Environmental Officer
  • Saldanha, Western Cape
  • Transnet
Job Description

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Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Position Title : Environmental Officer

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : SHERQ

Location : Saldanha

Reporting To : Environmental Manager

Grade Level : G

Reference Number : 10280990

Position Purpose:

To ensure compliance to all environmental legislation, policies, procedures as well as international standards and guidelines

in the port for TNPA operations and other port users/Lessees in line with the company’s strategic direction; as well as to fulfil
the Authorities’ function in section 11(1) (g) (vi) of the National Ports Act, 12 of 2005: i.e. “To regulate and control pollution
and the protection of the environment within Port Limits”.
Position outputs:

  • To co-ordinate all environmental activities in the Port by providing a comprehensive environmental support to the Port’s
internal & external clients to facilitate legal compliance and ensure that environmental management principles & practices are

entrenched and applied in the Port.

  • To ensure there is a planned systematic quantifying of aspects and impacts attached to any process or human activity
aligned with port planning, development and operations that may result in pollution, ence.

environmental degradation or negatively affect the port’s biodiversity.

  • To implement and maintain a sound Environmental Risk Management Strategy for the Port in accordance with ISO
14001 Standards and the Transnet Integrated Management System (TIMS), Port Environmental Authorisations, Port

Environmental Management Plans and all applicable Legislative Requirements and Best Practices, which include but not

limited to:

  • Development of Port Core Procedures that are aligned to ISO14001 Standards and TIMS.
  • Supporting business units in conducting environmental risk assessments and managing environmental risk exposures.
  • Supporting business units in developing objectives and targets to mitigate environmental risks.
  • Raising environmental awareness through various mediums such as Newsflashes, Induction, Awareness Sessions
and Planning for awareness days including development of Posters.
  • Conducting awareness training to ensure the Port employees are conversant with the Port’s Environmental
Management Processes.
  • Facilitating operational implementation of the Port’s Environmental Authorisations and associated Environmental
Management Plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and give input on development of Work Instructions.
  • Ensuring waste management practices adopted are according to Waste Management Plan, SOP’s and applicable
legislation including Waste Act and Waste Tyre Regulations.
  • Project manage environmental monitoring programmes which include but not limited to Alien Vegetation Management,
Water Quality, Air Quality, etc.
  • Facilitate compliance to environmental requirements by all Contractors, Port Users and Port License Holders in line
with Contractor Management and Port Oversight Protocols.
  • Conducts environmental compliance audits which include but not limited to TNPA Oversight Audits on Licensed
Terminal Operators and Licensees providing port services. Active involvement in preparation and participation during Legal

Compliance Audits.

  • Conducting monitoring to compliance which includes environmental incident management and follow ups, on
emergency procedure awareness, non-conformances, and communication with relevant stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Reviewing Environmental Management documents submitted as part of the SHE Files.
  • Provide environmental commentary on Environmental Impact Assessment Reports where the Port (TNPA) is an
Interested and Affected Party.
  • Implement Environmental Management System (EMS) to ensure compliance with ISO 14001:2015 Standard and TIMS

Ensure Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015/ latest revision) implementation

# Ensure the required policies, procedures are developed and implemented.

# Ensure environmental risks are identified and rated.

# Ensure the environmental objectives, targets and management programmes are developed, implemented, and


# Ensure all system documentation is controlled and up to date.

# Ensure there’s monitoring and review of the system’s performance.
# Ensure internal and external audits are conducted.

# Always ensure there’s evaluation of compliance and strict adherence to compliance requirements.
# Ensure the Port is ready for TIMS & ISO14001:2015 internal audits as well as certification and surveillance audits.

# Give feedback, recommendations and draw implementation strategy that will assist the organisation to attain its


  • Interpretation of statutory requirements and development of relevant operational procedures to ensure compliance to
legislation and other requirements.

