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Senior Environmental Officer.

Senior Environmental Officer

Job Title: Senior Environmental Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sydney
Salary: $1k per day + Super
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3313585
Contact Name: William Gardner
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2021 09:48

Job Description

About the company

State wide government agency looking after civil infrastructure projects across NSW with flag ship projects in delivery and development.
Primary purpose of the role
The role manages and provides high-level advice and support to projects, programs and operations on environmental management, compliance and planning and assessment requirements to assure compliance with organisational environmental and sustainability frameworks achieve required Government environmental outcomes and meet the expectations of the community of NSW. It provides high level environmental leadership, direction and specialist advice to project managers and teams, and build strong collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders including regulatory agencies.

You will be engaged on an initial 9 month temp contract working on a flagship $bn project in the road and structures space.

Key accountabilities

  • Manage high level technical advice and support to projects, programs and operational areas on environmental issues, including environmental impact assessment, environmental management and sustainability.
  • Identify environmental risks and issues for projects and interdependencies and recommend appropriate risk management strategies and interventions to minimise risk.
  • Provide strategic advice to project, program and operational teams on environmental responsibilities and identify training needs, contribute to the development of environmental programs and knowledge sharing and deliver environmental education, to assist compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Provide support and guidance to projects, programs and operational teams to drive recognition and implementation of their environment management accountabilities.
  • Manage the review of environmental management plans, reports, assessments and other strategies relating to projects and programs and provide technical input, as required, on environmental issues, including resolution of complex problems.
  • Support projects, programs and operations and monitor activities to ensure client areas implement relevant environment and sustainability principles at all stages of the asset and project lifecycle, from concept and development through to delivery and operation.
  • As required, manage the preparation and ongoing administration of relevant environmental contracts for projects, including working with multi-disciplinary project teams and contractors.
  • Where applicable, manage NSW Environment Protection Authority licenses and monitor environmental practices to ensure required certification and compliance with applicable regulatory standards.
  • Demonstrate the five ways of leading behaviours to deliver organisational outcomes for our customers, our people and communities for the greater good.
Key challenges

  • Working in a complex environment, requiring political astuteness in regards to social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Formulating advice and recommendations based on professional judgement and expertise, options and implications.
To apply

For more information please call Will on 0435935377 or email your resume to