The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world. Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.
We provide a friendly and professional working environment including; access to training and development opportunities, health and wellness programs, on-site gym, end of trip facilities, subsidised corporate apparel and spectacles, salary packaging and access to flexible working arrangements. The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
The PTA is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable manner and minimising adverse impacts on the environment and communities, whilst delivering an essential service to the community of Western Australia.
The Environmental Services Branch in the Infrastructure Planning and Land Services Division provides environmental and Aboriginal heritage advice to PTA’s business units enabling infrastructure planning and construction to proceed and supporting operations to comply with our environmental and Aboriginal heritage obligations and commitments.
We are looking for two environmental professionals; one to join the Operational Support section and one to join the Project Delivery Support section of our environment team. In these roles you will be contributing to the planning and operations of safe passenger transport services on rail, coach, buses and ferries, as well as the delivery of large infrastructure projects to expand our service network under METRONET.
The Environment Advisor in our Project Delivery Support team provides professional environmental support to the Environmental Manager and Principal Environment Advisor in the discharge of the PTA’s environmental responsibilities during the planning and execution of major projects. The successful applicant will assist to investigate environmental incidents, identify environmental risks, develop controls for their mitigation and progress improvement initiatives.
The Environmental Officer in our Operational Support team provides professional and technical support on environmental matters consistent with statutory regulation, the PTA’s environmental obligations and its Environmental Management System. The successful applicant will coordinate the approval of noise management plans by local government authorities for maintenance and construction work conducted outside of normal working hours and assist in liaising with local community groups and responding to complaints of an environmental nature, such as noise or dust.
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, stakeholder engagement experience and the ability to manage the demands of a fast-paced project environment to deliver business outcomes. To be successful in these positions you will have relevant environmental expertise, including:
- Possession of a degree qualification in environmental science, environmental management or related discipline.
- Sound understanding of environmental legislation and its application.
- Relevant experience in engaging and managing environmental consultants.
- Relevant, practical experience in environmental management.
- Relevant knowledge and experience with a broad range of environmental issues such as contaminated sites, revegetation, infrastructure sustainability, Aboriginal heritage, asbestos and noise and vibration.
This is a pool recruitment process where suitable applicants will be placed in a pool for 12 months from which permanent or fixed term appointments with the possibility of further extension(s) and/or permanency will be made. Currently there are two (2) full time fixed term positions available for 24 months with the possibility of further extension(s) and/or permanency.
Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA (including Public Transport). Applicants may be required to be vaccinated to be eligible for employment. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.
Please contact Chrissie Delfos, Principal Environment Planner on 9326 5638 or Paul Monaghan, Environmental Manager on 9326 3927 for specific information about the role.
For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to provide the following:
- A current CV with two work related referees;
- A covering letter outlining your relevant skills, abilities and suitability for the position as per the JDF in no more than 2 pages; and
- A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.
Please clearly indicate which position(s) you are applying for in your application. You can nominate to be considered for either the Environmental Officer or Environment Advisor, or to be considered for both.
Applicants are requested to apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.