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Environment & Sustainability Manager

Organisation/Entity:  Transport For NSW
Job Category:  Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
Job Location: 

Macquarie Park, NSW, AU, 2113

Job Ref No:  57097
Employment Type:  Fixed Term Full-Time
Salary Range:  $138670.0-$155309.0

About us


Transport for NSW keeps our State moving by providing safe, integrated and efficient transport systems. We put our customers at the centre of everything we do – and we do a lot. We connect people, communities and industry and manage how they use our road, rail and maritime networks and services, and even active modes like walking and cycling. The work we do connects the journeys you take every day.


We are a state government organisation made up of more than 28,000 people and we're in the middle of delivering the largest transport infrastructure program in Australia's history. We work across planning, policy and procurement, harnessing data and technology to develop smarter and more adaptive transport solutions.


That means job opportunities in metropolitan and regional areas right across NSW – you have the chance to be part of creating a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.



About the Division


The Safety, Environment and Regulation (SER) division leads policy, strategy, standars, advice and support across safety, environment, sustainability, asset manegement and regulatory outcomes for customers, community and our people (including contractors). SER provides 'centres of excellence' with a critical mass of expertise to support line accountability, facilitate consistency and provide assurance across transport. Environment & Sustainability us a branch within SER accountable for Environment & Sustainability, policy, practice and support to programs, and operations.



The Opportunity



Right now, we have an opportunity for an Environment and Sustainability Manager in the Rail Operations Team within SER. The role primarily supports Sydney Trains’ Engineering & Maintenance Branch (EMB). EMB manages a $1.5 billion annual maintenance program on behalf of Sydney Trains and NSW Trains – delivering a safe, reliable passenger fleet and metropolitan rail network, to meet growing customer demand and keep Sydney moving.


In this role, you will be responsible for providing high-quality, timely, factual and pragmatic environmental and sustainability management advices, and supporting client areas including, Sydney Trains, whilst leveraging off other environmental and sustainability regulators.

This role will ensure best environment and sustainability outcomes are achieved for critical projects, with minimal impacts to the environment, heritage, and local communities.


Stepping into this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to support the Engineering & Maintenance Major Works team undertaking the Lithgow Area Remodelling Signalling project. You also will support the safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of other projects in the remodelling program including completion of Gosford, Mount Victoria, and Dapto to Kiama projects as well as forthcoming remodelling projects at Clyde, Penrith, Morriset, and Campbelltown.


You will join a multi-disciplinary team of environment specialists that works collaboratively to achieve optimal business outcomes. As an Environmental advocate, you will be a trusted adviser providing accurate and considered advice and support across a diverse range of topics, assisting EMB in achieving best practice environment and sustainability outcomes, in line with regulatory compliance, NSW Government policy and contemporary good practice.


The role is responsible for working with the business unit on preparation, submission and approval of environmental impact assessment documentation, building relationships with internal and external stakeholders related to the activities and needs of their client portfolio.


Employment Type: Fixed Term Full-Time (31 December 2024), Grade 9



Please click here to view a copy of the role description.



About you


You are a passionate Environmental and Sustainability manager, with exceptional stakeholder management skills and natural ability to build strong relationships.


  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, environmental engineering, planning or similar disciplines, or equivalent professional experience
  • Proven experience in environment and sustainability best practices that is associated with rail and infrastructure projects and programs
  • Proven experience in identifying environmental risks on site and implementing risk management measures
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing environment and sustainability policy, procedures, and measures
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the delivery of environmental assessments to ensure environmental practices and controls on site are compliant with CEMP and contractual requirements
  • Considerable experience engaging with multiple stakeholders and managing competing priorities in a complex environment, whilst ensuring consistent, value for money and timely delivery of environment and sustainability services.
  • The successful applicant may be required to work outside normal working hours or to travel on occasion.
  • Rail experience would be highly regarded.



Salary and Benefits 


The salary for this position is Grade 9 ($138,670 - $155,309) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading


For more information on Employee Benefits at Transport please click here.





Joining Transport for NSW, you’ll have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!


To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.


Applications close: 11:59 pm, Sunday 29th May 2022




We are the community we serve

We are committed to being an inclusive, diverse and flexible workplace where differences are valued. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experience and abilities.

We enable our people to work in ways that work for them. Working virtually and from different locations including regional locations, staggering work hours and job sharing are just some of the ways our people can work flexibly.

Please contact the Talent Specialist below if you require any adjustments to be made to how you interact with us throughout the recruitment process or would like to discuss flexible work options. ​

For any enquiries, please email Joshua Ring at JOSH.RING@TRANSPORT.NSW.GOV.AU.


We’re certified as a Family Inclusive Workplace

Our flexible work practices and policies for parental leave, employee and family wellbeing and family care enable us to provide genuine support for our people to thrive at work and at home.

Working with Transport gives you access to a range of benefits that help you balance work with the things that matter to you. Look through our Employee Benefits Guide to learn more.


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All Transport for NSW workers are required to have:

  • appropriate evidence of being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing this role.

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