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Jacobs Environmental Scientist / Planner -Multiple Roles in Sydney, Australia

Your Impact:

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.

Multiple exciting opportunity are available for Environmental Scientists and Planner to join our Planning and Environmental Approvals team based either in Sydney or Newcastle.

These role will contribute to the delivery of a strong pipeline of exciting projects in the New South Wales renewables, energy storage, water and transport sectors. The team is part of a national planning and environmental approvals practice, enabling you to work on projects across Australia with our 250 strong Environmental Solutions business.

The role:

You will work alongside highly experienced professionals that will support you to grow and develop professionally. You will:

  • Work with clients throughout project planning phase in the preparation of environmental constraints reports, scoping documents, review of environmental factors, environmental impact assessments and statutory planning submissions.

  • Support the scoping and management of environmental studies and surveys.

  • Prepare high quality environmental approvals documentation and environmental management plans.

  • Have access to career development framework to guide your career growth.

  • Receive coaching and mentoring from industry leaders in a work environment that values diversity, flexibility and professional development.

Here’s what you’ll need :

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to work across a diverse suite of projects across multiple industry sectors. In this role you will develop your consulting, writing, project management and technical skills through delivering a range of environmental consulting projects. You will have:

  • A degree/post graduate qualification in environmental science, environmental planning or related discipline.

  • Consulting experience in environmental impact assessment, environmental planning or environmental management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of New South Wales and Commonwealth environmental planning legislation.

  • Exceptional organisational skills with strong motivation and ability to work self-directed.

  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Interest and aptitude in working across multiple disciplines and sectors.

We offer a flexible hybrid (home/office) working arrangement to promote work-life balance and the role can be full time or part time to suit your needs.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. 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 to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

We're the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6 th consecutive year, we've been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia). In New Zealand, we're a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. In Australia, our Reconciliation journey continues to be a considerable focus across all levels of the Jacobs community as we progress our Innovate level Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we're inclusive, we're more connected, and if diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, 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 eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

No matter what drives you, you'll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

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

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