Senior Environmental Specialist – Environment
Auckland Transport
Central Auckland, New Zealand
2d ago

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Here at Auckland Transport, we are taking Auckland's transport system into the future, connecting our city to give kiwi's easy journeys with a renewed and aspirational focus on sustainability.

The Senior Environmental Specialist is responsible for implementation of the AT Environment Action Plan and delivery of the associated work programmes.

The role involves providing specialist technical advice to AT project managers, planners and external parties (e.g. developers) to ensure AT delivers a consistent approach to environmental practices across the business.

The Senior Environmental Specialist will work closely with the Design Office and contribute to the Design Review Panel, influencing project designs to ensure alignment with and delivery of the AT environmental outcomes.

The role will also contribute to broader sustainability, climate adaptation and emissions work across AT.

Key responsibilities will include :

  • Leading the implementation of the work programme to Manage Our Discharges across our road network
  • The implementation of Greening our Network programme to improve environmental outcomes across the AT transport network
  • Build and deliver comprehensive work programmes to minimise construction and maintenance waste streams and increase the use of recycled materials
  • The development and coordination of the processes required to implement environmental actions across the breadth of AT projects
  • The evaluation of new materials and products proposed for the transport network (environmental impact assessments)
  • Reporting on data collated for each of the 5 target areas - including fish passage reporting and water conservation
  • What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, or Geology or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in relevant environmental or engineering field
  • Expert knowledge in one of these areas water, ecology or geology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental legislation and standards
  • Desirable but not essential : knowledge or experience with transport operations, climate change environmental impacts and experience with GIS.
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification would be an advantage.

    What's in it for You?

    At AT we embrace inclusion and fully support building a diverse workplace, to support this, our Flexible Working initiative empowers our people to work flexibly in ways that work for them, our customers and our business.

    All flex options will be with individual and teams needs in mind, we invite all candidates to talk to us early in the hiring process about how flex might work for you.

    While the position is advertised as a permanent full-time role, AT will consider suitable applicants who are seeking a part-time role.

    AT is also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where people come first, we feel safe, respected, valued and supported, regardless of our differences.

  • Our values are also woven into all we do at AT, we recently co designed our refreshed values, we wanted them to be meaningful and real;
  • Manaakitanga - We care

    Tiakitanga - Safe with us

    Whanaungatanga - We connect

    Auahatanga - Better, bolder, together

    In addition, we also offer :

  • A chance to work on diverse projects unique to NZ
  • Investment in your professional development and training
  • Opportunity for greater leadership and accountability
  • Modern waterfront-based office
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Study assistance
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits
  • Professional memberships
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