Principal Environment Planner
Job Summary
Division Name:
Infrastructure Planning & Land Services

Position No:

Closing Date:
2022-06-29 5:00 PM

East Perth

Job Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Level 7, SOA, $127,050 - $144,777 pa plus 10% superannuation
About the Job

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 Role

The PTA is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable manner and minimising adverse impacts on the environment and communities. Working across the organisation, our Environmental Services Branch strives to drive positive environmental and social outcomes for current and future generations.

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Environmental Planning and Approvals section of the PTA’s Environmental Services Branch. 

We are recruiting a Principal Environment Planner who will contribute to the future planning of public transport services on rail, coach, buses and ferries by providing specialist environmental and Aboriginal heritage advice to PTA’s business units enabling infrastructure planning and construction to proceed and supporting our construction and operational teams to comply with our environmental and Aboriginal heritage obligations and commitments.

You will lead a team of environmental professionals responsible for managing environmental impact assessments and obtaining environmental and Aboriginal heritage approvals. Consultation and negotiation with regulators and external stakeholders is an essential component of the role.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Highly developed leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to coach, mentor and develop staff, and foster strong working relationships within a team
  • Proven knowledge and extensive experience in scientific, technical and environmental issues, in the interpretation and application of environmental regulations and legislation as they affect project planning and delivery;
  • Proven performance in the preparation and management of budgets; and
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in environmental science, environmental management or related discipline.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur for up to 12 months.

Further Information

Please refer to the attached Job Description Form (JDF) for full details about the position, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.

Please contact Paul Monaghan, Environmental Manager on (08) 9326 3927 for specific information about the role.


Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s 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.

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How to Apply

Applicants are requested to provide the following:

  1. A current CV with two work related referees;
  2. A written application addressing your suitability to the role, targeting the information in the “ Who are we looking for” section above in no more than 3 pages;
  3. A copy of your tertiary qualification in environmental science, environmental management or related discipline; and
  4. A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.

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.


About the PTA
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is responsible for the operation of all bus, train and ferry public transport services in the greater metropolitan area under the Transperth brand. It also operates public transport services in regional centres, operates road coach and rail passenger services to regional area under the Transwa brand, and administers School Bus Services (SBS).