Senior Environmental Assessment Officer

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
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Senior Environmental Assessment Officer

  • Planning Officer (Professional) 2
  • $121,288 - $129,819 plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Temporary - Full Time hours, with the possibility of extension or conversion to ongoing
  • Parramatta CBD 

The Planning and Assessment Division has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Assessment Officer to join the Infrastructure Management team within the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment.

About the Role

The Infrastructure Management team assesses post-approval matters relating to large, complex transport and social infrastructure projects, such as roads, rail, schools, hospitals, and stadiums (SSI and SSD).

We are a dynamic team working in a fast-paced environment with varied tasks across planning, environmental management, urban design, and community engagement. The team prides itself on its inclusive, supportive, and progressive team culture with a focus on learning and professional development. This is an excellent opportunity for environmental generalists, or those that wish to broaden their experience beyond a particular specialty.

Some examples of projects we work on are Sydney Metro, WestConnex, Parramatta Light Rail, Sydney Gateway, M6, M12, Moorebank Intermodal, Inland Rail, Western Harbour Tunnel, Schools Infrastructure, Health Infrastructure and Sydney Football Stadium.

As a delivery focused team, your role will involve leading large projects, reviewing environmental management plans and other documents for consistency with the requirements of the conditions of consent, preparing memos, briefings, and approvals.  In addition, you will also participate in the Department’s broader organisational, strategic, and policy development projects.

You will regularly visit active construction sites, attend project meetings, and build your professional network across the public and private sectors. Working closely with the Department’s Assessment, Policy, Legal and Compliance teams, as well as external stakeholders, you will play a key role in ensuring that projects are delivered in accordance with the NSW EP&A Act.  

About You

We are seeking highly motivated individuals that can negotiate and influence better environmental and community outcomes and provide exemplary customer service to help guide Proponents through compliant delivery of their projects.

You will use your assessment, environmental management, and relationship building skills to:

  • Produce high quality work on a range of planning assessment matters and respond to enquiries in a timely manner within applicable legislation, regulatory and policy frameworks;
  • Translate complex technical information into plain English reports, communications and guidelines;
  • Interact with stakeholders with respect and empathy and respond to stakeholder enquiries and submissions in a timely manner; and
  • Work independently, and in a team, take the initiative and solve problems.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in environmental science or management, engineering, planning or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental assessment and planning legislation and its practical application
  • Experience in the field of environmental impact assessment or similar
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement and project management
  • Willingness to travel and (minimum) Class C Driver’s License

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Environmental Assessment Officer

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About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

To Apply

If you are excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. DPIE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Tuesday, 30th November 2021 at 11:55PM.
Should you require further information about the role please contact Shelley Reed on (02) 9873 8572.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disabilities to apply. If you have a disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

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