Umwelt offers the experience and insight gained from more than 5000 projects.

Umwelt’s growth and success is attributable to one key factor – our people! We invest highly in professional development and allow the opportunity for each employee to provide feedback in the direction of our business.

As experts in a variety of environmental disciplines, we are committed to collaborate in a workplace enabling inspired, innovative and cutting-edge solutions.

We have an excellent track record for successfully managing complex multidisciplinary and specialist studies for major strategic and development projects.

Although we have grown considerably over the last few years, Umwelt prides itself on the fact that we have been able to maintain a “small company feel” as well as a very positive and cooperative culture amongst our employees.


The advantage of choosing a career with Umwelt is best summarised by the feedback received at a recent staff development day:

  • high ethics / morals / standards;
  • diversity of work both in scale and complexity;
  • good reputation;
  • flexible work conditions;
  • work opportunities at regional, state, national and international levels;
  • supportive and friendly environment;
  • good staff interaction at social events and use of on-site gym facilities;
  • considerate leave entitlements (including parental leave); and
  • access to Company Director.

Position Title: WHS Officer

Location: Newcastle

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic WHS Officer to support with the management of our health, safety and quality systems.

  • Fulltime or part-time opportunity with flexible working arrangements available.
  • National environmental and social consulting service provider.
  • Great employee benefits.
  • Diverse project opportunities.
  • One of Australia’s largest employee-owned environmental consultancies.
  • Vibrant team culture with strong organisational values.
  • Opportunity to work with highly skilled team members.

About the role:

We are seeking a WHS Officer who will be working closely with and supporting the Quality and Integrated Systems Lead with all compliance and administration tasks relating to health, safety and quality. This position will also be providing Umwelt with a high level of support to the key personnel across the business to facilitate the effective management of certified system in Quality and WHS and Environmental Management system. This role will undertake a range of tasks including and not limited to compliance, administration, auditing, identification of improvements, writing of policies and procedures and driving outcomes. In addition, this position will also assist in ensuring all safety guidelines and processes are met, assisting in the implementation of risk assessments, drive risk reduction activities and support as required in investigation activities.

About you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic WHS Officer who is a self-starter and has ability to learn relevant HSQE systems.

You will have:

  • Relevant WHS qualifications and/or experience.
  • Understand or able to demonstration HSQE systems and processes understanding.
  • An ability to complete internal auditing, and demonstrate risk mitigation techniques.
  • Have experience in identifying improvements within the health, safety and quality systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to write policies and procedures.
  • Understand compliance and accompanying systems, monitor and measure safety outcomes.
  • Have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines, work effectively under pressure without compromising on safety.
  • High level of confidentiality, reliable, and flexible.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Outlook.
  • RTW Coordinator qualifications (desirable).

Benefits of working at Umwelt:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally, as well as providing mentorship.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Additional leave opportunities via #MeDays’ – 12 per year for full-time employees (prorated for part-time employees).
  • Opportunity to join the company’s Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Flexible work arrangements – including some ability to work from home.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors and services.
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • Dynamic employee benefits.

About Us:

We are a leading social and environmental consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including Renewables, Resources, Defence, Infrastructure, Mining, Regulation and Policy.

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. 

If you believe you meet the criteria, please apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

Applications will close by 21 October 2021, however we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Senior and Principal Environmental Consultants

Location: Newcastle (Sydney or Orange considered)

Due to continued growth and an increasing pipeline of work across our business, we have exciting and unique opportunities available for Senior/Principal Environmental Consultants in both our NSW Planning & Assessment team and NSW Environmental Management team. 

  • National environmental and social consulting service provider.
  • Great employee benefits and diverse project opportunities.
  • One of Australia’s largest employee-owned environmental consultancies.
  • Vibrant team culture and strong organisational values.

