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Jacobs Principal Environmental Consultant in North Sydney, Australia

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

When it comes to environmental consulting, we see the world as our greatest resource. That’s why clients trust Jacobs to help solve their most complex environmental challenges and opportunities. We partner with government agencies, municipalities, private sector companies and leading environmental organisations to deliver proven industry expertise on new infrastructure, sustainability and environmental initiatives around the globe. With a strong pipeline of work in Eastern Australian & New Zealand , we currently have an exciting opportunity in Sydney for a Principal Environmental Management Consultant to join our team. Our current and emerging projects span a variety of sectors including transport infrastructure, power and energy, water, renewables, waste to energy, Defence and industrial. This solid pipeline provides our team with tremendous career opportunities, signature projects and a diversity of invigorating work. With in-house teams covering all environmental, planning, and spatial disciplines as well as other technical/engineering teams, our people have plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

We are looking for a motivated and collaborative individual with extensive experience in environment assessments; environmental risk assessments; feasibility studies; development and implementation of environmental management systems; auditing and compliance assessments and due diligence advice in transactional services.

The successful candidate will play a key role contributing to the growth and successful performance of our Environmental Management services across Eastern Australia and New Zealand.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

You are a leader in the environmental field, respected by your peers and clients for the quality of your project delivery and client focus. An outstanding networker, people come to you for your help in solving challenges. You have extensive experience (15+ years) – across sectors, project size and project life cycle – enabling you to provide a range of solutions to clients. A creative and innovative thinker, you will see opportunities to do things better, bringing value to clients and to the business. You will have substantial experience in the provision of health, safety, and environmental services, and demonstrated delivery of EESs, EIAs, environmental risk assessments, feasibility studies and management of large multidisciplinary projects.

Skills and requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

  • Current working knowledge of environmental legislation, particularly in New South Wales but also including the requirements across other State and Commonwealth jurisdictions

  • Proven project management experience in the delivery of large multi-disciplinary projects

  • Well-developed commercial acumen and business development skills

  • Leadership within project teams across all disciplines and leadership within the business

  • Strong engagement and communication skills to liaise with relevant authorities and key stakeholders

  • Extensive experience in the successful delivery of complex environmental/sustainability strategies and outcomes

  • Knowledge of the current and leading industry standards to manage environmental risks

  • Undertake technical reviews of specialist reports and submissions for statutory approvals

  • Provide mentoring, guidance, and support to junior staff across the national practice area

  • Outstanding client relationships and industry links which generate new business opportunities

  • Expert subject matter knowledge in several of the following sectors: rail industry, Defence, roads, renewables (wind, solar, hydro, batteries), waste management, waste-to-energy, hydrogen, industrial, power and energy, water sector, construction environmental management

If you are seeking to contribute to high profile projects that will lead to excellent career prospects within one of the largest global engineering firms then we encourage you to apply.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s Network – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. First Nations peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are invited to nominate for a cultural representative to participate on the interview panel, please let your recruiter know in your application.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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