Environmental Management

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

Planet Footprint, Environmental Support Officer

Planet Footprint is an environmental scorekeeping firm that provides a unique reporting and benchmarking service to over 250 organisations worldwide. We require an energetic person to join our team as a Support Officer. You will help our customers primarily in the local government and state government sectors to interpret and apply our environmental scorekeeping service.

The role is a challenging one, and requires enormous energy, flexibility and flair to engage successfully with demanding people in large organisations. Although we have built excellent systems that work for hundreds of organisations, our clients often have complex requirements for how they should be using our service. They will rely on your expertise to guide them in how to effectively apply Planet Footprint's services to achieve environmental and financial savings. You would need excellent time management and organisational skills, as you will be providing support to around 100 organisations, all of whom need regular and meaningful interaction with you.

As part of your role, you will be required to research and maintain understanding of the latest regulations, trends and developments in the energy, climate change and sustainability fields, as they relate to environmental scorekeeping. You will also be required to contribute to and/or coordinate the adjustment of Planet Footprint services and tools to maintain alignment with these, and to ensure the company capitalises on any opportunity that may be presented via these wider 'landscape changes'.

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Graduate Program

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops policy and delivers programs to protect our environment and heritage and to promote a sustainable Australia.

We are passionate about protecting Australia’s unique biodiversity, the conservation of our heritage and managing Australia’s water and natural resources. We are also responsible for the administration of sustainable communities and affordable housing initiatives.

Our work is helping shape Australia’s future and directly affects households, communities, businesses and industry.

We are looking for graduates with strong academic achievements who demonstrate:

  • leadership potential
  • energy, flexibility and enthusiasm
  • a team approach to work
  • an ability for analytical and strategic thinking
  • strong interpersonal, communication and people skills
  • presentation and communication skills
  • an ability to embrace and adapt to change.
We accept graduates from all disciplines. Our graduates come from across Australia and reflect a range of backgrounds, study areas, work and life experiences.

Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Graduate Development Program

The Australian Government is committed to action that will safeguard and sustain our environment and support our economy. Do you want to be part of the action?

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (the department) is looking for graduates from a range of educational disciplines and backgrounds.

We are seeking graduates who are innovative, passionate, energetic, adaptable and enthusiastic, and who would value and enjoy being part of a dynamic government department. The department can offer you a challenging and rewarding career in a number of different business areas.

In addition to your academic qualifications (reflecting strong academic achievement), we are seeking candidates with the following attributes:

  • ability to develop productive relationships
  • highly developed communication skills
  • outcomes focused
  • a strategic perspective
  • analytical and critical thinking skills
  • leadership, judgment and initiative
  • a team player
  • can build and apply knowledge.

Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), Graduate Program

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) leads the management of the Basin’s water resources in collaboration with partner governments and the community. Achieving a healthy, working Basin is a big job – we need influential and passionate ‘leaders of the future’ to do it. The Basin is the catchment for the Murray and Darling rivers and their many tributaries. The Murray is Australia’s most iconic river system with a long history of management and development.

Working collaboratively with partners and governments, MDBA also manages and is involved in:

  • joint natural resource management programs
  • operation of the River Murray system
  • water-sharing between states
  • construction, operation and maintenance of structures such as dams, weirs, fishways and salt interception schemes
  • natural resource management programs, such as The Living Murray and the Basin Salinity Management Strategy.
The MDBA is particularly interested in those qualified in:

  • socioeconomic planning/research
  • environmental science
  • hydrology
  • engineering
  • policy
  • planning
If you want to work with people who embrace change, are passionate about what they do and deliver results – MDBA is for you.

Earthcheck Pty Ltd, Sustainable Tourism, Research Assistant

EC3 Global is an international tourism and environmental management advisory group founded by the world’s largest dedicated research centre specialising in sustainable tourism. EC3 Global is looking for a motivated, enterprising and suitably qualified Research Assistant to support the growth of our globally focused sustainable tourism consulting operation. 
Applicants should have qualifications in:
  • Tourism
  • Environmental Management; or
  • Business
 The Research Assistant will work with our team of five Project Managers to support projects leading to sustainable tourism outcomes in Australia and overseas. 

Conservation Council of SA Inc, Policy Officer: Southern Emu Wren & Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp Recovery Program

The Conservation Council of SA is a non-government peak body for the environment and conservation sector.
We are seeking a dynamic, part-time Policy Officer (0.4 fte) to work within our Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren (MLRSEW) and Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps (FPS) Recovery Program, with a specific focus on native vegetation and wetland issues.
The successful applicant for this role will:

  • Seek opportunities to advise and influence legislation, policy decisions, planning processes and development assessments
  • Develop policy positions on issues with direct relevance to the Recovery Program
  • Effectively communicate the outcomes of policy development
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant Recovery Program partners, collaborators, stakeholders, agencies and experts
  • Prepare briefs, reports, submissions and articles for publication
It will be expected that applicants have a degree in environmental management, policy, planning or equivalent experience, can demonstrate a relevant work history in policy and advocacy and have an understanding of South Australian and Commonwealth natural resource management regulatory and policy frameworks.
This exciting opportunity will appeal to a self-managed professional with excellent communication and relationship skills, who is motivated by the prospect of being a part of a successful, effective team to achieve landscape scale conservation outcomes.

Nature Foundation SA, Conservation Projects Officer

The Conservation Projects Officer plays an active part in wildlife and habitat conservation by:

  • Leading the development of environmental watering projects for our Water for Nature initiative and networking with a range of partners to achieve on-ground results.
  • Identifying and writing grant funding applications for conservation projects.
  • Covenanting private land for conservation through purchase and sale of properties in our BushbankSA initiative.
  • Managing the design and logistics of new conservation projects including costing and managing contractors.
We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual with a tertiary qualification in natural resource or environmental management.  Some experience in conservation project management would be a strong advantage.

City of Holdfast Bay, Education and Project Officer - Environment

The City of Holdfast Bay serves a strong and vibrant local community and is home to Adelaide's favourite beach and premier coastal destinations. As a local government employer with a difference, we will reward your work with:

  • a professional, welcoming and motivating, team-based environment;
  • secure employment with competitive conditions, including salary sacrifice superannuation;
  • career development and learning opportunities; and
  • the opportunity to be part of tangible community outcomes.
Council is seeking a committed individual with passion for the environment to join the Assets and Environment Team. The successful candidate will require initiative, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Position Objectives include:

  • Implement and achieve the community liaison and education (particularly waste management) objectives within the Sustainable Futures Directions Plan 2009/2012 and any subsequent strategic environmental documents.
  • Assist in the implementation of other environmental projects being implemented from the Sustainable Futures Directions Plan 2009/2012 and any subsequent strategic environmental documents.
  • Raise staff and community knowledge and advocate for behaviour change in relation to environmental issues.
  • Assist in the gathering of data on Council and community environmental performance.
Ideally the successful candidate will have the following skills/knowledge:

  • A sound knowledge of environmental management issues.
  • Ability to develop and undertake promotional, advisory and educational activities concerning waste, recycling, energy and water conservation, climate change and biodiversity issues with the general community and target groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills for a variety of target groups including Council, the community and industry.
  • A working knowledge of legislation pertaining to activities of environmental significance.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Management or other related area – desirable.