BMT • AUS - Melbourne, AUS - Sydney, AUS - Remote / Home

Senior / Associate Principal Environmental Approvals Consultant

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Work for a global high-end design house and technical consulting firm solving complex real-world problems.

We Design. We Guide. We Protect. We Sustain. We Train. We Transform

Learn more about your next company - (Welcome to BMT)

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy with a reputation for excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, greener, and more efficient. We provide our customers with the capability, capacity, and confidence to enable them to make the right decisions at the right time by drawing upon the expertise of over 1,300 professionals located in UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia Pacific, and the Americas.

Delivering independent, complex design and consultancy capabilities for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on being equipped to support our customers to tackle the most complex design and systems issues, and challenges, which enables the industry to deliver safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future. We draw upon a wide range of experience and expertise to provide high-quality, high value products and services across the maritime sector. The group's assets are held in beneficial ownership for employees.

Your next exciting job opportunity –

The Senior/ Associate Principal Environmental Approvals Consultants in Sydney, Melbourne or Tasmania will provide expertise, leadership, ingenuity and judgement in the water and environment field. The Senior / Principal Environmental Approvals Consultant will grow the business through strategic business development and promotions. They will act as Project Manager and/or technical expert and work with a multi-disciplinary team to delivery high quality environmental projects, with a focus on environmental impact assessments and regulatory approvals.

The Senior / Principal Environmental Approvals Consultant will:

  • Have expertise in their field with strong technical capability in environmental investigations, assessment, planning and approvals

  • Provide strategic and statutory environmental advice to clients in a variety of sectors, with a focus on coastal and maritime infrastructure works

  • Build upon existing and develop new client relationships to further the APAC environment business

  • Provide technical advice, leadership and mentoring within the national BMT environment team.

In this role you will be able to:

  • Liaise with potential and current clients for the purposes of work generation, service delivery and business development

  • Perform high quality and professional technical work requiring a high degree of independence and judgement

  • Serve as a technical specialist in the areas of environmental approvals, environmental assessment and project management

  • Give technical and business advice to management and business delivery teams

  • Supervise and reviews the work of external consultants and team members.

  • Shares knowledge and acts as mentor within their area of expertise or across the business.

  • Review, prepare, review and submit proposals / tenders.

  • Project manage a range of projects to scope and within time, cost and quality requirements.

  • Contribute to thought leadership activities through their work and by regularly authoring papers, presenting at events, seminars and conferences, and social media posts.

  • Undertake specific technical tasks including but not limited to:

    • Environmental policies and strategic advice

    • Scoping and identification of stakeholders and issues

    • Regulatory approvals

    • Environmental impact assessments

    • Environmental management plans

    • Environmental risk assessments, e.g. using ISO 31000

    • Environmental planning and auditing

Relevant Education, Experience, and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Planning, Engineering, or other relevant area of study.

  • More than 7 years’ experience post-graduation.

  • Demonstrated experience in State environmental approvals regime and/or Commonwealth environmental approvals regime.

  • Willingness to learn new environmental approvals regimes.

  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking environmental assessments.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong technical background in environmental consulting

  • Demonstrated business development skills


  • Experience working within a multi-site organisation.

  • Experience working within the engineering or resources sector.

  • Post-graduate qualifications in environmental management or other relevant area of study

  • Existing client network in environmental policy, assessment, and approvals

Our Benefits -

Our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive. We value your contribution by offering the following benefits –

  • Competitive salary offering

  • A performance-related bonus scheme based on personal, and company performance.

  • Access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), comprising confidential health, legal and financial advice on a 24/7 basis.

  • Learning and Development opportunities to support you in achieving your business and personal objectives and releasing your full potential.

  • We are passionate about driving culture to embed sustainability into the core of our business.

  • We are a workplace that values diversity and individual talents.

Where possible, our benefits are globally harmonised to ensure equality and consistency across our collaborative teams; we also tailor benefits to ensure they remain competitive with the local geographies in which we operate.

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! we are interested in speaking to skilled talent with ADF capabilities regardless of where your located within Australia, We have offices located in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth and offer flexible work arrangements including work from home and hybrid.

Our Values –

We believe that an organisation can only be number one in its market if everyone in it works together as one. How we behave is just as important as what we do and BMT has a strong set of values that are embedded into the foundation for all our activities. Trust I Innovation I Passion I Respect I Collaboration

Notice to Recruitment Agency & Related Services -

Please note BMT receive job applications exclusively via our ATS system only. BMT do not warrant or agree to any unsolicited CVs submitted via any contact method including physical hard copies left with any employee at BMT or within our operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email, and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023

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