Liaise effectively with external stakeholders such as government bodies and industry groups; and
•Manage and report on environmental incidents with support from the corporate team.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will display the Yancoal – ‘Our Way’ behaviours in everyday practice and fosters a ‘One Team’ culture. Along with promoting and driving the Yancoal values of People, Safety, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity.

To succeed in this role, you will also display the following skills and attributes:

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or related discipline;
  • Comprehensive experience in a Senior Environment & Community role within a similar environment;
  • Strong leadership, influencing and communication skills;
  • Experience and drive to mentor a team with diverse skills and experience to deliver outstanding environmental and community outcomes;
  • Experience liaising with government regulators, officials and community;
  • Strong knowledge of NSW Environmental Legislation as it applies to coal mining;
  • Experience in contract and project management;
  • Strength in stakeholder engagement;
  • Experience in community relations; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Education Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

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Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.


Applications close 3 October 2021