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Planning & Environment Advisor

Alinta Energy

Location: Melbourne, Perth

Job Type: Full time


  • Permanent full-time Position based in Perth/Melbourne with hybrid working model
  • Leading Edge de-carbonisation and Renewable Energy Projects
  • Be at the forefront of the energy transition and gain experience in areas across the project development and delivery lifecycle

About Alinta Energy:

At Alinta Energy, we’re constantly striving to do better. Whether it’s lowering customers costs, providing world class local service or sustainable energy, our aim is to be better. And to keep getting better day after day. Better for our customers. Better for Australia. And better for our environment.

We’re a leading Australian utility with a generation portfolio of 3,000MW of owned or contracted assets, over 1 million combined electricity and gas retail customers, and around 1,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Supplying energy in Australia for over 20 years, today we’re a vertically integrated energy company providing generation, retail and wholesale supply of gas and electricity across Australia. We are aggressively pursuing the development of renewable energy generation and offer local customer service through support hubs in Perth, WA and Morwell in Victoria.

Our Culture:

It’s an exciting time to become a part of our growing team at Alinta Energy. Our people are our greatest asset and we’re committed to a culture that’s focused on being better at providing great service externally and internally. An organisation where people truly matter. That’s better.

About the Role:

We are currently seeking a Planning & Environment Advisor to join our Asset Strategy team, reporting to the Project Development Manager. The role will be responsible for providing key inputs and advice into the development of projects at Alinta. You will be managing the environment, tenure and statutory approval requirements for new projects. This role will understand the interaction between technical requirements and design elements of project infrastructure and stakeholder and regulatory requirements for a project.

The role will also identify the gaps/conflicts between technical and contractual positions and legislation requirements, negotiated agreements and the views held by key stakeholders. You will assist the Strategic and Business Development functions to identify, access and pursue new projects.


  • Support the business development during ideation, pre-feasibility and feasibility study phases for prospective development projects
  • Implement innovative land access, statutory approval and impact mitigation strategies for greenfield and brownfield development projects
  • Manage impact assessment studies and prepare applications for statutory approvals
  • Engage with First Nations groups to manage Native Title and Indigenous Heritage aspects of development projects
  • Contribute to the preparation and detailed review of EPC contract documentation as required
  • Engage with landowners, utilities, state government departments and other land interest holders to negotiate land access agreements and licences.

Skills & Experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (for example Environmental Science, Construction, Sustainability, Surveying)
  • Experience in a similar role in mining, construction or with energy projects
  • First hand experience navigating and federal planning and environmental laws and regulations with demonstrated results
  • Project development or project management experience on infrastructure projects from $10m to $100m+.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with capacity to influence and negotiate
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and direct multiple workstreams, consultants or contractors
  • Experience in Indigenous relationships, Indigenous engagement and heritage management

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Planning & Environment professional who is looking to join a leading industry player in the Australian energy transition to a low carbon economy.

One of our key values at Alinta is ‘People Matter’, so even if you don’t possess all the mentioned skills and experience, we would still encourage you to apply!


  • Hybrid working arrangements for most roles, combining office-based and work from home.
  • Staff energy discount offer (where products are available)
  • Generous employee referral bonus
  • Salary Packaging options
  • Wellness programs including our Employee Assistance Program and free full access to the Headspace application.
  • Paid community volunteer leave
  • Access to LinkedIn learning
  • Discount program for a range of products and services
  • 14 weeks of fully paid parental leave.
  • Company paid salary continuance insurance.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave.
  • Modern offices with free snacks, drinks, and coffee

Let’s spread the positive energy together…

Alinta Energy is a 2023 Circle Back Initiative employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Please note that if your application progresses you will be required to complete background/pre-employment checks. These checks may include but are not limited to - right to work/immigration checks, reference checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and additional finance checks for finance related positions.

How to apply:

Click “APPLY” to submit your application. Closing Date: 22nd of September.