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Environmental Sustainability Specialist

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Various
Categories: Engineering, Safety, Technology, Aviation

  • Environmental Sustainability Specialist
  • Be the technical expert on sustainability matters with a view to bring innovation and continuous improvement
  • Opportunity to shape the organisation on its sustainability journey and continue delivering on social responsibility
  • Oversee implementation of the environmental sustainability strategy across the entire value chain within Airservices
  • Candidate is preferred to be located in Melbourne, however Canberra and Brisbane locations will also be considered


You will manage programs, projects and initiatives to ensure strategic objectives are met. Provide technical input to reduce our total environmental footprint including to deliver on the efficient management of energy, water, land, materials, and waste.

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

To develop the Annual Environmental Sustainability Plan and track progress of key milestones and metrics, and manage governance mechanisms to support the implementation of strategic objectives to ensure effective progress, assist with barriers, and identify improvements. You will design and deliver specific environmental sustainability projects on time and within budget to reduce our environmental footprint.

You will report to the Environment & Sustainability Principal Advisor and build effective working relationships with portfolio, program, and project managers.

The Person

We are looking for a person who can deliver work in a collaborative manner with internal and external stakeholders to ensure continuous improvement, innovation, and effective change management. A leader who can assist in creating a culture of environmental sustainability and enjoys being part of teams to deliver on a collective vision.

Team Culture

People enjoy working in our dynamic and collaborative team because of the sense of purpose and ability to shape our organisational future and to leave a positive legacy. You will be surrounded by a supportive and encouraging group within the Office of Safety & Risk, including a wider network of teams across the value chain who work towards common goals beyond mere compliance.

Skills and Experience

Bachelor degree or higher in Sustainability or Environmental Management (or equivalent) plus demonstrated experience in sustainability as a technical discipline

The successful applicant will have:

  • Extensive experience in leading sustainability programs across an organisation to meet strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering environmental sustainability projects
  • Demonstrated experience in climate change and carbon reduction
  • Proven stakeholder management skills in large organisations with sustainability agendas will be well regarded

Security Clearance

  • To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian citizen as an Australian Government Baseline Security Clearance is required for this role.

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

Download File Environmental Sustainability Specialist - Posn Description v1.docx

Should you require any further information please contact Scott Tonkin on

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online via the “apply link” attaching a maximum two page cover letter, outlining how your experience meets the Technical and People attributes of the Accountabilities and Responsibilities within the position description.


Please also attach your resume demonstrating how you meet the Skills and Competencies for the role within the position description.  


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.




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Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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