Senior Planning Officers & Senior Environmental Assessment Officers

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
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Senior Planning Officers and Senior Environmental Assessment Officers – Talent Pool Creation

  • Opportunity for Senior Planners and Senior Environmental Officers to join great teams | Talent Pool Campaign
  • Planning Officer (Professional) PO2 Grade. Salary relative to experience and ranges from $121,288 + super + annual leave loading
  • Full-Time - Temporary up to 24 months with the possibility for extensions or conversion to ongoing after the initial 12 months | Parramatta CBD location with flexible work arrangements

Are you an experienced environmental assessor, town planner, urban planner or environmental management professional who is looking to progress your career in a dynamic and rewarding role?

Do you want to play a key role in major development projects that will shape the future of Sydney and NSW?

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is looking to engage planning and environmental assessment professionals to contribute to the NSW Government’s assessment of complex and high-profile projects in the industry, transport, mining and extractive industries, renewable energy, built infrastructure and regional sectors.

We are seeking to establish a talent pool for future roles that will contribute to shaping and enhancing environmental, economic and social outcomes for communities in NSW.

The Planning and Assessment Teams evaluate and manage NSW’s high-profile and contentious SSD (State Significant Development) and SSI (State Significant Infrastructure) projects, conduct Environmental impact assessments, assessment of environmental management plans and other post approval documents, compliance across Metropolitan and Regional NSW and project manage coordinate and negotiate across State agencies, councils and several other stakeholders.

Some of our teams that you could join include:

Social Assessments – responsible for assessing complex SSD’s including schools, hospitals, universities and stadiums within Sydney Metro and regionally across the State for determination by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces (and his delegates), as well as referral to the Independent Planning Commission.

Industry Assessments – responsible for assessing complex and diverse development applications including large scale waste and remediation projects, chemical and manufacturing industries, agricultural and aquaculture projects, warehouse and distribution facilities, recreation and tourist facilities and cultural events such as music festivals.

Resource Assessments – responsible for assessing complex and technical applications within mining, extractive industries, gas infrastructure and renewable energy projects such as solar farms and wind farms.

Infrastructure, Transport, Key Sites & Regional Assessments – responsible for assessing complex and transformative transport logistics SDD’s and SSI’s across Sydney Metro and regionally. E.g. Sydney Metro, Barangaroo, Aerotropolis.

Compliance – responsible for monitoring and regulation of SSD & SSI projects to ensure compliance requirements and obligations are met.

Infrastructure Management – Works on post-approval matters relating to large, complex transport and social infrastructure projects, such as roads, rail, schools, hospitals and stadiums. You will use your assessment, environmental management, and relationship building skills to negotiate and influence better environmental and community outcomes, and to provide exemplary customer service to help guide Proponents through compliant delivery of their projects.

About You

You will be involved with managing and assessing multiple development application

projects at various stages in the planning process and working collaboratively on large and complex projects.

You will be responsible for writing concise and well-argued development assessment reports and other briefing material that provide clear recommendations to the decision maker as well as reviewing management plans and technical sub-plans.

You will undertake site visits throughout the State and meet with applicants and other stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated professionals who can demonstrate the ability to produce high-quality written work and assess SSD’s & SSI’s. To be successful you should have 7+ years post-graduate knowledge and experience in assessing the impacts of a wide range of issues, including noise and vibration, air quality, contamination, visual, urban design, water quality and traffic and extensive experience in the field of development/environmental impact assessment.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in environmental science or management, engineering, town planning or other relevant discipline
  • Understanding of the legislative, policy and community issues around the planning and delivery of infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation and its practical application

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

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 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.

Applications close Monday 27th September 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Rob Sherry at [email protected]

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

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