About the Opportunities

Senior or Principal Environmental Consultant / EIA Project Manager, Planning & Assessment

Working as part of our NSW Planning & Assessment Team, you will have the opportunity to project manage the delivery of a range of large-scale environmental impact assessment projects within the resources, renewables and infrastructure sectors. In this role you will be working alongside an experienced Project Director and will be responsible for delivering a wide range of interesting and challenging environmental impact assessment projects for major projects including, but not limited to, NSW Sate Significant Development (SSD) and State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) Projects.

The position includes scoping, planning, managing and actively completing projects and leading a team of specialists (both in house and external) to deliver for our clients. A key focus in this delivery will be on managing the preparation of high-quality deliverables including environmental assessment reports and approvals documentation. Working as part of our strong team will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop your skills, and to teach through relevant delegation and providing support and guidance. For this role, our ideal candidate would have experience in the project management of Environmental Impact Assessments and Development Approvals for NSW SSD and/or SSI Projects.

Principal Environmental Consultant, Environmental Management

Working as part of our NSW Environmental Management Team, this position will complete a wide range of interesting and challenging environmental management projects (with a focus on Mining / Extractive industries with the opportunity to also work across other sectors including renewables and infrastructure) including, but not limited to, environmental compliance advice and management, on-site environmental advice, development and implementation of environmental management systems and plans, environmental permitting and assessment, and management of specialist technical studies (e.g. ecological and cultural studies) and consultation programs.

The position includes scoping, planning, managing and actively completing projects and leading a team to deliver for our clients. Working as part of our strong team will provide opportunities for you to learn and develop your skills, and to teach through delegation and providing support and guidance. Our ideal candidate for this position has experience as an Environmental Consultant as well as having completed site-based environmental management roles.

Location negotiable – Newcastle, Sydney, or Orange.

About you

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Environmental Professionals (Senior or Principal) who have:

  • A degree in Environmental Science, Planning or Natural Resources Management
  • Extensive project experience, particularly related to the management and completion of environmental impact assessment projects within the resources, renewables and/or infrastructure sectors (Planning & Assessment position)
  • Demonstrated experience working on environmental and planning approvals work in NSW (Planning & Assessment position)
  • Extensive project experience, particularly related to the management and completion of environmental management and reporting projects including annual environmental review’s, preparation of environmental management plans, risk assessment facilitation, auditing, compliance management, mine closure planning and on-site environmental management roles (Environmental Management position).
  • Knowledge of and experience in implementing workplace health and safety requirements
  • Strong people focus, with the ability to balance client, employee, business and operational needs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels in both technical and non-technical environments
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including clients, government agencies and councils.
  • A high level of motivation and self-direction
  • Current drivers license
  • Desirably, applicants will also have experience working on SSD and SSI projects in the resources, renewables and/or infrastructure sectors.

About Umwelt

Umwelt is a leading employee owned environmental and social consultancy that is committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national, and international clients. Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. Our team works across Australia with key sectors including government, resources, renewables, Defence, infrastructure, urban development, and conservation. Our team has the experience and expertise to deliver, and we are keen to make a difference for our clients.

What we offer:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work over a wide geographic area across range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Additional #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff an additional day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE) to support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. 

If you believe you meet the criteria, please apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

Applications close 5 November 2021; however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Acoustician

Location: Newcastle

We are seeking an Acoustician to join our national team working on mining, resource and infrastructure projects, and implementation of our SiteEye real-time performance management system.

  • National environmental and social consulting service provider
  • Diverse and interesting project opportunities
  • One of Australia’s largest employee owned environmental consultancies
  • Vibrant team culture
  • Strong organisational values
  • Working with skilled personnel

About the role:

This position is required to support the senior acoustics staff by undertaking field noise and vibration monitoring, engineering calculations, environmental noise modelling and assist in the preparation of technical reports. These tasks will be undertaken across mining, resource and infrastructure sectors. This position will also provide support to our senior acousticians in the implementation and management of our Site-Eye real-time performance management system. In addition, this role may also be required to support other areas of the business on an as needs basis.

