Approvals Specialist

Vacancy number • PUB407573

Approvals Specialist

  • Booragoon
  • Closes 4 June
  • 40 hours
  • Other

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About this job

  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality
  • Location: Booragoon

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024


We are currently seeking a highly qualified Environmental Approvals Specialist to join our client's dynamic team in Perth. In this role, you will be instrumental in ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and securing necessary approvals for their mining operations. This presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to contribute to sustainable initiatives and drive positive change within both the company and the wider environmental landscape.

About this role

  • Lead the preparation and submission of environmental impact assessments, permit applications, and regulatory approvals essential for mining operations.
  • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, government agencies, and external consultants to collect relevant data, conduct environmental studies, and address regulatory requirements.
  • Stay abreast of evolving environmental regulations, policies, and best practices, providing strategic advice to management on potential implications for operations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to optimise the approvals process, mitigate risks, and enhance project delivery timelines.
  • Conduct thorough environmental risk assessments and propose mitigation measures to minimise environmental impacts and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to integrate environmental considerations into project planning, design, and execution.
  • Act as a representative of the company in meetings, hearings, and consultations with regulatory authorities, community stakeholders, and industry peers.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental approvals, permitting, or regulatory compliance, ideally within the mining or natural resources sector.
  • Knowledge of the Pilbara environment will be a distinct advantage
  • Profound understanding of environmental legislation, regulations, and guidelines relevant to mining operations in Western Australia.
  • Proven track record of successfully obtaining environmental approvals and permits for large-scale projects.
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and oversee multiple projects concurrently.
  • Strong communication and negotiation abilities, capable of effectively conveying complex technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for independent work as well as collaborative engagement in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in relevant software applications for environmental data analysis, modeling, and reporting.
  • Experience of working with GIS software is highly desirable


  • Tier 1 mining business
  • CBD based role
  • $90-105 per hour plus super
  • 6 months + rolling contract (strong scope of extension)
  • Salary sacrificing, Novated Leasing, EAP, Hotel/Gym/Insurance discount

About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which specialises in connecting highly skilled workers with projects and organisations throughout Australasia and around the world. Operating locally since 1997, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 45 countries, 120 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Empowering people is our business. Our specialist recruiters strive to connect talented individuals with opportunities that align not only with your immediate expectations, but your long-term career trajectory as well. Brunel has built a reputation for working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative businesses. Talk to us about how we can help you to reach your goals.

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Brunel connects the most talented and experienced specialists with both present-day and pioneering projects. With 120+ offices and more than 12,000 specialists around the world, we deliver people and workforce services that transform global projects in Engineering & Construction, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Mining, Infrastructure and Life Sciences.

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Brunel is passionate about ensuring we are a business with a conscience. Not only does Brunel have a defined global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, but we also have our own dedicated Brunel Foundation which has been working to ensure that we are contributing to a better future for both our people and planet for over 10 years.

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If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Michael Shirley quoting publication number: PUB407573

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