Australia nationals: Environment Officer (Planning)

Government of New South Wales

Parramatta, NSW, AU

Critical environmental Planning, Policy and Assessment role supporting a once-in-a-generation $55.6b infrastructure investment

  • Permanent full time opportunity located in Parramatta (relocating to Macquarie Park in mid-2020)

  • Progressive organisation that supports flexible working

  • Aboriginal targeted*

Over the next 40 years, Sydney’s population is projected to swell to over 12 million residents and regional NSW will accommodate an extra 700,000 people. Transport for NSW is delivering an unprecedented $55.6b investment into a truly game changing Future Transport strategy which will bring together several modes and cutting edge technologies to deliver satisfaction and safety for our customers while supporting a rapidly growing economy.


The opportunity

We have an opportunity for an Environment Officer (Planning) to be a part of the Environmental Planning, Policy and Assessment team within the Safety, Environment and Regulation division at Transport for NSW. 


Reporting to the Senior Environment Specialist, the Environment Officer (Planning) provides key advice and assistance in the development and implementation of practical and effective environmental strategies, guidelines, policies and procedures to support the management and resolution of environmental matters.


As a trusted advisor and partner, you will:
  • Promote the consistent application of environmental legislation, government and Transport for NSW environmental policy and procedures to support the delivery of a full range of TfNSW activities including various infrastructure development programs

  • Provide critical advice to project management and infrastructure development and delivery staff on planning, assessment and environmental responsibilities

  • Identify, inform, prepare and distribute updates to the planning and assessment team when key amendments are made to environmental state or federal planning legislation or key guideline or procedural requirements. The drafting of alerts to the wider organisation may be required to ensure compliance with any amended or new legislation.

  • Identify training needs, contribute to the development of environmental programs and deliver environmental education to assist compliance with legislative requirements

  • Review and prepare comprehensive environmental assessment documentation to support the assessment and management of environmental impacts.  

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be energised by the prospect of delivering best practice environmental outcomes.  Your passion and determination will support development and implementation of practical and effective environmental strategies, guidelines, policies and procedures to support the management and resolution of environmental matters.


You have demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary project teams to deliver high quality environmental assessment documentation.  You use your technical expertise to provide practical guidance for the identification and management of risks to improve the environmental performance of projects.


This role is perfect for a motivated and confident environmental professional with an interest in environmental planning and assessment associated with infrastructure development and delivery.


Along with a great attitude and enthusiasm to make a real difference, you can demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in one of the following or related disciplines: Environmental or town planning, Environmental science, Environmental management

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NSW and federal environmental regulatory framework with experience in identifying planning pathway through the application of environmental planning instruments and relevant environmental legislationSound knowledge and experience in the identification, assessment and effective management, minimisation or avoidance of environmental impacts and risks

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to a broad range of internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to support the planning and assessment team’s role in developing and updating policy and procedural documents pursuant to environmental planning and assessment requirements across Transport for NSW.    

If you are looking for an organisation in which you can contribute to creating a legacy of achievement that will last for generations, and enjoy a flexible and diverse working environment which values collaboration and personal development, then we’d like to meet you. 




Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you. Don’t miss out. Apply today to register your interest. Find out more about Transport for NSW here.   


Our Commitment to Diversity 


Great people come from all walks of life. At Transport for NSW, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve.


We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation.




At Transport our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities, health and wellbeing programs, and a program that helps you stay connected with work before, during and after parental leave. 

Check out our 
Employee Benefits Guide to find out more about the benefits available to you when you join Transport. 


The salary for this position is USS 9 ($111,806 – $120,194) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.  

Job Notes

  • This vacancy is a targeted Aboriginal* recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. Aboriginality will be confirmed during the recruitment process
  • Applications will also be considered from suitably qualified and experienced non-Aboriginal candidates

  • A Talent Pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if and as they arise.

How to apply


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (covering letter no longer than two pages) which addresses: 
a) The reason for your interest, and 
b) How your skills and experience
suit the role 


For any enquiries, please contact Liz Moore [email protected] (ref 7IPT) 


For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Transport for NSW, our Aboriginal network, career development opportunities and support systems please email [email protected]


For more information on how to apply for a role in the NSW Public Sector please click here.


If you encounter technical issues please contact I Work for NSW Support Team on 1800 562 679 (Mon-Fri) or [email protected]  


Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 2 February 2020 


*Includes Torres Strait Islanders


 Sydney Region-Sydney – Greater West  

Work Type


Number of Positions

Total Remuneration Package: RMS USS Grade 9 ($111,806 – $129,194), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact Liz Moore  0437 826 135

Closing Date


Job Category



 Safety Environment & Regulation





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