Graduate / Early Career Consultant

Onward Consulting
NSW or Brisbane
Full Time
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Opportunity to work on large scale complex renewable energy, mining, and gas projects with a supportive high-performing team.

About Onward Consulting
Onward Consulting (Onward) is highly respected environmental consulting firm with offices in NSW (Armidale and Newcastle) and QLD (Brisbane) and an expanding suite of nationally significant projects. We service clients throughout Australia with a focus on major project developments in the resources, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.

Onward has rapidly established itself as a specialised consultancy in the assessment, approval, modification and compliance of a number of major projects. Our focus on high quality advice and products, and our drive to form strong, lasting relationships, has resulted in achieving repeat business with major project clients.

Our team has decades of combined experience and provide a broad range of services, including:

  • management and preparation of environmental impact assessments;
  • preparation of environmental management plans;
  • communication services to Government, community and project stakeholders;
  • construction and operational environmental compliance support;
  • water licencing and compliance;
  • environmental risk assessments and due diligence;
  • environmental auditing services; and 
  • rehabilitation and closure planning.

Current clients include BHP, Santos, Whitehaven Coal, South32, Idemitsu, Metis Energy, Elecnor/Green Light Contractors, Aurelia Metals and Queensland Energy Resources. Current projects include the largest solar farm in NSW and the largest resources project in NSW.

More information is on our website

About the role
We are seeking a highly motivated graduate or early career person (1-2 years experience) in environmental consulting or onsite environmental management. The role can be based in either of our NSW (Armidale or Newcastle) or QLD (Brisbane) offices.

On a day-to-day basis your work will include a mix of primary approvals (e.g. EIS, Review of Environmental Factors, and modifications), secondary approvals (e.g. EMPs), construction and operational compliance and may include onsite and field works as part of the role.

This is an opportunity to join an emerging company and grow with it. You will be encouraged to pursue your own interests, build relationships with your own clients, and generally step up and make things happen.

About You
Skills and experience
The ideal applicant will have a degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, or urban and regional planning. Some experience in consulting or onsite environmenta management would beneficial but not essential.

As a graduate or early career person you will receive guidance and support from seniorpersonnel, but will be encouraged to think for yourself. We believe that ‘being thrown into the deep end’ with support and guidance is the most effective way to learn and will accelerate your personal and professional growth. It will also provide you with a real sense of achievement and satisfaction.

The location of the role is flexible with our offices in NSW (Armidale or Newcastle) or QLD (Brisbane).

Benefits of working with Onward
The benefits of joining a new expanding business include:

  • Growth – we offer autonomy and responsibility, which leads to accelerated personal and
    professional growth.
  • Shape your future – follow your interests, build your team and your expertise.
  • Flexibility – we use modern communication systems to allow our people to work from anywhere.
  • Rewards and recognition – we believe those who contribute to the success of the business should
    be rewarded accordingly.
  • Achieve success – be part of a professional and high-performing team that has a genuine interest
    in the success of their clients and strong focus on high quality service and product.
  • Gain experience – be part of building a highly respected and expanding company, working directly
    with experienced personnel, and exposure to some of the most complex projects in Australia.

Please contact our Managing Director, Mark Vile if you have any questions on 0437 645 419 or submit your expression of interest to [email protected].