Our Acoustics team is requiring this position in response to growing opportunity and demand. We are seeking an Acoustician who is keen to work on a range of projects using innovative techniques.

What we are looking for:

  • A tertiary qualified engineer or science graduate
  • Strong data processing and analysis skills
  • 2-5 years of experience in environmental acoustics
  • A keen interest in the science and practice of acoustics
  • Experience in environmental noise computer modelling would be highly regarded but not essential
  • 1–2 years environmental consulting experience (desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of NSW acoustics standards, policies, regulations and legislation preferable
  • Proficiency in a programming language such as VB.NET, Python or R, (desirable)
  • Membership of the Australian Acoustical Society (highly regarded but not mandatory)
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects
  • Excellent writing skills with proven ability in the preparation of technical reports
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in technical contributions to environmental assessments, pollution reduction programs and routine surveillance monitoring
  • Ability to think laterally and interrogate data and results.

Benefits of working at Umwelt:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work over a wide geographic area across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Additional leave opportunities via #MeDays’ – 12 per year for Full-Time staff following your first month of employment
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP)
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors and services
  • Support, guidance and mentorship from key senior staff
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.

About Us:

We are a leading social and environmental consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including Renewables, Resources, Defence, Infrastructure, Mining, Regulation and Policy.

Our people are our Number 1 asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. 

If you believe you meet the criteria, please apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

Applications close by 11 October 2021, however we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Graduate and Mid-Level Environmental Consultants

Location: Newcastle (Sydney or Orange considered)

Due to continued growth, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Graduate Environmental Consultant, and a Mid-Level (2-5+ years’ experience) Environmental Consultant to deliver a wide variety of environmental impact assessment and management projects.

  • National environmental and social consulting service provider.
  • Vibrant team culture with diverse project opportunities.
  • Great employee benefits.

About the role:

Our team is expanding in response to growing opportunity and demand and we are seeking enthusiastic Environmental Consultants (Graduate and Mid-Level) with a strong desire to develop their skills through working with a strong team that can provide mentoring and development opportunities. You will work on delivering a wide variety of environmental assessment, management, and sustainability projects. You will operate as part of our Environmental Assessment and Management team helping deliver projects across a range of sectors including renewables, resources, infrastructure, Defence, industry and urban development. You will work as a key member of our team and will be provided with mentoring and support for you to grow your experience and technical knowledge.

Location negotiable – Newcastle, Sydney, or Orange.

About you:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Environmental Graduate Consultant (recent graduate or early in their career), as well as a Mid-Level Environment Consultant (with 2-5 years’ experience) looking to take the next step by working as part of a highly experienced and dynamic team working on a diverse suite of projects across multiple industry sectors. In these roles you will develop your project management and technical skills through delivering a range of environmental consulting projects. You will have:

  • Graduate Environmental Consultant – Either be a strong and motivated recent graduate or have 1-2 years of experience in an environmental field.
  • Mid-Level Environmental Consultant – Have between 2-5+ years of impact assessment, planning and/or experience in an environmental field and/or demonstrated experience in working on environmental/compliance audits. Possessing or pursuing certification as an accredited auditor would be advantageous.
  • A degree/post graduate qualification in environmental science, planning or related discipline.
  • Strong technical aptitude and project management skills.
  • Adaptability to undertake a range of technical work based on project requirements.
  • Interest and aptitude in working across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive team and client relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NSW and/or Commonwealth planning and environmental legislation is desirable.
  • Organised, motivated and self-directed.
  • Consulting experience would be an advantage however we would also like to hear from people with site-based experience.

About Umwelt

Umwelt is a leading employee owned environmental and social consultancy that is committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national, and international clients. Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. Our team works across Australia with key sectors including government, resources, renewables, Defence, infrastructure, urban development, and conservation. Our team has the experience and expertise to deliver, and we are keen to make a difference for our clients.

