Principal Environmental Consultant




Perth, WA

About the Opportunity

Working as part of our Perth Environment team this exciting and diverse position will lead, manage, and complete a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, environmental assessments, environmental and planning approvals, environmental management and compliance projects and other integrated services as required.

The position includes scoping, planning, managing and actively completing environmental assessment and management projects including taking ownership of all aspects of project delivery to provide a fully integrated outcome. As a Principal, the role will include leading and empowering project teams to deliver high quality project outcomes in a manner that meets or exceeds our client's expectations. The role will also use their experience to guide and mentor junior members of the team.

In addition, the role will have a business development function including working with the WA Environment Manager and Regional Manager WA to build and maintain strong client relationships, and preparing of high-quality proposals to assist in winning new work and growing our sector diversity. .

The position is responsible for effective management of project budgets, timeframes, and resources to ensure effective project delivery, provide an ongoing focus on achieving quality project outcomes, and enhancing client relationships.

If you are a Senior or Principal Environmental Consultant and are looking for a new opportunity, we would be interested in hearing from you.

About Umwelt

With almost three decades of experience and eight locations nationwide, we are a team of vibrant professionals with experience across a range of sectors including renewables, infrastructure, Defence, regulation and policy, resources, and the urban development sector We provide fully integrated environmental and social assessment and management services including concept and feasibility, technical assessment, consultation, approvals, delivery, operation, and decommissioning.

At Umwelt, workplace culture is paramount. Our people are our most important asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow with a collaborative and supportive environment and engaging project opportunities. Continue to expand your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed as part of a consultancy that puts its people first.

About you

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Principal Environmental Consultant who has:

  • A university qualification (bachelor's degree or higher) in environmental science or engineering or related discipline.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience within the WA Planning and Environment sector.
  • Extensive project experience, particularly in relation to the resources sector and delivery of integrated services and projects.
  • Consistent delivery of high-quality written deliverables.
  • Ability to lead, contribute to mentoring, continuous improvement and professional development as part of project delivery.
  • Ability to effectively liaise with clients, authorities, the community and other stakeholders, as required and appropriate to the issues being discussed.
  • Strong data analysis and investigation skills.
  • A sense of creativity, innovation, and empathy.

What we offer

Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. As part of our team, you will be offered: .

  • #MeDays - an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff an additional day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE in addition to other leave) to support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunities to work nationally across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • A workplace culture of learning and personal development, with a mix of in-house and externally hosted training opportunities offered as well as mentorship.
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives and hands-on training.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our vision is to make a difference for our clients, our people, and the world around us. We rely on the diversity and unique experiences that each of our employees bring to deliver on this vision. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in the workplace.

Our team is privileged to work closely with Indigenous communities across the nation, and we are actively progressing, as a team, the commitments we have made in our own Reconciliation Action Plan. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We support and promote a family-friendly working environment, and we offer a range of family-friendly work practices that allow our team members to balance their work commitments with their family responsibilities. This includes flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and additional #MeDays, as well as a range of established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.


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