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  • Manage the delivery of property environmental projects
  • Provide technical expertise and advice in relation to assessment and management of contaminated land and hazardous building materials
  • Parramatta Location. 12 months fixed term contract, with a view for extension.


About us

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

Sydney Water has been in business for more than 130 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re complacent. We know we must keep building a business that is able to respond quickly when faced by new challenges.  We’re constantly working to improve our service, and to innovate and invest in new technologies to delight our customers and protect our future.

Join us and help innovate to meet the challenges of our growing cities.

About the role

As a senior Project Manager Environmental Services, you provide technical expertise, advice and project management for the delivery of property environment projects and initiatives, that meet compliance and regulatory requirements and deliver the maximum return to Sydney Water and our customers.

Within this role, reporting into Team Manager of Environmental Services, you develop plans and manage projects with clear targets, objectives, KPl's, scope of work, milestones, risks, controls, costs and deliverables which meet the business needs and ensure the effective delivery of the project.

Key accountabilities pertaining to this role are:

  • Manage the delivery of property environmental projects relating to contaminated land management (CLM), hazardous building materials (HBM), demolition of decommissioned assets and illegal dumping, encompassing the entire project management cycle
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide advice as a CLM/HBM Subject Matter Expert (SME) to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure business case and contract variations are identified, registered, validated, tracked and approved
  • Report on project status including KPl's, cost, schedule, risk, safety and any variations
  • Review, analyse and report on environmental consultant technical reports and scientific expert reports
  • Provide support in the establishment contractor panels and follow the management strategy for consultant
  • Instruct, engage and manage consultants and contractors on Sydney Water projects
  • Undertake environmental due diligence assessments for proposed property acquisitions and disposals, Property Optimisation Program (POP), leasing and delivery partners

As You will also bring:

  • Relevant degree qualification (e.g. environmental science, environmental management, engineering, occupational hygiene) or equivalent experience
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s (EIANZ) Contaminated Land Assessment Specialist Certified Environmental Practitioner (CLA Specialist CEnvP) desirable.
  • Licensed Asbestos Assessor (LAA) desirable.
  • Project management knowledge and expertise.
  • Broad experience working with and possesses a good technical understanding of the investigation, management and remediation of contaminated sites; Hazardous Building Materials (HBM) investigation, remediation and management; Environmental Management Systems and environmental legislation
  • Demonstrates awareness of applicable property and environmental laws, legislations, regulatory and internal policies and controls affecting property transactions and property management undertaken
  • Prepare clear project proposals and define scope and goals in measurable terms
  • Establish performance outcomes and measures for key project goals, and define monitoring, reporting and communication requirements

Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact Adrien.kingsley@sydneywater.com.au


About the company

Bathurst Regional Council provides employment opportunities in a diverse range of careers. Council employs more than 400 staff to deliver services which respond to the needs of the Bathurst community. 

Working at Bathurst Regional Council offers a great range of benefits including:

Employee assistance program

Paid parental leave

Employee education assistance

Rostered day off (for most full time positions)

Corporate gym membership

Work/life balance


About the role

Bathurst Regional Council, in partnership with Lithgow City, Mid-Western Regional and Oberon Shire Councils, is seeking an environmental or engineering practitioner to deliver a regional contaminated land capacity building project.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority funded project requires the successful candidate to help councils develop local contaminated land policies, procedures and land-use information systems while advising on contaminated land management matters across the four Councils. The successful candidate will be based at Bathurst Regional Council but will be required to work from the offices of our project partners on a regular basis.


What you will need to succeed

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have technical experience in dealing with contaminated land management and remediation.  Essential criteria include holding a degree in environmental science, engineering or equivalent; a working knowledge of contaminated land legislation and how it relates to local government; and experience in project management.  A current class C motor vehicle driver's license is also required.

The successful applicant will be able to use their highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to effectively build the capacity of staff within the Councils to better deal with local contaminated land issues.



A salary of between $1598.70 and $1764.67 per week will be negotiated with the successful candidate, plus 9.5% super.


Next Steps

Please submit your application through Council’s website via the following link https://bathurstregionalcouncil.elmotalent.com.au/careers/external/job/view/89

Applications close 10 November 2019

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is a dynamic agency committed to supporting Western Australia’s community, economy and environment by managing and regulating the state’s environment and water resources.



