Principal Environment Officer

Principal Environment Officer

Job Title: Principal Environment Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3143466
Contact Name: Lucia Schefermann
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 01, 2020 13:47

Job Description

Benefits include: 
• $56.01 per hour + super
• Interesting community & council projects
• Located Northern suburbs from Brisbane 

We are working with a Local Council located in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane. We are looking for experienced an Principal Environmental Officer (Planning & Policy) for an initial 3 - 6 month contract opportunity.
The purpose of the role will be to provide specialist environmental planning expertise to Council and guide a team of environment officers to deliver complex environmental planning and policy projects, programs and initiatives.

Duties will include but not limited to:
  • Prepare and execute project plans for a range of complex environmental planning and policy projects, programs and initiatives, achieving performance outcomes that align with Council’s strategic direction.
  • Act as a principle point of contact for environmental planning and policy matters, providing accurate and timely information and expert advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Foster and sustain relationships with government agencies, industry, researchers, technical experts and interest groups on a range of environmental matters including policy development and implementation, legislative reviews, fauna and flora research and assessment of development proposals.  
  • Identify training opportunities for a team of environment officers and support the delivery of environment related training to internal stakeholders, assisting Council to meet its environmental legislative obligations.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for continuous improvement of business processes and support a customer focused culture within the team.
Requirements include:
  • Degree in environmental science, environmental management, biological science, zoological science or other relevant field.
  • Current C class driver’s licence.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in a similar role or a role requiring a similar skill set.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of environmental related legislation, strategic and land use planning processes and Council’s local laws and policies, or the ability to quickly acquire this information
  • Ability to coach, motivate and influence at all levels of the organisation
For a confidential chat about this opportunity, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Lucia Schefermann

03 8535 3111


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