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Principal Environmental Consultant, Australia

Office Location: Townsville

Discipline team: Env & Social Impact Assessment


Job Description

About the business and the role

SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (SLR) is an employee-controlled international environmental consultancy with a globally recognised reputation for providing high quality tailored services. We provide global consultancy advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues to a diverse and growing base of business, regulatory and governmental clients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced consultant to join our internationally recognised Environmental Management and Planning Approvals (EMPA) team based in Townsville. The team provides a wide range of project management, environmental impact assessment, post-consent environmental management services and works alongside other specialist teams in SLR to deliver a complete environmental service to clients across a range of sectors.

Articulate, motivated and reliable, you will have a minimum of 10+ years' experience in consulting, government or industry. You will enjoy undertaking project work whilst mentoring team members and developing client relationships throughout the region. You will also collaborate on projects and initiatives with the national EMPA Group and other teams within our multi-disciplinary business. The successful applicant will be pivotal to the continued development of the EMPA team and will assist in the growth of the discipline nationally.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of team business plans and strategies;
  • Developing, facilitating and enhancing effective relationships with our clients and internal SLR team members;
  • Providing advice regarding best practice environmental impact assessment and compliance management principles to clients and internal SLR team members;
  • Working within and leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver projects across a range of sectors;
  • Delivering clear and precise, high quality reports; and
  • Occasional travel to undertake field studies.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum of 10+ years' experience in environmental impact assessment and/or environmental compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multidisciplinary projects
  • Working knowledge of Qld environmental legislation and policies, standards and guidelines
  • Experience in the mining, infrastructure and built environment sectors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Australian Citizenship or rights to work in Australia
  • Excellent driving history and hold a current Driver's license

Job benefits and perks

SLR values our staff and we look to provide a supportive and collaborative working culture. Joining SLR, you will get the chance to work with a large number of well-respected industry leaders across our nation-wide offices.

Accordingly, successful candidates will be offered an attractive salary package, global interaction with SLR staff and an innovative benefits program with a strong focus on targeted professional development. You will be a part of a large growing team with a strong focus on flexible working conditions.

Cultural fit and shared vision is very important to SLR. We want to grow our team around the right people. If you are practical, client focused and highly motivated – we'd love to hear from you.

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