Environment adviser

Environment advisers develop strategies and solutions to protect the environment in line with laws and regulations. They conduct scientific fieldwork and environmental audits to support land management practices.
Also known as: Environment engineer, Environment manager, Environment superintendent, Environment scientist, Environment consultant, Environmental consultant

Is this role right for you?

You’ll be a strategic thinker who can find solutions to balance project objectives with preserving the environment. You’ll collaborate with colleagues to make sure rail infrastructure is built and managed in line with laws that protect the environment. You will have a talent for imagining the future and the potential impacts or opportunities that surround construction sites and railway networks.

What are some example projects or experiences?

Environment advisers combine scientific, biological, and legal knowledge to understand the impact of a rail development on the environment. They are skilled in conducting field operations, carrying out risk assessments, and preparing a range of environmental reports. They may be involved in the design of a new rail project, or the maintenance or repair of existing rail infrastructure. Environment advisers are strong communicators who can share clear and useful information that helps stakeholders make informed decisions.

What is the work environment like?

Environment advisers often work in project teams with engineers, project managers, and business managers. You’ll usually work in an office. At times you may visit project sites and facilities. You may also participate in environmental field work including surveys, studies, monitoring, and regular project inspections and audits. You can find work as an environment adviser all around Australia. Most jobs are in cities and towns. Some are in remote areas.

Eligibility & pathways

Environment advisers typically have qualifications with a specialisation in environmental science, environmental management, conservation biology, or environmental engineering. Our industry values diverse personal and work experience. Many employers can provide you with opportunities to gain new qualifications and industry experience to help you succeed.

Current job vacancies

Advisor Environment 

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Safety Superintendent 

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Risk and Systems Manager 

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Avenues of Entry
Pay Range
$66,000 - $120,000
Senior level
$125,000 - $197,000
Manager level
$172,000 - $214,500

Salaries may vary outside of these ranges, based on company size and location, level of experience, competence and time in role.