Defence Environmental Approvals Lead






Req No: 259793BR

The Role

AECOM's Environment group in Melbourne has an exciting opportunity for a proven Environmental professional to join our high performing team and take a leading role in driving project delivery and excellence in client-service in the Impact Assessment & Permitting (IAP) Team, working within the Defence client account.

Our Impact Assessment and Permitting team is made up of industry leading specialists, offering our clients expertise in environmental impact assessment, permitting, approvals, environmental planning and management, natural resources, waste, water, air quality, due diligence, sustainability and resilience planning, as well as specialty and emerging technologies.

In this role, you will help support some of the biggest and most complex projects across Australia, working with project teams to sustainably deliver successful and high-quality outcomes for Defence and the Defence industry more broadly. This will include a requirement to operate as an effective part of multi-disciplinary Design Teams, identify environmental risks, develop innovative solutions to resolve issues and collaborate with a range of stakeholders within the Defence space. You will also manage and deliver general environmental projects for Defence as required, which is likely to include working with a range of technical specialists to help improve environmental outcomes across the Defence estate. You will provide technical leadership based on your broad experience in impact assessment, environmental planning and management, stakeholder management, sustainability and resilience.

Through working closely with Defence and contractors to Defence, you will gain a clear understanding of the client's requirements, maintain excellent relationships and will play a key role in delivering project performance outcomes. You will also help develop proposals and initiatives to successfully win new projects in the Defence space and grow the Defence business.

About You

Ideally, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Statutory Planning, Environmental Engineering or similar).
  • Relevant experience in impact assessment or environmental approvals across a number of market sectors, including the Defence market.
  • Knowledge of and previous experience with Commonwealth legislation (highly regarded).
  • Knowledge of and previous experience in the Victorian and other State and Territory processes (beneficial).
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen.
  • Interest in building client relationships and business development skills.
  • Effective collaboration, organisational and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects to meet program and budget outcomes.
  • ​​​​​​​Strong oral and written communication skills.

It is a requirement that candidates are Australian Citizens and eligible for, or in possession of, an Australian Government security clearance of baseline or higher.

Benefits at AECOM

AECOM is a place where you can maximize your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer and we've committed to creating a culture that embraces flexibility for all team members. We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time and job share options.
  • Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone.
  • State of the art, modern and contemporary offices.
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave.
  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging.
  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers.
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g., vaccinations, health insurance discounts.
  • Employee stock purchase plans.
  • Professional memberships.
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

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