Environmental Lead - Laing O'Rourke - Perth, WA

Job Description


About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the role

We are currently seeking an Environmental Lead for a rail and civil project based in Perth, WA. This permanent role offers great career prospects with a people-centric, privately owned tier 1 constructor and international engineering enterprise. 

Key responsibilities

  • Lead environmental management for the project, including leadership of direct reports, and have key interface with design, engineering and procurement.
  • Other key responsibilities include implementation of the project environmental management plan, and ensure compliance with the Laing O'Rourke's environmental management system.
  • You will be proficient in planning for and management of sub consultants and be able to efficiently coordinate complex technical matters to support project schedules. 

About you

  • A relevant degree in environmental engineering, planning or science
  • Ideally 10+ years' experience in environmental engineering and management
  • Several years' experience leading an environmental function on large-scale projects
  • You will have strong knowledge of a wide range of environmental and heritage aspects as they relate to urban locations, including noise and vibration, contaminated land/groundwater, and civil earthworks issues
  • You will have strong communication, leadership, influencing and report-writing skills, and ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.


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