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Seeking an experienced Principal Environmental Advisor to ensure environmental compliance in Renewal SA projects, with technical, and project skills.

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About the role

Reporting to the Environmental Services Lead, we have an opportunity for and experienced Principal Environmental Advisor to join our Project Services team at Renewal SA.

The Principal Environmental Advisor plays a crucial role in ensuring that Renewal SA projects and programs are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner, meeting compliance requirements and contributing to broader government objectives. This position requires leadership skills, technical expertise in environmental concerns relevant to redevelopment of property and asset management, a sound understanding of and experience in procurement and project management and a commitment to delivering accurate and timely advice.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide expert guidance to both internal and external stakeholders on environmental aspects of complex projects and assets, including contamination and asbestos management, ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Procure and manage external contractors conducting environmental investigations for Renewal SA projects, ensuring identification and resolution of environmental risks.
  • Review reports, information and data to provide timely advice on management options for environmental issues, ensuring alignment with legislative requirements and business objectives.
  • Participate in tender panels for Renewal SA projects involving complex environmental concerns.
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes and industry best practices to continuously improve environmental management approaches.

About you

In a candidate, we're seeking someone with expertise in environmental management in particular site contamination, regulatory knowledge, procurement and project management experience, and problem-solving skills. Strong communication, leadership abilities, and a passion for environmental stewardship are essential. Continuous learning, ability to work on multiple projects at a fast pace and a relevant educational background round out the ideal profile for leading complex environmental initiatives at Renewal SA. Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or a related field is required.

Where working for SA works for you

Renewal SA has a thriving culture in which we value the growth and contributions of each person.

Work on projects that are making a difference.

With the largest, and growing property portfolio, there’s no shortage of variety at Renewal SA. You will work in a collaborative environment and can work on unique and diverse projects, that directly to contribute to South Australian communities and a strong economy. We can see our progress and achievements and it’s work we all feel good about.

Flexible work options and health and wellbeing programs.

Enjoy flexible working options to ensure a better balance of work, personal life and family commitments. We have your physical and mental health top of mind with a variety of wellbeing programs, including discounted gym memberships, access to counselling and support and medical benefits such as free vaccinations, skin checks and more.

Focus on your career and professional development.

We are proud to have cultivated a high performing environment where everyone can succeed and perform at their best. Our Capability Framework will guide and support your professional development and as a multidisciplinary organisation you can explore different opportunities and grow your career.

Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

Having a diverse workforce ensures we are representative of the communities we work within, have various perspectives, and increase innovation. We respect and value our people’s differences and embrace the knowledge and capability that each employee brings to our workplace.


Please email any queries to [email protected].

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

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