Bidvest Tank Terminals has a new job vacancy: Environmental Specialist

Job Summary

Bidvest Tank Terminals is looking to fill the job vacancy: Environmental Specialist.

Closing date: 29 February 2024

Reference NumberBTT231219-1
Job TitleEnvironmental Specialist
Job TypePermanent

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Purpose

Bidvest Tank Terminals is looking to fill an Environmental Specialist position, to be based within the Durban Business Unit and reporting to the SHEP Manager. The candidate must meet the following minimum criteria.


  • Matric
  • Degree/Diploma in Environmental Management qualification or equivalent
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 45001:2018
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role within the Chemical / Petrochemical industry

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement ISO 14001 and responsible care across all designated sites in accordance with the business systems strategies
  • Collate information for EMS management review
  • Conduct duty of care audits and follow-up on the closure of the nonconformances raised
  • Investigate the environmental incidents as they occur, with the view of preventing recurrence
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the integrated environmental improvement plans (IEMP) for the business

  • Controls and maintains Environmental records – SDC’s, waste invoices, permits, licenses
  • Provide the required compliance reports to government institutions as required by the legislation and municipal bi-laws.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies to achieve/maintain compliance e.g. GDARD, eThekwini Municipality, DWS, DEA etc., with reference to site’ environmental licenses.
  • AEL accounting officer for the organization, responsible for annual reporting in terms of the local government requirements, SAGERS and NAEIS
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  • Participates in Berth and site walkabouts with TNPA
  • Participates in any special strategic projects as and when required
  • Links legal requirements to company activities. Coordinates legal compliance audits for the region.
  • Monitoring of storm water and effluent drainage. Ensuring that samples of storm water and effluent are taken and sent to the lab for testing as well as reconciling results

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to plan, organise and multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good working knowledge of computer systems i.e. word, excel, power point, Tank plus
  • Good auditing skills
  • SHEQ systems (ISO45001:2018, ISO14001:2015 & ISO9001:2015), SETAS
  • Good knowledge of the OHS Act, NEMA Act and other legal requirements.

How to Apply


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