Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Senior Environment and Noise Specialist

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC, ACT, Various
Categories: Aviation, ANS

The Organisation

Airservices is a government owned organisation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry.
Each year we manage over four million aircraft movements carrying more than 156 million passengers, and provide air navigation services across 11 per cent of the world’s airspace.

The Role

As a Senior Environment and Noise Specialist within the Operational Standards Unit in ANS, you will ensure that Airservices environmental obligations are met (as articulated in the Airservices Act, other relevant legislation and Ministerial Directions and delegations). You will provide specialist advice, guidance and support to ensure compliance with Airservices' environmental management system, enabling effective management of Airservices' environmental risks.  The position will have a strong focus on carrying out noise modelling and environmental assessment of flightpath changes, as well as technical endorsement of Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) charts, aircraft noise certification, and assisting in the management of Airservices Noise and Flight Path Monitoring System (NFPMS), one of the largest aircraft noise monitoring networks in the world.

You will play a senior role in the newly formed Airport and Environmental Assurance (AEA) Team within the Operational Standards Unit, supporting the Team Leader in a regulated, high-performing and accountable team, while actively contributing towards delivering Airservices' record of safety, environmental performance, workplace health, risk and compliance excellence.

The Person

The role requires a person with a professional yet easy-going demeanour who can deal with shifting priorities and challenging schedules in a highly specialised work environment. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills to establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, primarily within the aviation, government and consultancy sectors. 

We are seeking a technical specialist in the environment and noise space, who can provide leadership in noise modelling, monitoring and environmental assessment, while overseeing the technical work of other team members, carrying out peer reviews and mentoring other staff.

Team Culture

The AEA team consists of 9 airport development, environmental and noise specialists, split between Canberra and Melbourne.  Our team culture is friendly yet fast paced and professional, due to the high levels of work and the high expectations of our internal and external stakeholders – including senior management, airports, community groups, politicians, construction companies and government agencies.  People enjoy working in the AEA team because of our friendly environment and no-nonsense approach to dealing with a wide range of sensitive aviation development and environmental issues.

Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will have:

  • A minimum of 10-12 years’ experience in the aviation, consulting and/or government sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience with environmental impact assessment and noise management issues, particularly in relation to aviation and/or transport noise.
  • Demonstrated experience with noise modelling software such as INM and/or AEDT
  • Demonstrated experience with noise monitoring and measurement standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant Commonwealth legislation and regulations.
  • Relevant qualifications and/or equivalent experience (in environmental science, engineering or acoustics).
  • Demonstrated professional networks in the Australian aviation, consulting, and/or government sectors would be highly regarded.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

Download File PD - Senior Environment and Noise Specialist.pdf

Should you require any further information, please contact Dr Clyton Moyo on (02) 6268 4083 or by email on

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online via the “apply link” attaching your resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and how they relate to this role.

Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) on Sunday, 5 May 2019.

Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process.

Airservices values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.

In the interests of safety, we test for alcohol and other drugs.

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