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Principal Environment Officer

Salary: Negotiable Location: Brisbane North Ref: OM/0511
Description: Osborne Richardson continue to lead the way in providing fantastic opportunities for Environmental Professionals in Australian Local Government.

This time, we have come up with a key role in one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Local Government areas. As we all know, with rapid growth comes challenges for the local wildlife and environment. With this role, you will be make to make a real difference in ensuring zero harm is caused.

We are seeking a Principal Environment Officer, to specialise in Planning a Policy Projects, Programs and Initiatives. The role will commence ASAP, with a minimum term of 3 months which we readily expect to extend to at least 6 months in total, based on projected project workload.

As the Principal Environment Officer, you will have expert knowledge and expertise, providing high level input into development and delivery of environmental policy and planning related programs and projects, across Environmental Management Systems, ESD Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Strategy, Biodiversity Planning (including Koala Planning) Environmental Due Diligence Assessment, Environmental Advice and Data to Strategic Landuse Planning. Mentoring of staff will also play a key role in your position and should be something you excel at.

Our instincts are that this role will be extremely popular due to the complex nature of the duties and challenges presented. As such, we are looking for candidates who are truly at the top of their game in this field. Key skills and experience we would consider to be standard are:
1. Degree in environmental science, environmental management, biological science, zoological science or other relevant field.
2. Demonstrated relevant experience in a similar, high-level role or a role requiring a similar skill set, preferably in a Local Government environment.
3. Incredibly strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate complex concepts, negotiate environmentally sustainable outcomes and provide contemporary and practical responses to environmental legislation, policy and plans.
4. Comprehensive knowledge of environmental related legislation, strategic and land use planning processes and Council’s local laws and policies, or the ability to quickly acquire this information
5. Ability to coach, motivate and influence at all levels of the organisation, contributing to a positive work environment with a strong focus on provision of quality customer service.

We are very much ready when you are, to have a chat about this great role so don'y delay or it will be gone. Feel free to get in touch with Owen Millar on 0414 706 605 or at

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