Senior Impact Assessor

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50822020A
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: 26 July 2024
Attachments: PD - 50822020 VPSG5 Senior Impact Assessor.docx (Word, 835KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rob Piccinin / 0426 258 774

Position Details

The Impact Assessment Unit is responsible for administering the statutory environmental impact assessment (EIA) system for significant projects in Victoria, including the Environment Effects Act 1978 (EE Act), Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act) and Bilateral Agreement with the Commonwealth under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). This supports the Minister for Planning and government to make timely, informed assessments and decisions, and proponents to evaluate and refine their proposals efficiently in the context of effective EIA and community input. At a practical level, the unit manages processes ensuring integrated assessment of impacts, works with agencies to elicit inputs and ensure a coordinated approach to statutory processes and compliance.

About the Role

The Senior Impact Assessor will work with others across an agile and multi-disciplinary team that collectively delivers a broad range of high quality and timely environmental impact assessments for significant projects, under Victorian legislation and a Bilateral Agreement with the Commonwealth under the EPBC Act.

The Senior Impact Assessor will lead and collaborate on specific environmental impact assessments for significant projects, delivering high quality and timely outputs for statutory assessments and related decision-making. The Senior Impact Assessor will work with others to coordinate assessments and manage interfaces with a range of statutory approval processes.

Integral to this role is sound project management and a high level of collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, utilising effective partnerships and working relationships to resolve issues.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications


  • A relevant tertiary qualification and demonstrated depth of technical skills and experience in environmental impact assessment and related environmental approval processes.
  • Proven skills and demonstrated experience in effectively project managing environmental assessment and statutory approval processes for significant/ complex projects under relevant legislation, proactively developing solutions to a wide range of project risks. 

This is a fixed term position available until 26 July 2024. The work location for this position is 8 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 3 December 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

Please note: Due to Machinery of Government changes under Section 30 of the Public Administration Act (PPA), effective 1 January 2023, your employment will be with the Department of Transport and Planning. Corporate Services, including payroll, will be provided by Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action while a process for the formal transfer of staff in impacted areas is implemented.

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