Mid-Level Environmental Consultant


Onward Consulting


Armidale, Newcastle - NSW or Brisbane - QLD

Opportunity to work on large scale complex renewable energy, mining, and gas projects with a supportive high-performing team

About Onward Consulting

Onward Consulting (Onward) is a highly respected environmental consulting firm with offices in NSW (Armidale and Newcastle) and QLD (Brisbane) and an expanding suite of nationally significant projects. We service clients throughout Australia with a focus on major project developments in the resources, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.

Onward has rapidly established itself as a specialised consultancy in the assessment, approval, modification and compliance of a number of major projects. Our focus on high quality advice and products, and our drive to form strong, lasting relationships, has resulted in achieving repeat business with major project clients.

Our team has decades of combined experience and provide a broad range of services, including:

  • Management and preparation of environmental impact assessments.
  • Preparation of environmental management plans.
  • Communication services to Government, community and project stakeholders.
  • Construction and operational environmental compliance support.
  • Water licencing and compliance.
  • Environmental risk assessment and due diligence.
  • Environmental auditing services.
  • Rehabilitation and closure planning.

Current clients include BHP, Santos, Whitehaven Coal, South32, Idemitsu, Metis Energy, Elecnor/Green Light Contractors, Aurelia Metals and Queensland Energy Resources. Current projects include the largest solar farm in NSW and the largest resources project in NSW.

More information is on our website https://www.onward.net.au.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated person with 5 years of experience in large scale project approvals (renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure), environmental compliance, and auditing. Your key focus will be the delivery of environmental approvals and compliance projects in partnership with our established, top tier clients to support several high-profile development projects.

On a day-to-day basis your work will include a mix of primary approvals (e.g. EIS, Review of Environmental Factors, Development Applications and consent modifications), secondary approvals (e.g. EMPs), construction and operational compliance. Experience in field monitoring and survey, biodiversity offsets, mine site rehabilitation and sustainability reporting will be highly regarded.

This is an opportunity to join an emerging company and grow with it. You will be encouraged to pursue your own interests, build relationships with your own clients, and generally step up and make things happen.

About You

Skills and experience

The ideal applicant will have a degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, or urban and regional planning, along with 5 years or more experience in major project approvals and / or onsite environmental management. Industry and consulting experience will be considered favourable but not essential.

You will have the flexibility in working arrangements, including flexible working hours and working from home. As an experienced consultant, you will be provided with an autonomous environment, while receiving support from senior personnel as needed. The location of the role is flexible with our offices in NSW (Armidale or Newcastle) or QLD (Brisbane).

Benefits of working with Onward

The benefits of joining a new expanding business include:

  • Growth - we offer autonomy and responsibility, which leads to accelerated personal and professional growth.
  • Shape your future - follow your interests, build your team and your expertise.
  • Flexibility - we use modern communication systems to allow our people to work from anywhere.
  • Rewards and recognition - we believe those who contribute to the success of the business should be rewarded accordingly.
  • Achieve success - be part of a professional and high-performing team that has a genuine interest in the success of their clients and strong focus on high quality service and product.
  • Gain experience - be part of building a highly respected and expanding company, working directly with experienced personnel, and exposure to some of the most complex projects in Australia.

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