What we offer:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Additional #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff an additional day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE) to support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Support, guidance, and mentorship from key senior staff
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

If you believe you meet the criteria, please apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

Applications close 5 November 2021; however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Groundwater Modeller

Location: Brisbane

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented Groundwater Modeller to join our growing Hydrogeology team in Brisbane.

  • Vibrant team culture
  • Strong organisational values
  • Project diversity
  • Passionate and highly skilled team
  • Employee ownership opportunities and focus on staff wellbeing

About the role:

We are looking for Groundwater Modeller who has a passion for their work and has experience in developing and running MODFLOW groundwater models. The role is to work closely with our team in Brisbane, with opportunities to expand and explore your skills in modelling and consulting.

About you:

We are looking for an experienced Groundwater Modeller with the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Science or Engineering
  • A passion for hydrogeology, and enjoy developing innovative solutions for clients
  • Experience in groundwater consulting, with preference for expertise in groundwater modelling and uncertainty analysis for impact assessments and compliance studies in Australia
  • Expertise with groundwater modelling software (i.e. AlgoMesh, MODFLOW-USG, MODFLOW-SURFACT, FEFLOW, FloPy, PEST, PEST++)
  • Expertise in visualisation of groundwater data and GIS software (i.e. ParaView, LeapFrog, QGIS, Surfer, ArcGIS)
  • Preference for capabilities in data analytics and data processing using coding/scripts (i.e. Python, R, Fortran and C++)
  • Contribution to the preparation of reports and documentation detailing results of studies
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and clients
  • A team player who is organised and enjoys working collaboratively with the team and other technical disciplines

What we offer:

  • A genuine career role for an experienced and enthusiastic Groundwater Modeller looking to continue to develop their skills and experience
  • A role working alongside well-recognised professionals experienced in modelling
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff one day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE)
  • Employee ownership opportunities
  • An attractive remuneration package.

About Umwelt:

We are a leading environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including government, resources, Defence, infrastructure, mining, industry and renewables.

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. Umwelt are proud of our proven achievements to sustainably grow our team, including gender equality at all levels of our business, actively supporting our staff to achieve their career goals and investing in staff wellbeing with #MeDays. We are a company focused on our people, our technical quality and passion for the work we do for our clients and the environment around us.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

To discuss the role and/or the organisation you can contact Umwelt on 1300 793 267

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Principal or Senior Aboriginal Heritage Consultant / Archaeologist

Location: Melbourne

Our dynamic Victorian Cultural Heritage team is growing, and we currently have an exciting opportunity in Melbourne for a Principal or Senior Aboriginal Heritage Consultant /Archaeologist to lead, undertake and support a wide range of Aboriginal cultural heritage projects. Our current and emerging projects span a variety of sectors including renewable energy and power, transport infrastructure, water, resources, and Defence. This project portfolio provides our team with tremendous career development opportunities together with the opportunity to work on signature projects and experience a diverse array of engaging and technically challenging work.

About Umwelt:

With a strong focus on social impact, sustainability and using our diverse collective experience to develop smarter solutions that deliver positive impacts and value for our clients, communities, and society as a whole, Umwelt has grown to become one of the industry leaders in environmental and social consulting. A company focused on empowering and developing its people, Umwelt provides the opportunity to shape and advance your career within a supportive, collaborative and rewarding environment.

  • National environmental and social consulting service provider.
  • Vibrant and passionate team culture with diverse project opportunities.
  • One of Australia’s largest employee-owned environmental consultancies.
  • Great employee benefits.

About the role:

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and collaborative Principal or Senior Aboriginal Heritage Consultant /Archaeologist, to lead, manage, and support Aboriginal heritage projects across Victoria, with the scope to work on projects nationwide. Working closely with the Heritage Manager for Victoria, this role will play an important part in leading and developing Umwelt’s Aboriginal heritage practice in Victoria and in establishing a reputation for high quality project delivery, trusted advice and excellent outcomes for clients, our communities, and our business. The role will include scoping, planning, managing, and actively completing Aboriginal heritage projects.

