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Senior Environmental Assessment Officer
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Posted 22 June 2021 Salary Starting salary from $118,863 per annum (plus super and annual leave loading) Email
Region NSW Contact Pamela Morales Website View
Type Contract Phone 02 9274 6386    

• Unique Opportunity for Senior Environmental Officer to join great team

• Planning Officer (Professional) PO2. Starting salary from $118,863 to $127,224 per annum (plus super and annual leave loading) 

• Temporary Full-time Roles of up to 24 months with the possibility for extensions or conversion to ongoing

• Parramatta CBD location


Are you an experienced environmental assessor, planner, scientist, engineer or environmental management professional who is looking to progress your career in a dynamic and rewarding role based in Parramatta CBD?


The Opportunity & Role

Do you want to play a key role in major development projects that will shape the future of Sydney and NSW?

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is looking to engage an environmental assessment professional to contribute to the NSW Government’s assessment of high-profile projects across a range of industry sectors. 

Industry Assessments is a dynamic team responsible for assessing some of the most complex and interesting development applications in the State.  These developments are diverse and include large scale waste and remediation projects, chemical and manufacturing industries, agricultural and aquaculture projects, warehouse and distribution facilities, developments within the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis, recreation and tourist facilities and cultural events such as music festivals.

This role is within the Department’s Planning and Assessment Group – Industry Assessments team and will contribute to the whole of government assessment of development applications and management of post approval requirements, in order to deliver balanced environmental, social and economic outcomes for the people of NSW.

The Senior Environmental Assessment Officer will report to the Team Leader, Industry Assessments and is required to work independently as well as part of a cohesive team.

What we do:

• Environmental impact assessments, assessment of environmental management plans and other post approval documents, compliance across Metropolitan and Regional NSW

• Evaluate and manage NSW’s high-profile and contentious SSD (State Significant Development) 

• Support and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, providing opportunities for exposure to various aspects of government

• Project management, coordination and negotiation across state agencies, councils, various other stakeholders and community.


The role involves:

• Managing and assessing multiple development application projects at various stages in the planning process

• Working collaboratively with senior officers on larger and more complex projects

• Writing concise and well-argued development assessment reports and other briefing material that provide clear recommendations to the decision maker

• Reviewing management plans and technical sub-plans 

• Meeting with applicants and other stakeholders

• Undertaking site visits throughout the State


About You:

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who have: 

• Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written work

• Knowledge of and experience in assessing the impacts of a wide range of issues, including noise and vibration, air quality, contamination, visual, urban design, ecology, water quality and traffic

• Extensive experience in the field of development/environmental impact assessment or similar


Essential Requirements:

•  Degree in environmental science or management, engineering, town planning or other relevant discipline

•  Demonstrated knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation and its practical application

•  Willingness to travel within NSW and (minimum) Class C Driver’s Licence


To learn more about the role, please refer to the role description. 

Enquiries: Please contact Pamela Morales on 02 9274 6386 or 


About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.


Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications Close: 11.59pm Sunday, 11 July 2021


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.


Our commitment to flexible working:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.


Our commitment to diversity:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.


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