The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is seeking a passionate, professional and driven individual for a permanent full-time opportunity as an Environmental Officer, Specified Calling Level 1 within the Contaminated Sites branch.

This highly varied and challenging role is primarily responsible for providing specialist technical advice and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders on the investigation, remediation and management of contaminated land. This includes the critical assessment of site investigations, site classifications and assessment of planning and development applications in the context of site contamination, along with a range of other projects – all within a supportive team environment.

This role will provide the successful applicant with unrivalled professional exposure to a significant and diverse range of contamination and remediation issues, and will help to develop their career as a contaminated land and regulatory professional. The Department will also provide access to a range of professional training and development opportunities to build skills and experience across a diverse range of technical areas for the successful candidate. The Department’s broad regulatory responsibilities in environment matters also provides excellent future career opportunities with significant scope for gaining experience across a range of internal business, scientific or engineering roles.



The Department is responsible for all environmental and water regulation, creating a ‘one stop shop’ for industry and developers and a greater opportunity for streamlining and simplifying regulation.

Find out more by visiting our website at www.dwer.wa.gov.au

Our values-based culture reflects who we are and how to go about business. Candidates will need to demonstrate through their application an alignment to our organisational values of:


We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference

In a commitment to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce, we strongly encourage indigenous Australians, women, youth, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.



If you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this opportunity, please apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. This will take you through a series of questions and steps.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia, and proof of entitlement to work is required prior to appointment.

Applications should be received by 5pm Monday, 2 December 2019 and should include:

  • A detailed resume including two referees; and
  • A brief covering letter of a maximum two pages detailing your experience, skills and abilities in relation to the following essential work related requirements:
  1. A Bachelor of Science degree or an approved equivalent appropriate for this role
  2. Proven ability to understand and apply legislation and policy to support government and organisational objectives.
  3. Demonstrated ability to conceptualise, analyse and evaluate information to develop practical solutions and make informed decisions.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders including the ability to gain consensus and commitment from others and resolve issues and conflict.
  5. Proven ability to successfully deliver products and services to the required standards within the required timeframes.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems.




If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, you can contact the Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.



For further information about this opportunity, please contact Paul Newell on 6364 7155 (not to be contacted for Applicant Information Packs).

Please refer to the Applicant Information Pack and Role Statement as these documents will assist you in preparing your application. If you experience difficulties downloading these documents please contact the Recruitment and Establishment Officer on (08) 6364 6613.

If you experience difficulties lodging your application online please contact recruitment@dwer.wa.gov.au prior to the closing date. This email account is not to be used for the submission of applications.

In accordance with Commissioners Instructions Filling a Public Sector Vacancy, subsequent vacancies may be filled by applicants ranked suitable to this position for a period of up to 6 months from endorsement of the recruitment decision and to similar vacancies that arise within the DWER within 12 months from the date of endorsement.

These positions may be part or full time on a permanent or fixed term contract basis with the possibility of extension or permanency in a variety of metropolitan and regional locations.

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 2 December 2019 at 5pm



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Enginurity is a specialist recruitment and search consultancy operating in the contaminated land and water sector and have been retained by New Zealand’s premier contaminated land consultancy to recruit for a number of positions.

Our client has seen continued growth driven by strong demand for their services with the addition of two new offices in Hamilton and Invercargill to add to their existing offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch and their team growing to more than 155 staff.

This presents a unique opportunity for an Environmental Chemist or Environmental Scientist with a background in contaminated land who has a keen interest in environmental risk assessment, human health risk and environmental toxicology to work in consultancy across a wide range of contaminated land projects with high profile clients.

The role is based in our clients Auckland office of over 70 people and will be part of their contaminated land team. The role will look at specifically risk assessment (environmental and human health) in the field of contaminated land and depending on your experience will either be a technical specialist role or technical with a client business development aspect.

About You
We are interested to hear from candidates with an Environmental Science degree, ideally to Masters in Environmental Chemistry or similar who can demonstrate:

  • At least 8 years post graduate professional experience in contaminated land assessment and remediation.
  • Experience or keen interest in environmental chemistry / environmental toxicology relating to risk assessment.
  • Ideally some field experience (soil sampling, groundwater monitoring, construction monitoring field investigations etc) together with environmental chemistry / toxicology experience or a keen interest in environmental chemistry within the field of contaminated land.
  • Experience for business development, developing client relationships would be useful, but not essential.
  • EIANZ Contaminated Land Assessment Specialist Certified Environmental Practitioner (CLA Specialist CEnvP) would be desirable but not essential.

