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  • Posted: Oct 27, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 4, 2020
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    Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemicals company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 30 300 people working in 33 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity...
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    Environmental Practitioner

    CLOSING DATE: 04 November 2020

    Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Southern African integrated value chain. The coal supplied to Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) is mainly used as gasification feedstock and some is used to generate electricity. The coal supplied to Sasolburg Operations (SO) is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers via the Richards Bay Coal Terminal.


    To ensure that all aspects of environmental management performance objectives, compliance and targets are achieved by developing and implementation of plans, programmes, schedules and procedures. Assess compliance with best practices and legal requirements. Communication and actin plan(s) set up through the SHE communication system and assist with implementation and tracking.



    1. Delivery

    • Consistently deliver on all service level agreements with awareness of cost / budget
    • Deliver quality, cost effective service and support on time
    • Perform environmental training and practice environmental awareness

    2. Leadership and Growth

    • Support vision and values and goals of Sasol Mining and Sasol Ltd.
    • Sharing of knowledge with peers and stakeholders
    • Improve personal technical and specialist skills and knowledge

    3. Governance and Compliance

    • Ensure that work meets the technical and professional objectives. Implement and maintain ISO14001 system, assist with the population of the legal register and completion and maintenance of impact and aspect registers
    • Establish and ensure that professional standards for service are met and communicate recommendations on analysis, problem solving and decision quality
    • Adapted to changing business environment and work requirements, solved problems, provided data on time
    • Supplying, collating and verifying the data for Sustainable Development reporting
    • Attendance of SHE meetings, Monthly Central Environmental Meeting and report on environmental performance. Track the implementation of corrective actions
    • Compile assessment reports
    • Conduct emergency water sampling
    • Enable statutory compliance and management
    • Compliance assessments of all environmental authorisations
    • Peer review all environmental related reports submitted to the mine, provide comments and manage service providers

    4. Continuous Improvement

    • New ideas, thinking and approaches adopted and supported by the business

    5. Customer and Relationships

    • Consistently meet customer and business needs and requirements and Build constructive working relationships with manager, peers, clients and other service providers
    • Communicate and behave professionally so that actions result in high level of credibility, trust and respect
    • Attendance of Systems and Compliance meetings

    Please note:

    • In line with Sasol’s commitment to Employment Equity, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups.
    • In addition to a pre-employment medical examination, some positions may require a physical fitness assessment as part of the normal selection criteria.


    • B.Degree / B.Tech in Environmental Management or equivalent
    • 5 year work experience in the Environmental Management field
    • Mining experience will be to your benefit
    • Drivers license and own transport



    1. Interpret, develop and coordinate the implementation of a SHE Integrated Management System aligned with:

    • The One Sasol SHE Excellence and SHE Risk-based Approach
    • Changes to international management standards
    • Changes to legislation are incorporated in the integrated management system
    • Major findings related to 3rd party certification and legal compliance audits

    2. Coordinate the system design to ensure fit for purpose across all areas and functional disciplines

    • Regulatory design and license to operate within the operational area
    • Reduce complex systems to simplified user-friendly systems
    • Enabling technology alignment across functions and platforms
    • Adaption/enhancement of the integrated management system due to changes in business processes, structure and related disciplines etc. and implement change management process

    3. Resistance of internal stakeholders to conform to SHE governance and improvement plans and set standards

    4. Staying abreast with developments in the field of management system standards (ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001, Responsible Care, ISO/PASS 55 000)


    • Twistdraai Thubelisha and Sasol Mining:
    • Sasol and SHE Business Processes (Proficient)
    • Sasol SHE standards and procedures (Expert)
    • International SHE standards (Advanced)
    • Corporate Governance and Compliance (Advanced)
    • SHE Legislation (Proficient)
    • Integrated approach toward SHE management (Expert)
    • Non-Conformance and Risk management processes (Advanced)
    • SHE Reporting (Advanced)
    • SHE Auditing (Proficient)
    • Electronic SHE management systems (Advanced)
    • Enterprise Content Management e.g. document management (Expert)
    • Support Systems e.g. SAP; Live link (Proficient)
    • Diagnostic capabilities (Analysis and problem solving) (Proficient)
    • Interpretation and analysis of relevant SHE data (Proficient)
    • Environmental Management (Advance)

    Self Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own grothw through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.

    Please note:

    • Failure to provide Sasol with truthful information and valid documents will render your application null and void.
    • Please note that the Sasol Group/ Sasol Mining will never request you to make cash deposits/ payments as part of the recruitment process.

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