Australia nationals: Environment Officer

Government of New South Wales

Dubbo, NSW, AU

About us

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 Safety, Environment and Regulation division promotes safety and sustainability of the transport system and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary projects teams to help deliver infrastructure for the community of NSW. We also undertake research, educate communities, develop policies and enforce regulations to constantly improve safety and environmental outcomes. 

The opportunity

The Newell Highway Upgrade program builds on the NSW and Australian Government’s commitments to improve safety and travel on the Newell Highway.  As a once in a generational investment in infrastructure in western NSW, the NSW Government, in conjunction with the Australian Government, is delivering a large infrastructure  upgrade program for this important transport route.

Use your knowledge, experience and expertise as an Environment Officer with infrastructure experience to participate in this large infrastructure project in western of NSW .

What you will be involved in:

  • Promoting the consistent application of environmental legislation, government and TfNSW environmental policy and procedures to support the delivery of transport infrastructure for the Princes Highway Upgrade Project
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team you will provide 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
  • Evaluating the performance of projects by coordinating the collection and analysis of data and reporting to assist and support project managers, staff and contract organisations improve environmental performance.
  • Reviewing and preparing comprehensive environmental assessment documentation to support the assessment of environmental impacts.

About you

You are tertiary qualified in environmental science, environmental planning, environmental management, environmental engineering or a related discipline.  

Your experience working within multi-disciplinary infrastructure project teams will be essential.  Your experience will  include the delivery of high quality environmental assessment documentation and the provision of practical guidance to identify and manage risks to improve the environmental performance of infrastructure projects.

Your previous experience in monitoring and evaluating environmental performance while providing advice and guidance to improve environmental outcomes in the construction phase of projects will equip you well as you will be on site engaging with a variety of stakeholders.

As you will be engaging with a variety of stakeholders from technical specialists to construction site personnel, you will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You must hold a Class C Drivers Licence as you will be required to travel to sites.   

This is a fantastic role where you will be able to use and build on your comprehensive environment skills gained in an infrastructure environment while contributing to valuable projects and the NSW environment.

Want to know more?

Please click here to view a copy of the position description.


Right now is an exciting time to join our team as we deliver an iconic $55.6 billion investment into future transport infrastructure and services over 40 years.

Be a part of something big. Apply today to register your interest!

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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.

Salary and Benefits

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

For more information on Employee Benefits at TfNSW please click here.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than two pages) which addresses:

a) how your skills and experience suit the role, and

b) your most significant and relevant achievement.

Need help?

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

For any enquiries, please contact Sharon Sorensen on 0466511620

Applications close: 11:59pm Tuesday 14 April 2020






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