# Assist in ensuring that the Port has an up to date Legal & Other Requirements Register, and that the register is fully

functional and accessible to the Port EXCO & SHE IMS working Committee Representatives.

# Assist in Port Environnemental Permit/License/ Certificates Acquisition.

# Assist with compliance to statutory processes which include but not limited to the EIA Process, Part 8 NEM: Waste Act

Process, AEL Process, etc, and associated Environmental Requirements.

# Assist in Monitoring of the Permits/Licenses Register.

  • Evaluation of Compliance

# Conduct Terminal / Licensee Compliance Audits.

# Conduct Environmental Audits In the Port Projects.

# Assist in Environmental Legal Compliance Audits.

# Facilitate auditing of Port Reception Facility Audits.

# Facilitate Compliance Auditing by Statutory Bodies.

# Inspect operations/project areas on frequent basis and keep accurate reports.

  • Involvement in Cross-Functional Teams

# Identification of internal & external stakeholder communication platforms relevant for Environmental Management.

# Active involvement and value adding input on various communication platforms with internal and external stakeholders.

# Active participation in Briefing Meetings, Technical Review Meetings, SHE Statutory Meetings, SHEIMS / EMS

Working Committee Meetings, TIMS Committees, Project Meetings, Fishing Industry Forum, Dry Bulk Forum, Liquid Bulk

Forum, New Business Development Initiatives, etc.

  • Competence, Training & Awareness

# Training of employees in environmental management to ensure effective environmental understanding and control of

negative activities.

# Training will include but not limited to Environmental legislation, SHE Inductions and Environmental Awareness


# Self-development through Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Development.

  • Operational Control

# Ensure environmental requirements are met by all Contractors, Port Users and Port License Holders in line with

Contractor Management, Port Oversight Protocols and legal requirements.

# Ensure environmental requirements are met by all Departments in the Port (TNPA) in line with environmental


  • Emergency Preparedness and Response

# Ensure Environmental Management is incorporated in Business Continuity Management Plan and all statutory

requirements are followed.

  • Incident / Non-Conformity Reporting & Investigation; Authority / HQ Reporting

# Investigation and root cause analysis of all environmental incidents and implementation of preventative measures to

ensure alignment with company procedures and statutory requirements.

  • Performance Measurement and Monitoring

# Collate Stats and identify trends for various environmental monitoring programmes.

# Compile Sustainability Report and submit to the National Environmental Office.

  • Environmental Administration

# Maintain accurate and complete records.

# Ability to write environmental reports, presentations, capture information on data systems.

# Compilation and retention of accurate records for meetings (Agenda, Attendance Register, Minutes, etc.)

Qualifications & Experience:

  • National Diploma in Environmental Science/Environmental Management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in the environmental management field in the Port Environment or at least 3
years’ work experience in the Environmental Management field.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Added Advantage

# Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences/Environmental Management
# Environmental Management System (any version)
# Environmental Impact Assessment experience
# Knowledge of Environmental Legislation
# Administrative and Coordination Skills


  • Special Environmental Management Acts & Municipal By-Laws related to Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Policies, Concepts & Processes
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Process
  • Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
• Environmental Risk Assessment • Environmental Management Plan
  • Monitoring, Inspections & Auditing
  • Waste Management
  • Incident investigation
  • Statutory Reporting
  • Project Management
  • Administration
  • Policy Development
  • Analytical skills
  • Planning skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Good Communication skills

  • facilitation and coordination skills
• Interpersonal skills • Problem solving skills.
  • Negotiation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Report Writing skills
  • Data interpretation
  • Planning & organising
Personal attributes
# Integrity
  • Outputs and results driven
  • Team builder/player
  • Passion for the protection of the environment under the principle of sustainable development.
  • Change oriented
• Assertive and decisive • Open minded
  • Diplomacy
  • Confidence
  • Benchmarking
  • Supportive
  • Flexible
  • Ethical
  • Tolerant

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