Spinaze - Site Supervisor - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Michael Spinaze

Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Site Supervisor

Work History

Field Supervisor Environmental

Cockatoo Coal Ltd

From April 2011

Extra responsibilities to those listed below include;
• Ensuring all ground and construction works for the Baralaba mine expansion conforms to Legislative requirements.
• Design and manage Water and Soil monitoring programs to meet the requirements of the Baralaba and Surat Environmental Impact Statements
• Assist in design of Environmental Management Programmes for mine site and exploration plans
• Managing on ground works relating to Contractors and Consultants.

Employed as Field Supervisor (Surat Basin Projects). (Cockatoo Coal Ltd)

Key responsibilities of the position include;

Manage field activities across the Surat Basin projects in relation to;
• Logistics and Staff- contractor management involved with earthmoving and pre-post drilling as per the Surat tenements Drilling Plan
• Ensuring that all drill site on ground identification, preparation, drilling and rehabilitation meets or exceeds the Legislative requirements of the Mineral Resources Act 1989, Coal Mining Heath and Safety Act 1999, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, Environmental Protection Act 1994 and where necessary the Forestry Act 1959 and or various Codes of Practice as pertinent.
• Ensure and implement robust data collection and timely reporting to various external and internal stakeholders.
• Manage collection of field data, coordination of environmental contractors and assist with the delivery of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Woori, Collingwood and Taroom Projects.
• Ensure all field based activities conform to the relevant OH& S standards and procedures
• Manage Company owned Pastoral properties in the Surat Basin

Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM)

Charge Mount Moffatt Management Unit

March 2009 - March 2011

Key responsibilities of the position include;

• Develop and implement action plans, including fire, and wildlife management plans
• Carry out administrative tasks including managing and reporting of work unit budgets
• Submission of funding proposals- Asset Management, Pest Management and Capital works
• Implement and supervise infrastructure development projects
• Establish and maintain effective liaison, consultation and negotiations with neighbouring Landholders, other government agencies and local aboriginal communities.
• Promote team based work programs, supervise, train and appraise subordinate Staff,
Researchers, Volunteers, Trainees and Students

Regional Pest Animal Coordinator

Health and Environmental Regional Organisation of Councils

October 2007 - February 2009

(HESROC) group of Councils and (DEEDI)

The position was funded for 18 months by the Queensland Governments Blueprint for the Bush; a Pest Offensive program and the Burdekin Dry Tropics Natural Resource Management group. The HESROC area covers the combined Local Government areas of Burdekin and Hinchinbrook Shires; the Charters Towers Regional Council, and the Townsville City Council.

Key Responsibilities of the position include:

1. Keep abreast of current legislation and control methodologies concerning pest animal management.
2. Develop and implement a HESROC Coordinated Pest Animal Management Program targeting wild dogs and feral pigs in rural and rural residential areas.
3. Liaise with and provide timely advice and technical information to stakeholders on a range of wild dog and feral pig control techniques and encourage their participation in coordinated control programs.
4. Collate and analyse GIS information such as pest animal hotspots, Vertebrate Pesticide use and trapping counts across the HESROC Region.
5. Facilitate the development and implementation of pest animal control programs across the HESROC Region.
6. Identify best practice management for feral pigs and wild dogs within the various biodiversity regions of the Burdekin Dry Tropics.
7. Assess social and environmental barriers to pest animal control in the HESROC region to identify reasons for low participation or lack of co-operation within the community.
8. Assist with the development and implementation of an education and training program on pest animal management for stakeholders within the HESROC Region.
9. Improve Local Government Pest Management Officers skills and understanding of coordinated approaches to wild dog and feral pig control.
10. Prepare Case studies and summary flyers for distribution to stakeholders.
11. Report on project outputs & Milestones to the State Government Reclaim the Bush "Pest Offensive" Project and ensure opportunities for linkage to the Burdekin Dry Tropics...

Stores Control Officer

Barcoo Shire Council

April 2007 - September 2007

Welford National Park

January 2006 - April 2007

Boodjamulla National Park (Lawn Hill)

July 2005 - December 2005


Self employed

Up to June 2005

General Hand Fitter, Coal Mine Site Purchasing Officer situated

Leo and Green Pty Ltd

Prior to 1988
Jackaroo and Station hand in the south west of Queensland mainly in the St George, Bollon and Surat districts.

Qualifications & Certifications

Certificate 4 Occupational Health and Safety

Queensland Tafe

Advanced Diploma Applied Environmental Management

National Environment Centre

Diploma in Conservation and Land Management specialising in Vertebrate Pest animal management


Certificate 4 in Business

Queensland Tafe

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