Job Details
  • Reference363449A_1600645236
  • LocationParramatta
  • SalaryAU$60 - AU$65 per hour + + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantTrent Merrotsy

The Senior Environmental Assessment Officer assists with the high quality, efficient and timely assessment of the merits of State significant projects to meet all statutory obligations, Government policy requirements, and Government goals for a more robust and efficient state planning system that achieves strategic infrastructure, economic and growth objectives.

Key accountabilities

  • Assess the merits of complex State significant projects in line with best practice frameworks and benchmark assessment outcome turnaround times.
  • Produce high quality work on a wide range of planning matters, including the preparation of well written reports and briefing notes and effective conditions of consent.
  • Identify, critically analyse and evaluate key issues, recommend innovative options, solutions, practices and processes to enable timely responses to customer enquiries and to assist in resolving disputes.
  • Assist in the development of policy to improve assessment processes and to guide the assessment of the merits of projects.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems and ongoing improvements to increase team efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Translate complex technical information into easy to understand plain English guidelines, reports and communications.

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
  • Proven 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 Licence