Senior Consultant - Social Impact




Flexible location across NSW - best suited to Newcastle, Wagga or Bega

  • Seeking a senior specialist in Social Impact Analysis.
  • Excellent employee benefits including WFH to keep your work life balance healthy.
  • Flexible location across NSW - best suited to Newcastle, Wagga or Bega locations.

About NGH:

Drawing on diverse and innovative experience of almost 30 years, NGH is rich in Australian history, providing sustainable knowledge-based solutions and advice for environmental management and impact assessment to a variety of private and public sector clients. NGH is considered an industry leader in renewable energy, having worked in this sector for almost 20 years. As a company NGH prides itself on our strong environmental, social and ethical standards.

Our expansion has meant we can provide services that meet the needs of clients large and small, based in urban areas, regionally or remotely. It also means the breadth of our experience is as diverse as the Australian landscape. We see our key strength lies within our people and as an employer provide flexibility in the workplace and support for professional development. 

The role:

NGH has recently established a Communications and Social Sustainability team to support the delivery of game changing infrastructure. Much of our work is in renewable energy infrastructure in regional areas and we aim to ensure that our projects support a more sustainable Australia and more resilient regions. Ultimately, we want to lead the industry in collaborative engagement and robust social impact assessment and management.

Due to rapid growth in our projects, we are seeking a Senior consultant specialising in Social Impact Analysis and broader Social Sustainability.

This role will support our clients in meeting the growing government and industry expectations for communications, engagement and social impact analysis for large scale infrastructure and regional development projects. 

Key deliverables for the Senior Consultant – Social Impact:

  • Leading development and delivery of Social Impact Assessments for each project.
  • Development of Social Impact Management Plans to support delivery and operation of large-scale infrastructure. 
  • Providing strategic advice to clients on Social Impact analysis requirements and risks.  
  • Working with community groups to setup local funds to share ongoing benefits of large-scale infrastructure projects. 
  • Writing reports summarising social impact assessment and management outcomes. 
  • Providing targeted analysis and inputs into long term regional plans.
  • Facilitating workshops, completing interviews, and analysing complex data as part of targeted social research.

About you

We are looking for talented and ethical go-getters with experience supporting infrastructure planning and the renewable energy, transport, water, and regional development sectors.

  • Tertiary Qualifications in the relevant fields, such as social science or social planning.
  • Experience working in rural areas and engaging regional communities. 
  • Renewable energy sector experience or a strong interest in this area.
  • Understanding of state and territory guidelines for engagement and social impact assessment.
  • Strategic planning and problem-solving skills. 
  • Problem-solving aptitude.

What’s on offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Opportunities for growth and development with a generous training budget.
  • Part of a successful and growing business.
  • Energetic and friendly team culture.
  • Diverse work environment.
  • Ethical client base.

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. Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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