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Title:  Senior Sustainability & Environmental Advisor

Job Number:  12961

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges. We do that by providing leading design, engineering, construction and asset operations, across infrastructure, transport, building and property in Australia and New Zealand.

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

Are you up for the challenge?

About the Role

John Holland is looking for an experienced Senior Environmental & Sustainability Advisor to join our team. You will be accountable for managing and enhancing the sustainability and environmental performance and ensuring compliance for all project works. As well as engaging and being a part of our wider Environment and Sustainability Infrastructure and Major Projects team providing strategic support and input across upcoming tenders and existing projects in NSW and Nationally. The role will be based out of our Pyrmont office.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Coordinate and provide day to day specialist sustainability and environmental support to internal stakeholders, including group and regional teams
  • Provide operational environmental and sustainability guidance, diligence, consistency and discipline to business leaders to drive a culture of best practice
  • Identification and effective management of sustainability and environmental risks
  • Embed sustainability and environmental requirements into the design and procurement process and make sure accountabilities are communicated to the project team
  • Support the tender process by providing environmental and sustainability technical input to EOI, RFPs and tenders
  • Liaise with government bodies and professional organisations on environmental and sustainability matters
  • Establish, monitor and report on key sustainability and environmental performance objectives and standards for managing project risks and report to senior staff members
  • Provide assistance and guidance to sustainability and environment professionals enabling them to deliver and lead contemporary approaches and practices
  • Support the development of environmental and sustainability team personnel in leading practices and driving improvement
  • Ensure John Holland adopts robust due diligence and risk management processes and understands and meets its regulatory and legal environmental obligations
  • Monitor, measure and evaluate environment and sustainability performance in order to support the continuous improvement of John Holland’s systems and practice

To be successful in this key role, you must have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, Science, Sustainability or other associated disciplines
  • Specialist environmental and sustainability experience within the Construction industry ideally within a Tier 1 Contractor
  • Sound understanding of sustainability and environmental principles and application within the construction industry, including Sustainability Rating Schemes such as ISC
  • Understanding of environmental and sustainability management techniques and statutory approval processes
  • Understanding of Federal, State and local environmental statutes and legislation
  • Knowledge of tender requirements, project planning, development, implementation and review
  • Specialist construction exposure for 5 or more years
  • Ability to work autonomously to resolve issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

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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