First listed on: 14 November 2023

Senior Environment Advisor


About ARTC

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) plays a critical role in the national transport supply chain and in the overall economic development of Australia. Managing and operating more than 8,500 km of track in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, makes ARTC one of Australia's largest rail network owners.

The Inland Rail Program is a 1700km rail infrastructure project stretching from Brisbane to Melbourne incorporating new and existing rail track. The program includes the upgrading of existing standard gauge track, the enhancement of existing standard gauge track to cater for double stacking and the construction of new standard gauge links comprising of viaducts, tunnels, rail track, crossings and bridges. More information relating to the project can be found here: Inland Rail

About the opportunity

As the Senior Environment Advisor you will implement and help develop the strategic framework, key strategies, policies and procedures applicable to the management environmental impacts and delivery of Inland Rail projects through detailed design and construction. The incumbent will also be involved developing and setting the strategic delivery of the nominated projects through detailed design and construction including overarching end-to-end delivery. This role is a site-based role DIDO working a 10/4 continuous roster, accommodation and vehicle supplied.

Your responsibilities will include and are not restricted to:

  • Provide support to the Program Environment Manager and State Environment Manager to assist with the delivery of effective environmental and sustainability policies, assessment of environmental impacts and compliance systems for the relevant state (NSW).
  • Responsible for oversight of technical advice in the assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts and development of planning and environmental management strategies, documents, and procedures.
  • Lead the technical advice in the assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts and development of planning and environmental management strategies, documents, and procedures.
  • Lead the delivery of environmental studies associated with Feasibility Studies, Environmental Impact Assessments and Construction Management Plans as required.
  • Establish, manage, and maintain relationships with regulatory authorities, government agencies relevant stakeholders to ensure that ARTC's environmental management is sensitive to industry trends, stakeholder, community and regulatory expectations and legislation as required.

About you

To ensure success in this position, applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or an environmentally related discipline.
  • Experience in the management of environmental impact assessments, planning approval processes and environmental approvals (both state and federal) for major projects, preferably for infrastructure projects in NSW, either brownfield or greenfield.
  • Knowledge of relevant State (NSW) and Federal environmental legislation including project approval process and construction requirements.
  • Management and delivery of the environmental management of associated studies and investigations required during environmental impact assessments.
  • Experience in input and support to procurement process for detailed design and construction phases of projects.
  • Ability to work with senior management, service providers and contractors, building support for an environmentally compliant work culture and negotiate with stakeholders on complex environment and policy issues.
  • High level communication skills, as well as the ability to build and sustain relationships will see you excel in this key position.

What you'll be joining

  • You will join one of the largest infrastructure programs in Australia.
  • This project will generate thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in local investment, boosting regional economies and communities right along the alignment.
  • Inland Rail is proud to have over 40% female representation and we would like to see these numbers grow.
  • Inland Rail is an Agile working environment in our State-of-the Art office embracing flexible working conditions.
  • Inland Rail adopted a collaborative approach to the delivery of the project, leading all parties involved to work toward the same goal. This fosters the displayed behaviours of Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Reliability.

Our Organisation and Culture

Inland Rail is an equal opportunity employer. Inland Rail will transform how we move goods around Australia - better connecting producers to markets and creating new opportunities for businesses, industries and regional community. The values that drive us and the work we deliver in the program incorporate Future Thinking, Active Engagement, No Harm and Results. We welcome like-minded individuals who value our culture.

At Inland Rail, we celebrate, support, and thrive on attracting people from all horizons and walks of life for the benefit of our employees, our program, and our community. ARTC is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to submit their details to us.

All employment is decided based on suitability to the role, cultural fit, merit, and business needs.

Apply Now

If this opportunity sounds like the challenge you have been looking for please apply online today.

As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment criminal history, reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing. ARTC is a drug and alcohol-free working environment.

Applications close: Sunday 3rd December 2023

Please note that applications are reviewed from point of advertising so don't delay your application.

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