Water Resource Management Specialist

With your expert knowledge of water policy and regulatory frameworks, you'll play an important role in our continued success

  • Do you have a flair for turning complex processes into simple, well thought out solutions?
  • Are you ready be a key contributor, helping to drive our Water projects and future offerings?
  • Do you want a role where you can use your knowledge of water regulatory frameworks across a variety of projects and market sectors?

As advisors to private and government organisations in environmental assessment and approvals, planning and environmental management, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of our field, continuously improving our skills and knowledge, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Through our projects and working within our communities, we’re proactive in pursuing opportunities which make a difference. 

With a strong pipeline of work and continued demand, an opportunity has arisen for an Associate Water Resources Management Specialist to join our Water Division. Our team are recognised experts in developing and navigating water policy, regulation, and licensing frameworks. We are also water scientists and engineers with experience across the government, energy, infrastructure, mining, irrigation, and community sectors. We have deep technical knowledge and collaborate across EMM to draw on the collective experience that intersects with water regulation and governance such as heritage, ecological, and land management disciplines.


Here’s what you can expect
  • Shape, build and innovate: Your deep knowledge of NSW water policy and regulatory frameworks will allow you to effectively drive our offerings within the industry. Shaping and streamlining the way we deliver projects whilst being able to think outside the box to offer innovative solutions.
  • Engage: You’ll be a strong communicator, able to engage with stakeholders from government agencies, peak bodies and industry clients providing input, advice and guidance to ensure projects are delivered within required regulations.
  • Navigate: You’ll provide pathways through complex regulatory frameworks, identifying potential roadblocks and effective approval and compliance pathways for a variety of projects.
  • National project opportunities: With a national delivery ethos, you'll also have the opportunity to work on large-scale projects across Australia. Your expertise will make a difference from coast to coast. 
  • Satisfaction: As an industry expert, you’ll inspire and support other EMMer’s on their development journey.  
  • Autonomy, flexibility and support to balance all aspects of your life.  
  • Hybrid working at its best: With offices across Australia; you’ll be able to flex and enjoy hybrid working at its best.  


Here’s what you'll bring to have impact
  • A minimum of 10 years’ industry experience in Water Resources Management, with a deep knowledge of NSW Water Policy and Regulatory Water Frameworks.
  • Previous experience working within consultancy.
  • Previous experience working within a government agency, or strong networks within relevant government agencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a suitable relevant field.
  • A strong scientific or engineering background and understanding of scientific and engineering principles. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with an ability to be able to breach the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage own time and priorities and work collaboratively in a team to meet project objectives in a deadline driven work environment. 
  • A collaborative approach and willingness to knowledge share with all team members.  


Our goal is to build a team of EMMers that looks like the world around us — and we want EMMers to stay and grow. As part of our efforts to build an EMM for everyone, we embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the company.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

  • Please note we can only consider applicants with a legal right to work in Australia     
  • Unsolicited resumes from recruitment consultants will not be accepted for this position


How to Apply

If you meet the requirement of this position, please submit your application via the form below or email to careers@emmconsulting.com.au confirming your preferred work location and quoting reference: RTR134.

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