Environment Advisor - East

APA Group

Location: Victoria

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

About Us

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $21 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country. Our operations span every mainland state and territory in the country and we employ more than 1900 people.

Our vision is to be world class in energy solutions.

The Role

We now have an exciting opportunity available for an Environment Advisor to join our Environment and Heritage team in Melbourne, Southbank office on a Permanent Full Time basis.

Reporting to the Environment Lead – Eastern Region, you will be supporting day to day compliance of asset, operations and construction environmental obligations, the delivery of APA environmental initiatives and the National Environment strategy at a regional level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting operations and facilitating an environmentally compliant approach to business activities within the region of responsibility (VIC/NSW)
  • Providing expert knowledge to facilitate risk control and promote a positive environmental culture within the business and region
  • Providing advice and support to key internal stakeholders regarding environmental requirements, risks and management measures
  • Coordinating and facilitating environmental risk assessments, environment and cultural heritage approvals for new assets and projects, and the preparation of Environment Management Plans and Cultural Heritage Management Plans for assets and activities within the region
  • Facilitating, coordinating and delivering technical environmental reporting obligations within the jurisdiction
  • Supporting the regional Environment Lead and Manager Environment and Heritage in delivering national reporting obligations
  • Facilitating and supporting engagement with key jurisdictional environmental regulators to advocate APA’s position on environmental matters as required
  • Supporting the broader National Environment team to take APA beyond compliance and adopt best practice environmental performance

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science / engineering / management or equivalent (essential).
  • Experience in Gas, Linear Infrastructure, Energy, Mining or other heavy industries (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of environmental management systems (ISO14001)
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (preferred)
  • Sound knowledge and interpretation of environmental law and environmental regulatory frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience in executing environment activities for mid-large size organisations
  • Accountability, Safety & Sustainability, Big picture thinking, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement & Innovation

Sound like your kind of career? We’d love to hear from you.

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in.

When you join us on this journey to success, you will have access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs. We are proud to offer hybrid working arrangements for our office based roles.

Role closes on Sunday 2 October. Role Reference number: 2816.

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