For the right person, this position will have the opportunity to lead and support business development activities, providing input on emerging opportunities in relation to Victorian and national heritage market opportunities. This role will also be responsible for mentoring and providing on the job training to junior staff, developing and running technical skills workshops, establishing company best practice standards for Aboriginal cultural heritage project delivery, and technically reviewing Aboriginal cultural heritage deliverables.

The successful candidate will play a key role contributing to the growth and successful performance of our cultural heritage services, both in Victoria and nationally.

About you:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Principal or Senior level Aboriginal Heritage Consultant /Archaeologist who has:

  • Tertiary degree in Australian Archaeology or Cultural Heritage Management, postgraduate degree desirable
  • Previous relevant industry experience in a consultancy environment (ideally 6+ years’ experience for Senior / 10+ years’ experience for Principal)
  • Registration as a Heritage Advisor with Aboriginal Victoria.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant State and Commonwealth Aboriginal heritage legislation and associated regulations and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Management and delivery of large-scale Aboriginal heritage projects and approvals
    • Preparation of a range of high-quality technical reports and deliverables, including CHMPs, Salvage Reports and associated data for submission to AV, Aboriginal heritage assessments, due diligences and strategic advice, artefact analysis reports, and technical inputs for state level approvals including Environmental Effects Statements (EES) and impact assessments to a high standard
    • Proposal development including costing up Aboriginal heritage assessment activities, project programming, and writing project highlights and input for marketing collateral
    • Obtaining and implementing relevant Aboriginal heritage permits and compliance activities.
    • Archaeological surveys, excavation, monitoring, recording and identification and analysis of Aboriginal artefacts and material culture.
    • Working and liaising with Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage statutory authorities.
    • Scoping, developing, and delivering complex CHMPs, archaeological salvages and Aboriginal heritage assessments.
    • Working with team members to develop their skills, technically review their work and provide feedback.
    • Establishing relationships with Aboriginal Parties and key external stakeholders
    • Oversight and management of assigned project budgets, timeframes, and tasks to ensure quality project delivery.
    • Developing new project opportunities through a contribution to high quality proposals and participation in marketing and business development as appropriate.
    • Business acumen and project management skills (desirable)
  • Commitment to workplace health and safety requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including internal and external clients and government agencies
  • Excellent proactive problem-solving skills, with the ability to take ownership and accountability for deliverables
  • A team player who is organised, shows initiative, and is motivated with the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Australian Drivers licence (ideally manual).
  • The ability to be a creative and innovative thinker.
  • Curiosity, resilience, and empathy.

What we offer:

At Umwelt, workplace culture is paramount Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow, provides engaging project opportunities and provides a fun and collaborative environment. Continue to expand your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed as part of a consultancy that puts its people first.

  • A genuine career role for an experienced and enthusiastic Principal or Senior level Aboriginal Heritage Consultant /Archaeologist looking to continue to develop their leadership skills and experience.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.
  • Additional #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff one day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE) to support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Professional development support, including attendance at key industry events, conferences, and forums as well as membership to key industry regulatory organisations.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Support, guidance, and mentorship from key senior staff.
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.

We are a leading environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national, and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including resources, Defence, infrastructure, mining, industry, and renewables.

If you believe you meet the criteria above and have the desire to develop and shape your career within a leading Australian owned Environmental and Social consultancy, please apply via SEEK. Remember to take the opportunity within your application to showcase your experiences that align with the skills and requirements of the role. Please include a cover letter, and your CV outlining your previous experience.

Applications close 31 October 2021, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Senior Environmental Consultant

Location: Canberra, ACT

Umwelt’s ACT office is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Senior Environmental Consultant with experience in environmental impact assessment. 

