Is Environmental Protection your passion? Do you love to identify unique solutions to problems? We are currently seeking a new Environmental Management Lead and if you have these skills this might be your chance to rewrite the future with us.

  • Work in a dynamic and customer focused team
  • Permanent full-time
  • Balance your life with a 9 day fortnight
  • Flexible work arrangement options are available
  • Leaseback Vehicle/Vehicle Allowance

About the role

In this newly created role, as the Environmental Management Lead, you will be responsible for providing environmental management and specialist environmental construction solutions to Central Coast Council’s Water and Sewer Department. 

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

About the role:

  • Provide environmental management and investigation services to Council's Water and Sewer Department particularly in the interpretation of environmental legislation and their effects
  • Support project team members to ensure the best environmental outcomes are achieved on all projects
  • Manage specialist environmental consultants, laboratory and environmental engineering services to improve environmental outcomes
  • Keep up to date with changes to environmental legislation as well as developing and implementing appropriate environmental monitoring and assessment regimes to minimise impacts to the environment
  • Deliver formal public consultation, where required, including the preparation and co-ordination of advertising, public display plans and presentations and notifications to customers
  • Initiate investigations, conduct assessment and review of operational and capital projects and provide specialist advice in relation to solutions

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Degree qualification in Environmental Science or equivalent extensive work experience in ecological assessment and environmental legislation
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • General Construction Induction Card (White Card) or willing to obtain
  • Experience working on major infrastructure projects managing environmental risks and major infrastructure projects working in close vicinity to environmentally significant areas
  • Experience conducting environmental research projects and preparing reports and presentations on their findings
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with ecological assessment under NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation
  • Ability to engage with various stakeholders on land and environmental matters in open forums
  • Project and contract management skills and experience

Our position description provides more information for you to learn more about this role.

Other important information

  • The salary range for this position sits between $99.7k - $119.6k plus 11.5% superannuation
  • This is a Permanent full-time role.
  • This role will be able to access a 9 day fortnight.
  • We are able to offer hybrid and flexible working conditions for this role.
  • Successful candidates may be required to have vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus.

A leaseback vehicle is provided in this role for official duties and private use and your choice of vehicle will be provided when one becomes available in accordance with Council’s Vehicle Policy. In the meantime, either an alternate pre-used vehicle or a vehicle allowance of $207 per week ($10,780 per annum) is temporarily applied for this position due to ongoing issues with supply for new vehicles. 

Council will be creating an eligibility list from this recruitment process and may utilise this eligibility list to fill other permanent or temporary vacancies.

Extra benefits

At Central Coast Council we provide team members with a range of extras that help them balance their life when they need it. Fitness Passports give access to a range of gyms. Wellbeing leave can be accessed twice a year to tick off something that means something to you - volunteering, health check ups, a 'me day' to refresh you. And an Employee Assistance Program that offers a range of wellbeing initiatives to help you and your immediate family.

Other extras include:

  • Long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
  • Free flu vaccination program
  • Time provided for you to do annual skin cancer screening, Breast screen and blood donations
  • Access to professional development with career development and learning programs through various platforms
  • We reward and recognise our staff with our Cheers program
  • Novated leasing partnerships.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

What to know more?

The contact person for this role is Rhys Richards Section Manager Water Compliance Systems. You can contact them on 0437 399 870 or on email at

This position will close for applications at midnight on Sunday 21 July 2024.

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Central Coast Council is ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia. 

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

How to apply

We have put together some additional resources to help you apply for a role at Central Coast Council.

By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information that you provide in this application is true and correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false. 

You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks including reference checks, Working with Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, employment history and an Australian Federal Police Check, as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

You also acknowledge that you will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

To lodge your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Answer the on-line questions shown below.
  2. Attach your resume
  3. Attach your qualifications and licences.

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need. If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. For further instructions please click here

You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finalise your application.  

If you don't have access to a computer or electronic device, you can lodge your application at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1-hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library or ask at the enquiry counter.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not accept unsolicited resumes or applications being presented by recruitment agencies. 



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Central Coast Council,New South Wales,Australia

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