Environmental Consultant (Approvals)

Stantec Australia

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Environmental Consultant (Approvals) - ( 230000I3 )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve, because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role

This role will see you working closely with industry specialists to undertake and coordinate environmental approvals for high profile, challenging projects for a range of clients from multinationals to local companies. Stantec is currently undertaking numerous complex assessments under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (WA) and Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).

You will be given the opportunity to utilise your science background within a well-structured team to problem solve, provide technical insight, and communicate with other multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, drafters, project administrators and contractors, enabling you to further develop your skills working in a fast-paced, consulting environment.

As part of this opportunity, you will gain experience in project management, proposal development and developing relationships with clients and stakeholders on a wide range of small to large projects. You will also support the continued growth of our business and foster the development of environmental approvals capability across our mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Support our team by providing specialist environmental approvals advice and assessment services on a range of projects in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors.

  • Provide technical support that ensures project outcomes meet or exceed both client and Stantec’s expectations.

  • Plan, coordinate and manage approvals projects where required.

  • Work within budgets and timeframes, while providing high quality deliverables for projects.

  • Identify opportunities and develop business within the approvals team.

To be successful for this role you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science or related discipline.

  • 2 years’ industry experience, preferably working within a consulting environment;

  • Knowledge of State (WA) and Federal environmental legislation and approvals framework;

  • Experience in mining and/or linear infrastructure projects;

  • Experience in the preparation of Native Vegetation Clearing Permits, Environmental Referrals, Works Approvals, and Mining Proposals is highly desirable.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development and wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements – Including work from home opportunities, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning, and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • Professional Registrations and Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their immediate family members

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science or related discipline.

Primary Location : Australia-Western Australia-Perth

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 31, 2023, 6:20:07 PM

Req ID: 230000I3

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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