As part of one of Australia’s largest employee owned, consultancies with a sole focus on delivering environment and social services to clients, you will experience:

  • a vibrant and supportive team culture
  • diverse project opportunities
  • strong organisational values
  • opportunities for career progression
  • flexible work arrangements and excellent employee benefits.

About the role:

Our ACT Environment team is recruiting in response to growing opportunity and demand and we are seeking a Senior Environmental Consultant with a desire to develop their skills delivering a wide variety of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management projects in the ACT, NSW and across Australia.

The role will assist delivery of projects across a range of sectors with a strong focus on Defence, urban development, infrastructure and renewables. You will work as part of our motivated and growing Canberra based team of environmental planners, scientists and ecologists, providing you with strong mentoring and support for you to grow your experience and technical knowledge. The projects you will work on may be located anywhere in Australia.

About you:

We are seeking a self-motivated, senior environmental professional who seeks an opportunity to use their existing skill set and experience to lead and deliver projects. To be successful in this role you will have excellent team skills, a collaborative approach to work and a drive to learn and grow professionally. Position requirements are:

  • A degree or post graduate qualification in environmental planning, science or related discipline.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience.
  • Attention to detail and experience in project management.
  • Impact assessment experience under the EPBC Act.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive team and client relationships.
  • Based in, or willing to relocate to, the ACT.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Baseline security clearance for work on Australian Government projects.

While not essential, the following attributes would be highly regarded experience:

  • Private sector consulting experience.
  • ACT planning experience
  • Experience working in EIA in NSW
  • Experience working in Defence, renewables or urban development

What we offer:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff an additional one day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE).
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Support, guidance, and mentorship from key senior staff
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

Umwelt (Australia) is a leading employee owned environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional and national clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including Defence, infrastructure, renewables, resources, urban development and industry.

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow

Applications close 5 November 2021, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date. We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.

Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Position Title: Senior Environmental Consultant

Location: Perth

Our team in Perth, WA are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic Senior Environmental Consultant with experience in environmental impact assessment. As part of one of Australia’s largest employee-owned consultancies with a sole focus on delivering environment and social services to clients, you will experience:

  • a vibrant and supportive team culture
  • diverse project opportunities
  • strong organisational values
  • opportunities for career progression
  • flexible work arrangements and excellent employee benefits.

About the role:

Our Perth Environment team is recruiting in response to growing opportunity and demand and we are seeking a Senior Environmental Consultant with a desire to develop their skills delivering a wide variety of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management projects in Western Australia and across Australia.
The role will assist delivery of projects across a range of sectors with a strong focus on resources, renewables, Defence, and infrastructure. You will work as part of our motivated and growing Perth based team of environmental scientists, social scientists, and ecologists, providing you with strong mentoring and support for you to grow your experience and technical knowledge. The projects you will work on may be located anywhere in Australia.

About you:

We are seeking a self-motivated, senior environmental professional who seeks an opportunity to use their existing skill set and experience to lead and deliver projects. To be successful in this role you will have excellent team skills, a collaborative approach to work and a drive to learn and grow professionally. Position requirements are:

A degree or post graduate qualification in environmental science, engineering, planning, or related discipline.

  • 8-10+ years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental impact assessments and WA environmental legislation.
  • Experience in project management and private sector consulting (highly regarded).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive team and client relationships.
  • Established relationships within the resources, renewables, Defence or infrastructure sectors in WA (highly regarded).
  • Self-directed, great attention to detail, take pride in your work and constantly look for better ways of doing things.
  • Based in, or able to undertake work in, Perth WA.

What we offer:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff an additional one day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE).
  • flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Support, guidance, and mentorship from key senior staff
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

Umwelt (Australia) is a leading employee owned environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional and national clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including Defence, infrastructure, renewables, resources, urban development, industry and government.

Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

Applications close 9 November 2021, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date. We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia. Umwelt is wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


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