Environmental Specialist Job Description

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Environmental Specialist Job Description

An Environmental Specialist assesses and mitigates the potential environmental impacts of construction and development activities for a project. They ensure that projects comply with environmental regulations and sustainability standards to minimise harm to ecosystems and natural resources.


  • Conduct thorough assessments of surrounding areas to identify potential environmental impacts and risks
  • Manage and implement measures to control project site noise, dust, and silt, ensuring minimal environmental impact
  • Implement risk management measures to prevent environmental incidents and ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations
  • Perform environmental audits to assess and maintain compliance with applicable environmental legislation
  • Develop and execute environmental sustainability strategies and action plans
  • Utilise data and analytics to monitor and report progress towards environmental goals and targets
  • Supervise and provide leadership to a team of Environmental Officers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Management, or a related field
  • Have proven experience in environmental management
  • Strong understanding of environmental laws and regulations
  • Excellent communication and strong problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in environmental management software and data analysis tools
  • Leadership skills to effectively manage and motivate a team

Working Conditions

  • Work schedules depend on project objectives
  • Work in both an indoor and outdoor environment
  • Travel may be occasional depending on the project location
  • May often work irregular hours, especially when dealing with emergency situations

Average Salary

  • $125k – $145k per year in Australia
  • $93k – $152k per year in New Zealand

This Environmental Specialist job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.

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