Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Specialist

Job Description

About GPC

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is a multi-commodity port. With our deep-water port, land holdings and proximity to Asia, we’re positioning Queensland for a strong future. As a Government Owned Corporation (GOC) and the gateway for Australian trade, jobs and prosperity we’re focused firmly on creating prosperity for all.

The Safety & ESG department provides professional, value-driven services to the whole of GPC. The GPC Sustainability Policy and commitment ensures we proactively lead a balanced approach to the daily activities and future planning, development and growth of the organisation, the port and terminal operations through a commitment to efficiency, adaptation, resilience and integration with economic, environmental, social and equitable considerations.

About the Role

The ESG Specialist will steward and guide a balanced GPC approach on the pathway to a sustainable future across Our Port, Our Environment, Our People and Communities and Our Governance while ensuring:

  • GPC meets its obligations under the relevant Commonwealth and State Government legislation and policies.
  • Alignment with global Port trends such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Ports Sustainability Program.
  • Support and influence of Ports Australia Sustainability agenda both in Australia and on the global platform.
  • Integration and alignment with GPC’s Corporate Strategy, Strategic Priorities and Strategic Initiatives.
  • Drive GPC Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda

Job accountabilities include but are not limited to:

Establish and maintain the GPC wide Sustainability / ESG Strategy governed by the GPC ESG Policy and Standard with implementation through the GPC Corporate Strategic Plan (Initiatives / Programs);

  • Progress specific sustainable initiatives and projects;
  • Establish and maintain the GPC Climate Change Strategy and Strategic Roadmap and drive improvement projects to reduce GPC’s carbon emissions to below set targets;
  • Develop communications and awareness of sustainability and ESG throughout GPC;
  • Provide specialist sustainability / ESG advice, training and support to GPC staff consistent with legal obligations and continuously improving business practice principles;
  • Interrogate and analyse data, develop organisational reports and submit annual regulatory reporting within legislated timeframes.

About the Person

We are seeking a degree qualified professional, with comprehensive and proven experience in a comparable role. You will be regarded as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Port knowledge and risk assessment / management experience is highly desirable. You will have an authentic style in role modelling the GPC values and living the Code of Conduct.

What we offer you

At GPC, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential. We offer an inclusive and supportive environment with exciting career opportunities. Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Comprehensive medical benefit programs
  • Superannuation scheme, including salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

GPC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Part of GPC’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunities includes undertaking targeted recruitment strategies as ‘special measures’ under applicable State/Territory and Commonwealth discrimination legislation. First Nations people, Australian South Sea Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and LGBTIQA+ people are encouraged to apply.

GPC recognises that we are strengthened by diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that strives for inclusivity and where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description.

Applications are to be received prior to 4:30pm, Monday 5 December 2022, and must be submitted via https://www.gpcl.com.au/who-we-are/work-with-us