Environmental Consultant (Bushfire Planning & Management)




Perth CBD or Bunbury, WA

Salary etc:

Permanent, Full-time.

  • Permanent full-time position based in Perth CBD or Bunbury.
  • Competitive remuneration | Flexible working hours | Friendly and supportive team.
  • Health and wellness benefits | Professional development opportunities.

About JBS&G

Join JBS&G, a leading environmental consultancy founded in 1996, now expanding rapidly across Australia. Our services include contaminated land assessment, groundwater remediation, auditing and compliance, environmental assessment and approvals, ecological services, hygiene and hazardous materials, environmental due diligence and liability, bushfire planning and management, stakeholder and risk management. With a team of over 250 experts, offices across Australia, and a strong reputation for innovation and quality, we're seeking dynamic professionals to join our growing team.

About the role

Reporting to the Bushfire Team Lead, you will be responsible for undertaking both desktop and on-ground site inspections and preparing a range of bushfire assessment and reporting outputs to support our clients' needs from site due diligence and constraints analysis to planning and building approvals and asset risk management. Thorough project management and regular client liaison are key to the role. You will also be actively participating in activities that contribute to the future development of the business and your own career.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conduct site inspections to inform opportunities and constraints assessments, Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments, Bushfire Hazard Level (BHL) assessments, Bushfire Management Plans (BMPs), emergency management planning, bushfire risk management plans and compliance audit reports.
  • Apply relevant WA bushfire policy (SPP 3.7 Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas), guidelines (Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas) and standards (AS3959 - 2018 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas).
  • Prepare high quality reports consistent with relevant guidance, ensuring technical defensibility.
  • Develop relationships with clients and ensure high quality customer service throughout projects.
  • Prepare proposals, ensuring accurate cost calculations and appropriate scoping.
  • Manage projects in line with client and company expectations.
  • Collaborate on business development initiatives that contribute to company growth.

About you:

  • 3 to 5 years' experience in bushfire management planning.
  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science or Engineering is essential, with an understanding of natural resource management and environmental sciences highly desirable.
  • FPAA BPAD accreditation Level 2 or 3 is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of State Planning Policy 3.7, Guidelines for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas and the construction requirements of AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas and the ability to apply these strategically to a wide range of planning proposals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to scientifically analyse and write accurate reports and complex proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain client relationships and manage projects effectively, as well as the ability to identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • A motivated team player who enjoys working with a close-knit group of professionals.
  • Full drivers' licence, and willingness to obtain a police and medical clearance.
  • Interstate applicants experienced in other jurisdictions who may be considering a move to WA are also welcome to apply.

Why work for JBS&G?

JBS&G has a culture of 'Care and Trust', which is reflected in our Values and the way we treat each other, the way we contribute to the success of the company, the way we look after our employees and the way we engage with our clients.

At JBS&G we value our employees and their careers, and actively seek opportunities for them to develop their skills and progress their careers. We also offer:

  • A fun and friendly work environment with regular social events .
  • Mentoring programs and industry memberships.
  • 50hr professional development time and progression pathways.
  • Purchase leave schemes.
  • Gender neutral paid parental leave.
  • Subsidised gym memberships and other wellness incentives.
  • Competitive remuneration and smartphone allowance.
  • Annual free skin check ups.
  • Support towards industry recognised qualifications.
  • Corporate philanthropic program.
  • Strong social and environmental ethos.
  • EAP & internal Mental Health Officers.

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