Environmental Officer

at
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
Location:
Perth
Type:
Full Time
Closes:
22/07/2024
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The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast-growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world. Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.

The Role
At the PTA, our core values guide everything we do, ensuring a workplace where safety is paramount, respect is fundamental, achievements are celebrated, integrity is unwavering, and sustainability is integral to our mission.

We have an exciting, fixed term opportunity available for immediate start in our Environmental Services Branch within the PTA.

As an Environmental Officer, you will be working as part of the Environmental Planning and Approvals team, providing environmental and Aboriginal heritage advice and support to public transport projects including delivery of METRONET environmental commitments and future expansion of rail, bus and ferry services.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in environmental science, environmental management, or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legislation and policy and its application to environmental and Aboriginal heritage approvals.
  • Experience in engaging and managing environmental consultants and contractors.
  • Relevant, practical experience in environmental impact assessment and preparing environmental approvals documentation.
  • Knowledge and experience with a broad range of environmental issues such as flora and fauna, contaminated sites, groundwater management, revegetation, Aboriginal heritage and noise and vibration.
  • Negotiation, facilitation, and relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to analyse information and data and provide reports relating to the findings.
  • Effective time management skills including ability to prioritise workload and meet project deadlines.

    About Us
    At the PTA, we hold five core values dear: safety, respect, recognition, integrity, and sustainability. These values guide everything we do, ensuring a workplace where safety is paramount, respect is fundamental, achievements are celebrated, integrity is unwavering, and sustainability is integral to our mission.

As a fast-growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system, under the PTA, is recognised as the best in Australia and one of the most efficient, clean, and safe networks globally. Rail transport plays a vital role in our continued success and growth, exemplified by our numerous projects such as METRONET, designed to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people requires the skill and commitment of a talented workforce, and at the PTA, we are dedicated to delivering on our vision and purpose while upholding our values every step of the way.

You can expect:

  • Opportunities to grow through personal development and career pathways.
  • Health and Wellbeing programs including access to a free 24/7 onsite Gym.
  • Subsidised Corporate Apparel and Spectacles
  • Supportive Team Environment
  • Opportunity to join our Social Club offering savings and benefits all year round

    Further Information
    Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.

This selection process will be used to fill the above vacancy on a fixed term basis until 30th June 2027, with a possibility of extension and/or permanency. Applicants assessed as suitable may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.

Please contact Danielle Matthews, Principal Environmental Planner on (08) 9326 3423 for specific information about the role.

Please Note: Please note you will be required to complete the PTA Integrity and Qualification Consent Form and an Australian National Police Clearance (NPC) should you become the recommended applicant through the recruitment process. Adverse outcomes of Integrity Reviews, NPCs and Drivers Licence checks (where applicable) may not necessarily disqualify an applicant from the selection process. All PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

To be eligible for appointment to a position, suitable applicants will be required to undertake a full and comprehensive medical assessment.

For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.

The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply
Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A comprehensive resume with two work related referees; and
  2. A covering letter outlining your relevant skills, abilities, and suitability for the position as per the JDF, in no more than two (2) pages.
    Please note the closing date (above) and time (5PM) as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.

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