Senior Environmental Planner or Scientist


Umwelt Australia



  • One of Australia's largest employee-owned environmental consultancies.
  • Flexible work arrangements and excellent employee benefits.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors and on diverse projects.

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

As a Senior Environmental Consultant, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our clients by delivering comprehensive environmental impact assessments, environmental planning, and environmental management projects primarily within Victoria, and occasionally interstate. Your expertise will be crucial in advancing projects across various sectors, with a primary focus on renewable energy and infrastructure. This role focuses on complex and multi-dimensional environmental assessments and planning approvals, including Environment Effects Statements (EESs), Ministerial planning permits, and planning scheme amendments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Scope, plan, manage, and execute environmental assessment, environmental planning, and environmental management projects, ensuring integrated outcomes and high-quality delivery.
  • Team Management: Manage project teams to achieve exceptional project results that meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain a focus on delivering high-quality project outcomes and enhancing client satisfaction.
  • Client Engagement: Build and maintain strong client relationships, developing high-quality proposals to secure new business.

About You:

  • Qualifications in environmental science, planning, or related degree discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental impact assessment or environmental planning (Victorian experience preferred) Consulting experience is desirable.
  • Experience managing aspects of (preferred) or working on Environment Effects Statements and/or Ministerial planning permit applications or planning scheme amendments in Victoria.
  • Experience working on energy sector related projects, including renewable energy and/or electricity transmission.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental and planning legislation, regulations, standards, and best practices.
  • Experience managing medium to large projects through the development spectrum, including managing timelines, budgets, and resourcing.
  • 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.

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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