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Jacobs Senior Associate Environmental Consultant in Sydney, Australia

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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.

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With a strong pipeline of work in Australia, we currently have an exciting opportunity in Sydney for a Senior Associate Environmental Management Consultant to join our team.

Our current and emerging projects span a variety of sectors including renewables, power and energy, water, transport infrastructure, and Defence. 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 environmental advisory, coordinating and managing large multidisciplinary project teams and delivering complex projects. Specialising in Environmental Management Services in projects from concept through to decommissioning, development and implementation of management plans and systems, due diligence and governance and compliance with environmental approvals, permits and licenses. You will be a “people person” and be able to demonstrate how collaboration and communication has driven your career forward. Experience with specialist services (e.g. noise, air quality, wind and climate change) would be highly regarded.

The successful candidate will play a key role contributing to the growth and successful performance of our Environmental Management services, both in New South Wales and nationally. You will also have opportunities to draw on our international networks and work collaboratively with our ANZ colleagues.

Here’s what you’ll need :

You are a remarkable leader in the environmental field, valued by your peers and clients for your supreme 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 are self-motivated and have substantial experience in the provision of health, safety and environmental advisory services, and demonstrated delivery of EIAs, environmental risk assessments, feasibility studies and management of large multidisciplinary projects. Skills and requirements for the role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline

  • Exceptional understanding and up-to-date working knowledge of environmental legislation across multiple jurisdictions

  • Proven Project Management experience in the delivery of large multi-disciplinary projects, as Project Director and Project Manager

  • 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 development and 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 and experience in at least three of the following sectors: transport, Defence, renewables (wind, solar, hydro, batteries), waste management, 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 highest ranked global engineering firms then we encourage you to apply.

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