First listed on: 06 May 2024

Environmental Services Advisor

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Environmental Services Adviser (Full Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range starting from $126,780 + 11% Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Provide timely and accurate specialist environmental advice and recommendations on WaterNSW’s environmental issues, delivery of management plans, environmental management system requirements, policies and procedures to WaterNSW staff, local government and contractors.
  • Undertake inspections and audits to ensure compliance with environmental approvals, management plan objectives and advise on management and mitigation of environmental risks and hazards.
  • Liaise and negotiate with staff, contractors and consultants in relation to the technical and other information required to support a range of environmental activity types to meet legislation obligations and project approval conditions.
  • Support the development, assessment and revision of environmental policies, plans and procedures relevant to legislative requirements and responsibilities.
  • Undertake environmental process health checks (environmental audits) of relevant WaterNSW activities and documentation, identify non-conformances and recommended actions and implement corrective actions, change and closure of non-conformances in a collaborative manner.

What we are looking for:  

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Planning/Science/Assessment/Management/Law, Natural Resource Management, Planning, or other relevant discipline.
  • Experience in providing advice on environmental matters including compliance with relevant statutory approvals, licences, permits and authorisations.
  • Experience in the on-site application of regulatory and organisational environmental policies, systems and procedures and providing recommendations for mitigating adverse environmental effects.
  • Specialist knowledge relating to environmental legislation, standards, environmental compliance.
  • Highly developed personal skills in time management, organisation and improved environmental outcomes.
  • Effective verbal communication to lead and influence stakeholders and staff toward a culture of continuous improvement in environmental performance and exceptional written communication.
  • Current Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • Favourable to have experience in development of environmental training and awareness materials (online and in person) to achieve best practice environmental outcomes.

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women.Visit our WORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team/ culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information. 

For more information, please reach out to: Talent Acquisition Partner Azmine Amer at

Please note applications for this position will close on 28 May 2024.

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