Environmental Consultant

Aspect’s team has significant ongoing work with an existing client base and has immediate opportunities for full-time or part-time Environmental Scientists and a Principal Planner to support existing project demands and contribute to the development of future opportunities.

We are currently seeking experienced Environmental Planners/Scientists/Environmental Engineers, with experience in environment impact assessments (SSD/SSI/REF/SEE), modifications, CEMPs / OEMPs and associated supporting documentation, to support our team in Sydney (either our Norwest or upcoming City office). Auditing and EMS experience are desirable.

In this role you will have the opportunity to apply your skills on challenging projects, including logistics, road and rail infrastructure; energy distribution, mining; and schools infrastructure.

What abilities are we looking for in these roles

§ Coordinate, manage and support the preparation of impact assessments and consultation with relevant agencies;

§ Undertake research and review of assessment documentation and best practice measures to inform delivery of innovative solutions to clients;

§ Capability to engage and collaborate with multi-disciplinary clients and stakeholders in the collation and provision of project documentation to support all project phases of complex developments;

§ Be a strong verbal and written communicator;

§ An understanding of the workings of NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation and planning instruments;

§ Highly motivated, self-directed, proactive and strong team commitment with the willingness and ability to solve problems through innovative and critical thinking;

§ Valid driver’s licence; and

§ Right to work in Australia for an immediate start.

Your experience

§ Experience in undertaking and/or managing environmental impact assessment and preparation of supporting application and documentation

§ Experience in applying environmental management and compliance practice to construction and operating developments

§ A minimum of 7 years’ experience (15+ for Principal role) working on environmental impact assessment with a demonstrated knowledge of NSW and Commonwealth environmental and planning legislation and planning instruments, preferably in a consulting or construction environment.

§ Environmental science, environmental management, science (or similar); environmental engineering tertiary degree qualifications

§ Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Our roles:

We are looking to fill up to three positions to join our team at senior, principal or possibly director level depending upon experience, capability and consulting management expertise.

The role involves working on behalf of our clients to effectively and efficiently deliver complex, and often confidential projects. Delivery of these projects requires capability to review existing planning, assessment and management plan documentation to inform and manage ongoing and future planning, construction and operations.

You will be expected to be able to operate in both a semi-autonomous and collaborative manner in delivery of project outcomes.

You will be involved in a mixed working environment comprising Aspect’s business office in the Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills, our future City office located in Martin Place, our clients’ offices and our clients’ sites. This may require travel within and outside of metropolitan Sydney.

You will gain experience in business development and consulting practice by working directly with business leaders who have in excess of 15 years’ of experience in leading and building local environmental practices within international consulting engineering firms.

Main responsibilities:

§ Support the team through the coordination and preparation of environmental planning documentation.

§ Provide technical support to senior resources, to meet or exceed client expectations.

§ Plan, programme, coordinate and manage the delivery of projects or project components.

§ Maintain expectations of budget, timeframe, technical and quality standards in each project deliverable.

§ Identify opportunities and develop (or assist in the development of) future business that aligns with Aspect’s core business strategy.


The qualifications we are looking for in a successful candidate include:

§ At minimum, an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science or equivalent;

§ 7-20+ years’ industry experience, preferably working within a consulting and/or construction environment;

§ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (NSW SSD and SSI); CEMP /OEMP project experience essential;

§ Knowledge of Commonwealth and NSW Environmental Legislation;

§ NSW White Card (CIC);

§ Environmental Auditor qualifications (e.g. Exemplar Global (or equivalent) certification in Environmental Management / Environmental Management Systems) – desirable but not essential;

This is a unique opportunity for someone who is seeking to accelerate their career within a growing local company with the added benefit of industry-recognised senior staff to support your professional development.

Please apply directly. No CV’s accepted from recruiters/recruitment agencies.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent


  • relevant environmental planning or management: 7 years (Required)


  • Bachelor Degree (Required)


  • Sydney NSW (Required)


  • Construction Industry White Card (Required)
  • driver's (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work Eligibility:

  • The candidate can work permanently with no restriction on hours (Required)