At Element, we build relationships, deliver solutions, challenge the norm, and give back to our community.

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Are you looking for a workplace where you will be valued, treated as an individual, get to work on challenging and interesting projects with a wide variety of clients, and be able to give back to your community? We have exciting new opportunities to join our team.

This is a new role where you will have considerable scope to define and continually reinvent how Element delivers service excellence and results for clients.

As part of our team, you will have the unique opportunity to work with a team focused on building relationships, delivering solutions not problems, challenging the norm, and giving back.

About the job

As part of our talented team, this role will offer you the unique opportunity to join a consultancy where the focus is challenging the norm, building relationships, to never stop learning and above all, making consulting fun and not all about timesheets and utilisation.

Specifically, you will be:  

  • Supporting Element’s project managers in the delivery of major planning approvals/environmental impact assessments and preparing large proposals.
  • Managing the delivery of smaller planning approvals/environmental impact assessments from inception to completion in accordance with approved programs and budgets.
  • Managing the preparation of proposals for smaller opportunities.
  • Authoring environmental assessments, environmental management plans and other related environmental reports.
  • Managing recruitment of sub-consultants, including definition of scope of works, contract preparation and execution.
  • Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of Element’s quality management system.
  • Responsible for personal safety and safe working practices. Understand and follow Element’s occupational health and safety procedures.
  • Assisting where necessary across Element’s business lines

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in environmental planning and impact assessment in NSW
  • Proficient in Office 365 including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint
  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Good verbal and written ability – able to succinctly present highly technical information in plain English
  • Preferable exposure to one or all of the following market sectors – transport/infrastructure, waste and industrial, extractive industries/mining
  • That you’re a professional operator skilled in working collaboratively to achieve client objectives
  • That you’re driven to upskill and share knowledge with the team and develop yourself professionally by being open and taking on board feedback with grace
  • That you’re proactive, solutions driven and constantly challenge the norm
  • Degree/Masters in Environmental Planning or Environmental Science

If this sounds like the unique opportunity you have been waiting for, email Tory Phillips at and outline why you would be a great fit for the role.

About the role 

The Consultant will join an elite team of professionals from a town planning, environment and corporate social responsibility backgrounds.  They will collaborate with the environment and community teams to deliver a wide variety of services; 

  • Strategic Planning 
  • Statutory Planning
  • Site Acquisition, Feasibility and Expert Planning Advice

The clientele is also varied. The team is currently assisting clients in a number of different sectors;

  • Transport (Road and Rail)
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Recycling 
  • Resources/Extractive Industry
  • Water

This position is paying between $100k – $120k incl super, depending on experience. This is a remote position, with employees working on-site once every 2 weeks for collaboration.

The Requirements 

  • Only applicants with a genuine affiliation with the values “Wellness and Integrity” should apply
  • Experience in town planning – ideally strategic planning (2-5 years)
  • A relevant tertiary qualification (Town Planning etc)
  • The ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely without any confusion or ambiguity (written and spoken)
  • Based in NSW

Why Apply?

  • An employer which puts it’s people first
  • A flat structure comprising some of NSW’s best professionals in planning and environment
  • A progressive, innovative and flexible working environment
  • A wider variety of clients and industry sectors than most competitors 
  • Experience the whole lifecycle of the approvals process; social impact assessment, community consultation, environmental impact studies, planning and approvals, environmental management plans 

If this sounds like the unique opportunity you have been waiting for, email Tory Phillips at and outline why you would be a great fit for the role.

If this sounds like the unique opportunity you have been waiting for, email Tory Phillips at and outline why you would be a great fit for the role.

Working at Element

We are an inclusive, respectful and fun team who look to partner with our clients to provide great consulting advice and impactful business outcomes.

We have a hybrid work model with trust and empowerment afforded to all our team to get the job done, in a way that compliments their lifestyle and changing day-to-day needs.

We have accountability for producing great work supported by mentors and industry-experts.

Our benefits include – 

  • 5 weeks leave for everyone- so you can recharge and enjoy time with your friends and family
  • Flexible working days and working hours designed to suit you and the business needs
  • Team away days we are come together from all over Australia
  • Wellbeing and work/life balance is championed.  Our core value of improving our own wellbeing, the environment and the community is the centre of all that we do
  • A caring culture – birthdays are always celebrated, good deeds are noticed and extra effort is rewarded and acknowledged
  • Equality, diversity and equity – we have a flat management structure.  Honesty and feedback is encourage.

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.

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