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Environmental Compliance Coordinator

Pacific Hydro

Closing date 3 December 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Seniority Level



Environmental Compliance Coordinator

  • Exciting opportunity to join our Projects team to ensure the on-going compliance of Pacific Hydro’s Australian operational assets and construction projects with project approvals, associated conditions and relevant environmental and planning legislation.
  • Melbourne based
  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • Actively manage Pacific Hydro’s Australian operational assets and construction projects’ approval conditions and environmental / planning obligations to ensure compliance and maintenance. Lead or support the implementation of Environmental Management Plans and internal environmental performance audit processes for Australian construction and operational sites.
  • Support the implementation of a “continuous improvement process” towards environmental best practice for all of Pacific Hydro’s Australian assets. For operational sites key on-going responsibilities will include the management of bird and bat monitoring programs, native vegetation offsetting, landscape and visual screening programs, weed management and erosion management.
  • Maintain Pacific Hydro’s ISO accredited Environment Management System (EMS) for Australian assets including the Compliance Register, Environmental Risk Register and Pacific Hydro’s environmental incident reporting and investigation process.
  • Manage the collation and compilation of data to fulfil Pacific Hydro’s reporting obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme.
  • Manage specialist consultants as required (e.g. ecologists, cultural heritage, landscape and noise consultants) by preparing scope of works, sourcing quotes/proposals and critically reviewing specialist reports.
  • Formal qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Planning, Statutory Planning, Land or Natural Resource Management).
  • Experience (preferably at least. 2 to 5 years’) working in a relevant discipline of environmental management and/or on large infrastructure projects.
  • Experience supervising or implementing environmental management plans and undertaking environmental audits for operational and/or construction projects is advantageous.
  • Experience delivering renewable energy or large infrastructure projects is advantageous
  • Understanding of local, State and Commonwealth Government environmental and planning legislation and policy, relevant to renewable energy developments.
  • Familiarity with ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems advantageous
  • Some public consultation experience would be advantageous
  • Some knowledge of the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme would be advantageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to co-ordinate tasks simultaneously.

About Pacific Hydro:

Founded in 1992, Pacific Hydro Australia is a leading owner, operator and developer of renewable energy assets. It operates a high quality, diversified portfolio of wind, hydro and solar assets with an installed capacity of 665 MW; it also has a development pipeline of substantial projects totaling over 1100 MW of potential capacity, as well as over 300 MW of energy storage solutions. It also has a growing electricity retail business, Tango Energy, with over 100,000 customers.

Role Overview:

This role reports to the Land, Environment and Approvals Manager and will ensure the on-going compliance of Pacific Hydro’s Australian operational assets and construction projects with project approvals, associated conditions and relevant environmental and planning legislation.

Key Activities and Result Areas include:

Skills and Knowledge/Experience required to be successful:

In this role you will also benefit from:

  • Competitive salary package and incentive bonus program.
  • Flexible working options
  • An always-changing calendar of fun events and friendly competitions
  • Reward and Recognition Program
  • Modern open plan office with ergonomic standing desks
  • Office location next to Southern Cross Station and tram stops
  • A team that is inclusive and supportive.

Applications close: Friday 3 December 2021

Please note due to COVID-19 recruitment and training for this role may be done virtually and the return to office will be a phased approach.