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Title:  Environmental Lead

Job Number:  9906

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About North Western Program Alliance

North Western Program Alliance (NWPA) consists of three Alliance partners – John Holland, KBR and MTM and the client (LXRP), working together as one team to achieve shared goals. 

NWPA has a proven track record with the successful delivery of four level crossing removal projects, several premium stations and three projects currently in delivery phase. 

We’re proud to make a real difference to the lives of people on our program of works and in the communities in which we operate. Our values are Excellence, Empowerment, Creativity and Care.


We are currently looking for an experienced Environmental Lead to join us, based on our Pakenham project, on a 12-month max-term contract.

About the Role

Whilst you will be initially based on the North Western Program Alliance at the Pakenham project, this is a long-term career opportunity with John Holland.


As an Environmental Lead, you will work closely with the Program Environmental and Sustainability Manager, to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, identify and manage environmental risks and help develop the project and program capabilities to support the delivery of NWPA projects.  You will report to the Project Manager and be responsible for providing sound advice on complex issues, in relation to on-site environmental management on our projects. You will work with the project delivery team to ensure adherence to environmental legislation, regulations, and contractual obligations. 


With a strong pipeline of projects confirmed on NWPA, this role has the potential for permanency. 

Responsibilities of the role include;

•    Take leadership responsibility for site environmental management. 
•    Provide and take leadership responsibility in site environmental management.
•    Contribute to development of work methods and rolling short term construction programs and plan daily/weekly production work.
•    Build strong internal and external stakeholder relationships through proactive and professional communication to keep key personnel informed.
•    Identify and mitigate risks prior to works commencing, communicate with and engage relevant stakeholders to control risk and contribute to build a risk management culture.
•    Consult with workers to identify opportunities for efficiencies and streamlining of environmental processes, striving to be a leader within the industry.
•    Gather and listen to feedback from stakeholders and peer groups on ways to improve environmental programs.
•    Support and act as an advocate for the JH SQE Risk Management process. Complete Workplace Risk Assessment (WRA) and Activity Method Statement (AMS) workshops and reviews.
•    Complete field-based reviews and inspections, particularly for high-risk work activities (in line with the John Holland Global Mandatory Requirements (GMR) approach). Provide information on the effectiveness of controls to the business.
•    Supporting 2 smaller projects in the northern suburbs as well as Pakenham for the first 2-3 months

To be successful in this role, you will have;

•    More than 5 years’ experience in a senior role specialising in environment and sustainability 
•    Technical competency and understanding of Environmental scope
•    Tertiary qualifications in Environment or a related discipline
•    Skill in review of design documents, ability to understand drawings, provide constructability review and implement final design plans
•    People and Performance Management of subcontractors, suppliers and direct labour
•    A focus on solutions and the ability to empower others and drive positive project outcomes
•    Ability to travel to and work on-site in Pakenham (approx. 3 days/week on-site)

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives.

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. For us, a diverse, inclusive and enjoyable culture is the foundation for great work. It’s why we encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities and cultures, and promote a flexible way of working that enables a work-life balance.


We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority. 

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