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Principal - Environment Effects Statement Lead

WSP in Australia - Southbank, VIC

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About Us

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 5,500 talented people across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. To find out more about working at WSP, our culture and values, please visit our website www.wsp.com .

The Opportunity

We are well positioned on major infrastructure projects in Victoria and already on tender teams with tier 1 contractors for detailed design and delivery projects in 2021. Specifically, we are preparing for several major rail and road projects including precinct planning and significant tunnelling components.

As such, we’re looking to bolster our senior EES/EIA capability and hire a technical lead to provide expertise on Victoria based environmental assessment and approvals, deliver on city and community-enhancing projects, and bring connectivity and market eminence. We currently have a good pipeline but need someone who can bolster own forward work load.

Some of the key projects we’ve recently been involved in:

  • DoT Transport Network Planning, Technical & Communication Services panel – WSP provide planning and environmental services for the Intermodal Freight Precinct Business Case and Design Development and Costing for the Outer Metropolitan Ring Transport Corridor (OMR).
  • Beaufort Bypass Environmental Effects Statement (EES) – existing conditions, options assessment, community engagement, environmental impact assessments, EES authoring and Planning Scheme Amendment for the Beaufort Bypass component of the Western Highway duplication.
  • Southern Program Alliance, Level Crossing Removals – environment and planning approvals, assessment and management during the delivery stage of multiple level crossing removals in Melbourne’s south.

What We'll Love About You

You will have contributed to projects of varying value, including large EES/EIA’s, and bring the following:
  • 10+ years' project management and environmental technical leadership experience
  • Proven ability to develop and enhance relationships, securing growth and future workload through the pursuit and winning of new work in addition to providing mentoring and technical development to the team
  • Ability to identify, develop strategies for and manage environmental issues associated with the environment and planning elements of large engineering projects
  • Significant experience in providing strategic advice to clients whilst leading and independently managing multiple projects and project teams
  • A demonstrated understanding of Commonwealth and State planning and environmental legislation, approvals and regulatory framework
  • Formal qualifications in environmental science, environmental engineering or urban and regional planning related disciplines

What We Will Offer You

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:
  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave and purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
Inspired by diversity and driven by inclusion

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.