Principal Environmental Scientist - Darwin Australia

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Location: Darwin Australia, Australia

Principal Environmental Scientist


Principal Environmental Scientist

Job Summary

Are you looking at taking your environmental consultancy skills to the next level by leading project teams and managing successful delivery for clients, developing and enhancing relationships whilst maintaining a focus on business development opportunities?

Our Darwin office has an exceptional opportunity to work on a range of environmental projects extending from high profile, technically complex major infrastructure, in both urban and regional contexts, to strategically important asset improvements across a full suite of sectors in the Northern Territory

We need someone with strong environmental advisory and impact assessment experience and detailed legislative understanding, an excellent industry reputation, and a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, environmental planning and/or environmental engineering. You will have strong commercial acumen and emotional intelligence to develop and maintain positive relationships to enhance client retention and growth, while drawing on your skills to effectively manage resources, timelines, quality and budgets.

Minimum Requirements

You are a strong project manager, influencer, and most importantly, a real collaborator. You will utilise your excellent leadership and management skills, open communication and proven technical knowledge whilst maintaining a strong client focus.

The Principal Impact Assessment Consultant will play a significant role in managing and delivering industry leading projects for our Clients and support the growth of the business by developing and enhancing client relationships and winning work.

Management and coordination of various EIA projects, including, but not limited to petroleum and mining approvals, Defence and Northern Territory Government projects

All aspects of project management, including preparation of scope and cost estimates, financial and budgetary management, resource allocation and scheduling, health and safety management and engagement of subcontractors.

Authoring and peer review of high quality interpretative and technical deliverables, including proposal/tender preparation as required.

Effective verbal and written communication, liaison and management of clients, regulatory bodies, subcontractors and vendors.

Supervise, provide safety leadership and mentor/ develop junior staff.

Collaborate with the wider AECOM business on a range of projects requiring EIA advice, including major infrastructure developments.

Preferred Qualifications

Have more than 10 years’ demonstrated experience in

a professional EIA consultancy setting, including demonstrated project management experience.

Demonstrated experience in mentoring project teams and providing technical support and leadership to junior staff

Strong background in impact assessment and environmental approvals, including data gap analysis, technical studies, document preparation and regulator consultation.

Knowledge and experience of NT and Commonwealth regulatory frameworks, including application of the Environmental Protection Act 2019 and Environmental Protection Regulations 2020, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and other Acts and Regulations applicable to managing environmental aspects and risks.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable

Minimal experience: Unspecified

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