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Technical Director - Environmental Assessment

GHD - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Executive & Strategic Management
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Make a move to GHD today and transform your job into a rewarding career. We are inviting applications for a Brisbane-based Technical Director - Environmental Assessment & Approvals position, reporting to the Business Group Leader - Environmental Assessment, Planning and Stakeholder Engagement.

GHD’s Environmental Assessment and Approvals Team has a stable and growing workload, and we are looking for a dedicated professional with a combination of strong leadership, commercial acumen, client relationship and technical ability. Our current project portfolio includes undertaking environmental assessments, acquiring regulatory approvals and providing innovative environmental management solutions for government, industry and private sector clients across South Queensland and in collaboration with GHD colleagues across Australia and GHD’s global operations.

The role requires a confident, motivated self-starter with good technical knowledge, an established background and client-base in environmental assessment, planning & management. You would need a willingness to take ownership of designated projects, work as part of a team demonstrating strong interpersonal skills; have strong presentation and communication skills (written and verbal) and be technically proficient with a desire to continually meet and exceed client expectations.

This position offers a good variety of work and will see you involved in:

  • Developing proposals and completing technical project work in environmental assessment, planning and management to a high standard, ensuring client satisfaction
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams by designing and coordinating studies and delivering environmental assessments
  • Project management from proposal through to delivery exceeding client’s expectations
  • Developing business opportunities through establishing client relationships and winning repeat work.
What You Will Bring To The Team
  • Relevant tertiary qualification e.g. Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning or similar
  • More than 15 years' experience in Environmental Assessment and Approvals
  • Experience in the design, coordination and management of environmental impact assessment studies and regulatory planning reports
  • Proven history in identifying, winning, maintaining and delivering exceptional projects across a broad range of market sectors. It will be advantageous to have previous experience in the transport sector including delivery of work for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Commonwealth and Queensland environmental legislation and policy, including referrals under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and approval applications under the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, Environmental Protection Act 1994, and Planning Act 2016. Knowledge of other jurisdictions will be advantageous
  • Previous experience in a consulting environment with effective and proven business development and strategy, networking and client relationship management skills
  • Clear and concise report and proposal writing skills, including preparation of environmental impact assessments, environmental impact statements and regulatory planning reports
  • Good organisational skills, project management and ability to work independently to deadlines and budgets.
Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.

We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who We Are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly ‘One GHD’ across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Interested? Apply now

Contact Hennie Coetzee

T +61 7 3316 3379

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.

Job Posting

May 10, 2021

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Executive & Strategic Management


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