For more information or to apply, contact Dominic Henderson at Enginurity - dominic@enginurity.co.nz

  • Full time position
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Melbourne-based, located just off Monash Freeway (Mount Waverley)

Australian Environmental Auditors Pty Ltd (AEA) is seeking an experienced technical assistant for its landfill program in the Melbourne office. Due to continued growth in AEA’s Landfill division, we have a full-time position available within our landfill team.


The successful candidate should:

  • possess a degree in engineering or science;
  • have a minimum of 5 years experience in the environmental industry
  • have experience in landfill management, landfill gas and/or leachate;
  • have an understanding of landfill aftercare, landfill hydrogeology, landfill cell and cap construction;
  • demonstrate a proactive and energetic approach to work, with the ability to work autonomously as well as working closely with other technical and non-technical staff;
  • hold a full driving licence;
  • be prepared to travel to sites within Victoria and occasionally interstate;
  • possess good written and verbal communication, with some experience writing and compiling technical reports;
  • demonstrate ability and confidence in relating with clients and all levels of AEA staff; and
  • be an Australian citizen or hold proof of the right to work in Australia.


About AEA

With a staff of 24 (with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth), AEA employs seven in-house contaminated land auditors. We conduct audits and expert services in all states and territories throughout Australia. Our experienced professionals have been involved in hundreds of audits and auditor related tasks throughout the country. We are proud to present clients with pragmatic, timely and cost-effective statutory and non-statutory auditing services.

AEA is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.

AEA offers team members:

  • a competitive salary package commensurate with experience;
  • opportunities for quarterly bonuses;
  • access to ongoing training and career development opportunities;
  • professional memberships;
  • flexible work conditions, and
  • the opportunity to contribute in a diverse and rewarding environment.


Please send applications to careers@envaud.com.au


Internship / Work Experience

Gaining work experience and/or trying to navigate a career path upon completing university can be daunting. To support students in the environmental science space, ALGA is happy to provide, to its current Student Members and Unemployed Members, a post board where prospective employers are able to view your CV and contact you directly. Please contact our office +61 2 4485 1136 or 1300 780 719 for details on how to get your information posted, alternatively email secretariat@landandgroundwater.com.


CV & contact details

Concordia University, Montreal Canada
French/American Student


Melbourne based - up to July 2019

As a student majoring in Political Science and focusing my studies on environmental sustainability, I am eager to learn new ways to promote climate change initiatives, advocate for improved environmental management procedures, and ensure the health of populations. Through my university courses and activities, such as, among others, ‘Environmental Ethics’, ‘Globalization and Sustainability’, ‘Urbanization’, and related research and group involvement, I have developed a deeply felt commitment to sustainability, both on an personal level (veganism), as well as from a collective perspective. For me, it has become imperative to increase my knowledge and participation, and, in turn, to help provide others with a more comprehensive understanding of environmental challenges, and what is required to address and overcome those challenges.

Upon the completion of my current university studies and, I hope, with the help of this internship, I look forward to finding a career path devoted to the pursuit, with other committed individuals and groups, of a new paradigm of environmental protection management. Although I have not yet identified the precise parameters of such a career path, I am convinced that an internship opportunity with Australasian Land & Groundwater Association would help to guide me in the right direction.

At the same time, I am confident that I can utilize my skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to be helpful in the achievement of your projects. I was raised bilingually and biculturally, in an international environment, and thus have had the chance to connect on a regular basis with diverse people and cultures. My upbringing has not only guided me on effective ways to convey ideas to a range of individuals and to achieve success within varied groups, but it has also stimulated a sensibility that allows me to relate easily to others at work and in an array of other social settings

CV & contact details

I’m looking for a job with an environmental NFP, which is the only work I’ve wanted to do since I was a teenager. But I’ve been knocked back from about thirty job applications over the past year because I was lacking one key skill or another, and so I decided to do a mass mail-out of my credentials to see what would come back.

Even if you don’t have a role available (or because you're entirely staffed by volunteers), if you could point me in the right direction or put me in touch with someone who could hire me, I would be grateful. This really is the only work I’m interested in, and I want to spend every working day for the rest of my life caring for the environment.

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