Senior Environmental Planner (2 positions)


Coastal Infrastructure Business Unit, Department of Transport, Western Australia


Essex Street, Fremantle, Western Australia

Salary etc:

$100,966 - $111,590 p.a. + 9.5% superannuation


Position Number: 25841

  • Salary: Level 6, $100,966 - $111,590 p.a. - PSGO (CSA) GA 2017 + 9.5% superannuation
  • Work Type: Permanent - Full Time and 3-year contract – Full Time

Working for the Department of Transport (DoT) gives you the opportunity to play a part in connecting the people of Western Australia. We are a progressive organisation. We are leaders in providing safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transport services and solutions that promote economic prosperity and enhance the lifestyles of all West Australians.  There has never been a more exciting time to join our team and be part of the future of transport.

We’re looking for

Senior Environmental Planners to join our Coastal Infrastructure directorate.

This is a unique opportunity for experienced Environmental Planners to play a pivotal role in managing the environmental and heritage components of our coastal infrastructure projects.

You will be tertiary qualified and have extensive experience working on environmental and heritage issues as they affect complex capital works projects, including all relevant approvals and providing expert advice. Your knowledge of the Western Australian regulatory environment relating to the marine and land environment and maritime infrastructure will be highly regarded.

You will be an effective communicator with an ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with environmental and Aboriginal heritage government agencies.

We currently have two roles to fill. One permanent position, and one fixed term 3-year opportunity. The occupant of the permanent role will focus on various projects within the Maritime Planning team. The fixed term opportunity will be directly involved in the Government’s commitment to develop the Spoilbank Marina at Port Hedland.

We need someone who can 

  • Coordinate and prepare environmental and Aboriginal heritage approval applications
  • Identify environmental compliance obligations as it relates to planning, constructing and operating coastal infrastructure
  • Participate as a key member on project teams to provide specialist environmental advice
  • Investigate and report on issues and potential project environmental risks
  • Represent the Department in complex negotiations and hearings as the Departments Environmental expert
  • Cultivate strong, productive working relationships and partnerships

You can expect

  • The opportunity to shape and develop the role and really make it your own
  • To work in an exciting and challenging coastal infrastructure environment
  • An organisation that is forward thinking and open to change
  • A competitive salary, and 9.5% employer contributed superannuation and salary sacrifice options

The Department of Transport promotes diversity and a workplace that is free of discrimination. People from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal Australians and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Subsequent Vacancies

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Transport in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.


We have a great culture and live our values of Clear Direction, Fresh Thinking, Excellent Service and Great People. 

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Closing date:

1 April 2019