Environmental Scientist


Sydney Water


Parramatta, NSW

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Permanent, Full-time.


Job no: NM996

  • Join a dynamic, diverse and high performing team in an exciting time of growth
  • Full-time Permanent role located at our Headquarters at Parramatta
  • Proudly making a difference to establishing a best-in-class, customer centred, client organisation

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities. 

About us 

We have a proud heritage and a progressive future, providing world class drinking water and beautiful waterways from the mountains to the sea. We see the world is changing so we are changing too. Our people and their jobs are as diverse as the communities we serve. 

About the role 

To support the delivery of environmental planning, assessment and approvals advice that enables improved business, customer and environmental outcomes.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Perform environmental planning, identify approval pathways and prepare assessments in accordance with quality standards, legislative obligations and internal delegations
  • Under supervision, secure appropriate environmental approvals, licences and permits
  • Provide environmental advice to project teams and technical audiences, drawing upon experience and established procedures/guidelines
  •  Scope, engage and manage the provision of specialist technical expertise
  • Support and maintain effective internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute to innovation, knowledge sharing and provide on-the-job training to less experienced team members.

About you 

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science/environmental management (or other relevant discipline) and about 3 years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Proven experience in environmental planning, environmental impact assessment and environmental approvals for infrastructure development projects
  • Sound knowledge of relevant environmental legislation and current environmental issues
  • Competent identification and implementation of actions to manage environmental issues and assure environmental performance for engineering projects
  • Highly developed oral and written communication and negotiation skills
  • Understanding and experience with major water or other similar infrastructure utility.

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process. 

  • Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process. 
  • We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney. 

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