Environmental Consultant


NGH, Newcastle, NSW


Newcastle, NSW

NGH is seeking an Environmental Consultant with 1-5 years’ experience focusing on environmental impact assessment. This position is full-time with a 12 months’ limited duration contract, based in our Newcastle office.

The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, or similar. We are seeking someone who is passionate about the environment and has the ability to undertake field trips (generally 2-5 days) to support our senior consultants and specialists.

This role involves the delivery of environmental impact assessment and construction environmental management.

You will use your knowledge of environmental legislation to provide clients with advice. You will work with discipline experts to minimise impacts and deliver projects. You will work alongside specialist subconsultants across a range of disciplines.

About NGH

We provide environmental services to private and public-sector clients. NGH has strong environmental, social, and ethical standards. We provide sustainable knowledge-based solutions and advice for environmental management and impact assessment. NGH provides flexibility in the workplace and support for professional development.

The majority of our work is in renewable energy and linear infrastructure across NSW, ACT and Queensland. We are leaders in renewable energy constraints assessment, impact assessment and environmental management planning. This is a challenging and exciting industry.

What’s on offer

  • Work on renewable energy projects in diverse landscapes
  • Mentoring and support from industry leaders
  • Participation in a successful and growing business
  • Energetic and friendly team culture
  • Flexible work arrangements including flex time
  • Generous training budget
  • EAP Program
  • Ethical client base

Main duties

You will be part of a team with extensive expertise in infrastructure projects.

  • Understand environmental impact assessment documents prepared under State and Federal legislation and use this knowledge to independently undertake assessments such as REFs and SEEs
  • Prepare environmental management documents such as CEMPs, ESCPs, EMS’s
  • Manage and participate in project teams including ecologists, archaeologists, and acoustic and contaminated site staff or external sub-consultants
  • Manage projects within cost, time and quality objectives
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders
  • Prepare proposals and costings
  • Administer projects in accordance with NGH’s management systems
  • Use subcontractor management processes and assist administration staff with documents
  • Participate in the WHS, hold WHS discussion, identify WHS risks and controls and cooperate with WHS actions

Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science or related field
  • Demonstrated experience (minimum 1-5 years) in environmental impact assessment and or environmental management in NSW or within Australia
  • Knowledge of NSW impact assessment legislation and processes and environmental management
  • High level communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • High level computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Commitment to WHS participation and training
  • Drivers licence

Desirable criteria

  • Honours or post graduate qualifications
  • GIS mapping training or experience

NGH is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. During recruitment, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and people of all ages.

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