Shell Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist in Chinchilla, Australia


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Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist

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Job Description:

The Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Specialist is a key role in our QGC Team supporting our Upstream Operations in Chinchilla. Working closely with other members of the team the ESC Specialist will provide technical scopes, field assurance and drives continuous improvement for effective stabilisation and implementation of erosion and sediment controls on QGC sites in accordance with legislative and QGC requirements, in particular, our ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS).

Some of the key deliverables and responsibilities of this role are:

  • Undertake initial site assessments and determine stability and ESC requirements including soil testing and analysis

  • Develop scopes of work outlining construction methods, rehabilitation requirements, erosion and sediment control measures, and timing of works

  • Develop key relationships with supervisors, operators, construction personnel and HSSE advisors.

  • Understand and apply environmental conditions outlined in environmental authorities, permits and approvals, policies and procedures and management plans to Upstream Well Engineering, Projects, and Operations

  • Attend kick off and pre-construction meetings to promote awareness of environmental conditions and management measures in line with Scope and consistent with the EMS.

  • Provide recommendations and advice on environmental solutions for field based reinstatement and rehabilitation, including aspects such as flora and fauna management, pest and weed control, soil management, erosion and sediment control, water quality and use of CSG water, and nuisance complaints

  • Develop quality assurance documents to ensure scope of work is effectively followed

  • Review Contractor Site Environmental Management Plans where applicable

  • Review QGC policies and procedures and drive cost effective, strategic and continuous ESC improvements

  • Undertake tool box talks and staff awareness training in environmental procedures/plans.

  • Consistent with the EMS, ensure appropriate documentation and records management processes are maintained for effective tracking of environmental performance

  • Follow up on incident reporting and corrective action and non-conformance reports

  • Assist as required in the field to undertake sampling, monitoring and auditing programs and incident investigations

  • Assist as required in field water quality testing prior to use of water sources for construction and dust suppression

  • Assist as required in injured wildlife assessment and transport to carers and snake handling/relocation

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Your interest in working for Shell Australia is the first step towards a great career that focuses on securing an energy future for generations to come. Shell Australia can offer you a platform from which you can propel your career and work on projects as diverse as the game-changing Prelude FLNG, industry-leading QGC project in Queensland, or our range of upstream exploration and development opportunities. Shell has been in Australia since 1901. Today Shell Australia is focused largely in the upstream sector, especially in the exploration, development and production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil.


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The candidate we are therefore seeking for this position, will have/be;

  • Tertiary qualification specifically within the environmental discipline (Environmental engineering, rehabilitation, ESC qualifications / skills)

  • Experience and technical skills on stabilising and rehabilitating construction sites, specifically sites with dispersive soils

  • Experience and expertise on erosion and sediment controls (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control)

  • Experience in managing contracts and contractors.

  • Ability to develop scopes of work for contractor/ tendering process.

  • Experience in document writing and quality assurance.

  • A working knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation, policies, standards and practices (both federal and state legislation) and how they are applied in the workplace

  • Experience with soil chemistry and analysis

  • Understanding of and experience in construction and reinstatement processes / earthworks methods, equipment and ground cover choices.

  • Solid experience on rehabilitation / soil chemistry / erosion and sediment / flora in inland Queensland

Crucial to the success of this role is the ability to work collaboratively and autonomously and interface with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders based in various locations.

If you have these skills, relevant qualifications and have the specialist competencies and experience relevant to the petroleum, gas and energy sectors we would love to hear from you.

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