Environmental Planner or Scientist


Umwelt Australia



  • One of Australia's largest employee-owned environmental consultancies.
  • Flexible work arrangements and excellent employee benefits.
  • Additional Benefit of a #ME Day (Paid day off once a month).

About Umwelt

With over 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.

About the Role

Due to increasing opportunities and demand for our team's skills and experience, our Victorian team is expanding. We are seeking an enthusiastic Environmental Planner or Scientist that is eager to develop their skills by working with a dynamic, respected team in an organisation that offers tremendous mentoring and development opportunities.

In this role, you will contribute to delivering environmental impact assessments and environmental planning work across various sectors, including renewables and infrastructure. You will be exposed to work on some of Victoria and Australia's most high profile and complex proposals, with an opportunity to work on Environment Effects Statements, assessments of impacts on matters of national environmental significance, Ministerial planning permit applications, and planning scheme amendments. You will collaborate with our dedicated and growing Melbourne-based team of environmental planners, scientists, ecologists, social consultants, and archaeologists, benefiting from substantial mentoring and support to enhance your experience and technical expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing and conducting environmental impact assessments.
  • Gather, analyse, and interpret environmental data from various sources (e.g., field studies, surveys, GIS data).
  • Ensure that projects comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and standards.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating environmental projects, including timelines, budgets, and resources.
  • Engage with stakeholders (e.g., clients, communities, governmental agencies) to gather input and address concerns.
  • Prepare detailed reports, including findings, recommendations, and mitigation strategies, for clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of environmental management plans to mitigate adverse environmental impacts.
  • Conduct site visits and inspections to monitor environmental conditions and compliance with regulations.
  • Assist in writing proposals for new projects, including scope of work, methodology, and cost estimates.

About You:

  • Degree qualification in environmental science, planning, or related discipline.
  • 1-5 years' experience, ideally as an Environmental Scientist or Planner in a consulting environment.
  • Strong technical aptitude and project management skills.
  • Adaptability to undertake a range of technical work based on project requirements.
  • Interest and aptitude in working across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive team and client relationships.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated experience in approvals and environmental assessments under Victorian legislation.
  • Consulting experience or expertise in specialised environmental fields is advantageous.

What's In It For You?

We care about our people and want to help you grow in your career. As part of our team, you will be offered:

  • ME Days: We provide our staff with up to an extra day of paid leave each month for mental health and wellbeing.
  • Flexible work options to suit your lifestyle.
  • A role with experienced professionals that can mentor you and help you develop your skills.
  • Opportunities to work across the country on different and challenging projects.
  • Opportunities to join Umwelt's Employee Share Plan.
  • A learning and development culture, with different training options and assistance.
  • Wellbeing tools and initiatives and hands on training.
  • An attractive salary based on your skills and experienced.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.

Diversity and Inclusion 

At Umwelt, we are committed to fostering a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We're all responsible in creating a diverse, inclusive, and accountable culture where employees of all backgrounds and lifestyles feel a sense of belonging, mutual respect, and kindness.

The Umwelt team are privileged to collaborate closely with Indigenous communities across the nation, and we actively pursue the goals outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan. We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment not only enriches our workplace culture but also drives innovation and excellence in all that we do. Join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable workplace where everyone's unique perspectives and contributions are valued.


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