SHEQ & Sustainability Manager


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this vacancy


Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company that employs around 6,000 employees in 23 countries throughout the world. We store vital products with care. Products for everyday life of today, and of the future. The energy that allows us to turn on the lights, heat or cool our homes or commute to work; the chemicals found in millions of useful products, including your phones; the edible oils to prepare food. We are also developing new infrastructure solutions to actively contribute to the introduction of future vital products, such as sustainable transport fuels for airplanes, flow batteries for storing clean electricity, and hydrogen, which can be used to store and transport renewable energy. For more information, please visit


To be successful in this role candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong professional ethics with high integrity

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • High level of planning and strong organisational skills

  • Passionate about developing and coaching people

  • A proven track record of managing SHE function in operations across interstate and dealing with the government authorities (ie.: EPA, SafeWork)

  • Have expert knowledge of local environmental laws, regulations, standards and permit requirements

  • Have 7+ years of experience in oil & gas, manufacturing, utilities or highly regulated operations environment

  • A tertiary qualification in HSEQ Management or relevant disciplines


This is a key role in the organisation which oversees and manages all aspects of the safety, health, environment, quality and sustainability function within Vopak Australia.

This is a Sydney based permanent role, reporting to the Managing Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Empowering, coaching and influencing operational teams in Sydney and Darwin to promote a positive safety culture

  • Fostering collaborative and proactive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as authorities in NSW and NT

  • Ensuring all terminals are in compliance with Company and Government standards and requirements

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining SHEQ policies and procedures in compliance with regulations, company requirements and industry best practices

  • Driving continuous improvement and compliance in safety, health, environment and quality and identifying/implementing improvement strategies

  • Conducting internal audits, inspections, investigations to assist in recommendations for SHEQ & Sustainability performance improvement

  • Leading management of incidents and risks to ensure they are appropriately captured, reported and preventive actions are implemented

  • Developing and maintaining SHEQ performance metrics and being responsible for regular performance reporting to the management

  • Managing and providing effective leadership to the SHEQ team  

  • Being an active member of the local management team and adding value to shaping the business strategy and effective operations of the organisation


If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a unique cover letter - something that describes who you are, your thinking/belief and addresses the criteria mentioned above.

* Only those who are successful for the interview will be contacted.

* Vopak is an equal opportunity employer.

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