Environmental Adviser

Posted 19 August 2022
Salary$70 - $77/hour + super
Job type Contract
Sectors CGC CoverGovernment

Job description

Our client is a New South Wales Government–owned statutory corporation that is responsible for supplying the state's bulk water needs, operating the state's river systems and dams and the bulk water supply system for Greater Sydney and providing licensing and approval services to its customers and water resource information.

They are currently looking to engage an Environmental Advisor on a 3 month contract based at Parramatta.

The primary purpose of this role is to carry out valid, technically robust assessments and provide recommendations in relation to the organisation's developments and infrastructure and external users on the organisation's land in a timely manner and ensure compliance with Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, and other relevant environmental statutory requirements and guidelines and put safety first.

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of people as the number one priority and at all times role model safe behaviour.
  • Provide timely and accurate specialist environmental advice to WaterNSW staff, local government and community on the appropriate application of the relevant planning provisions to be able to recommend the appropriate determination, conditions and environmental management standards that should apply to WaterNSW developments.
  • Liaise and negotiate with staff, contractors and consultants in relation to the technical and other information required to support a range of environmental activity types to meet legislation obligations.
  • Undertake environmental audits as part of the program to ensure environmental obligations are met and the performance of WaterNSW projects and activities continues to be improved in line with the business needs.
  • Critically assess and revise environmental policies, plans and procedures relevant to legislative requirements and responsibilities.
  • Degree in environmental management/engineering/planning, Natural Resource Management or related discipline.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 as it relates to the assessment of infrastructure projects and activities.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience in environmental impact assessment or environmental management in relation to infrastructure.
  • Experienced communicator, negotiator and problem solver.
  • Experience in undertaking environmental site inspection and/or environmental audits
  • Good working knowledge of the planning system, environmental law and regulatory requirements in NSW and key issues in relation to water supply infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse and evaluate key issues, recommend innovative solutions to complex problems and to evaluate their effectiveness.
If you are interested in a confidential discussion regarding this role, please forward an up to date copy of your resume to Jessica.Howlin@cgcrecruitment.com or call Jessica now on 0282524001