Golder Associates Principal Environmental Consultant - Mining and Extractive Industry (Consents & Statutory focus) in Richmond, Australia

Golder is a highly-specialised employee-owned global firm providing consulting, design, and construction services in the areas of earth, environment, and energy, across multiple industry sectors. We are a community of people of varied skills and backgrounds with the expertise to drive our industry forward working in an environment that offers challenge and reward, where we build lifelong relationships through collaboration and a pursuit of shared success. Our projects span the globe, and our passion for technical excellence and innovation enables us to do the best work possible.

We care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. Our ownership structure affords us the opportunity to invest in our careers and take pride in something we truly own.

We are seeking to appoint a Principal Environmental Consultant: Mining and Extractive Industries (Consents & Statutory), with consulting experience specifically relational to Extractive Industry (Mining). You will have a range of expertise and skills in advising our clients on a diverse range of technical matters in the fast-tracking of gaining consents and approvals from government in development applications. Your experience in sectors such as Environmental, Urban Planning and Extractive Industry would be well regarded along with excellent engagement skills with clients and government associated with environmental and planning approvals in mining or quarry production or similar large scale industrial operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new business opportunities and focus on expanding opportunities and relationships with key clients to provide multi-disciplinary technical service offerings, particularly within the quarrying and local mining markets.

  • Manage and undertake Planning and Environmental assessments, Planning and Environmental approvals, permitting and compliance for clients’ projects.

  • Manage complex planning, environmental and statutory approvals including coordinating internal and external specialists to deliver successful outcomes for clients.

  • Lead negotiations on behalf of the client with Regulatory Authorities including Councils and agencies.

  • Strengthen Golder’s environmental and planning services through proactive business development activities and be recognised as a leading expert in the planning / approvals / permitting area.

  • Guide, participate in and support stakeholder engagement activities.


  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental planning, permitting and regulatory approvals (particularly DEDJTR approvals)

  • Knowledge and understanding of the environmental and planning issues affecting extractive industry and mining

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach


  • Tertiary qualifications in Manufacturing, Extractive Industry or Engineering (Desirable); or

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning or similar related discipline

If you are looking for that next step in your career where you will get the opportunity to have your ideas heard and bring real value to Hiring Managers then this is the job for you!

If you would like to know more then do so by contacting Julius Freeman; . 61 2 9478 3900 job ref: 18001013

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this role and all applications received will be considered strictly on merit.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

Title: Principal Environmental Consultant - Mining and Extractive Industry (Consents & Statutory focus)

Location: AUS-Richmond

Requisition ID: 18001013