Biodiversity Environment Officer

Last updated 4 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions.

We are responsible for strategy, planning, policy, regulation, funding allocation and other non-service delivery functions for all modes of transport in NSW including road, rail, ferry, light rail, point to point, regional air, cycling and walking.
We focus on improving the customer experience and contract public and private operators to deliver customer-focused transport services on our behalf.

We also lead the procurement of transport infrastructure and oversee delivery through project delivery offices and industry delivery partners.

About us

At Transport, we’re passionate about making NSW a better place to live, work and visit. Our vision is to give everyone the freedom to choose how and when they get around, no matter where they live. Right now, we’re delivering a $57.5bn program – the largest Australia has ever seen – to keep people and goods moving, connect communities and shape the future of our cities, centres and regions.

About the team

The Safety, Environment and Regulation division upholds safety and sustainability in our transport system. We’re working to deliver globally-recognised, safe, sustainable transport for our people, customers and the community.

The opportunity

Right now, we have an opportunity for a Biodiversity Environment Officer to join us as a part of the wider Safety, Environment and Regulation Division. This is a Temporary Fixed Term opportunity for 15 months based in Macquarie Park, however, with the current COVID environment the incumbent of the role will be working from home.

With our dedication to offering a truly flexible workplace, we welcome applications from people seeking part time or full time working arrangements.

The Environment Officer (Biodiversity Specialist) provides expert advice and assistance to staff and TfNSW contractors on a range of environmental management, compliance, planning and assessment requirements for TfNSW activities with a focus on biodiversity to achieve required Government environmental outcomes and meet the expectations of the community of NSW.

  • Review biodiversity environmental assessment documentation
  • Promote the consistent application of environmental legislation, government and TfNSW policy and procedures to support the delivery of various infrastructure programs.
  • Provide advice and assist in the implementation of practical strategies, guidelines, policies and procedures to support management and resolution of biodiversity matters.
  • Assist key stakeholders in identifying biodiversity environmental responsibilities at each stage of the project lifecycle and provide recommendations to achieve best practice.

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

About you

  • You are a tertiary qualified in Science, Environment Management or similar related fields.
  • You are familiar with accepted biodiversity assessment methodologies and survey guidelines and have extensive experience in biodiversity assessment and management

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is USS Grade 9 ($114,601 – $123,199) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.

For more information on Employee Benefits at Transport for NSW, 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 the questions in the online application process.

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 29 November 2020

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please email Cassandra Grosso on

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