Title:  Senior Environment & Approvals

Job Number:  18737

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2009

About John Holland:

At John Holland, our purpose is simple – we transform lives with everything we do.  We’ve always known that infrastructure is about people — our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we work every day. That’s our difference. Deep experience and capability with a genuine care about creating better lives for people along the way. Be part of the team that’s up for the challenge of transforming lives for good. 

About the role:

The NSW/ACT Infrastructure business is currently seeking a Senior Environmental and Approvals manager based in Pyrmont. Reporting to the Environmental and Sustainability Manager, this role will support infrastructure projects from a Pre-Contract perspective and also support projects through the launch phase where required.


Key responsibilities of the role include:


  • ­Provide operational environmental and approvals guidance, diligence, consistency and discipline to business leaders to drive a culture of best practice.
  • ­Ensure John Holland adopts robust due diligence and risk management processes and understands and meets its regulatory and legal environmental
  • obligations.
  • ­Promote the understanding of opportunities related to planning approvals, ensuring well balanced long-term decision making is consistently applied
  • ­Ensure the BU and projects adopt John Holland systems, strategies, policies, objectives and targets from concept planning through to design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance to meet customer requirements and help increase profit and market share
  • ­Audit, analyse, report and communicate to senior management and operational staff members.
  • ­Support the tender process and be the subject matter expert by providing environmental and approvals input to EOI, RFPs and tenders and projects

About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Engineering, Science, or Sustainability
  • Construction environmental approvals management, generalist environmental and approvals experience
  • Specialist NSW planning approval experience
  • Strong communication skills and team management experience  

What's in it for you:

We’re about connecting your sense of purpose to ours. We understand that your career is one of the biggest ways to have an impact on the world. We also believe in supporting you as a whole person, not just an employee. 

We reward and support our people in so many ways. This starts with being flexible about how different people like to work. From generous leave policies to wellbeing and relationship support, your needs sit at the heart of our employee benefits.  

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