Social Impact Assessment Consultant Job in Melbourne VIC at WSP Australia –
WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 5,500 talented people across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand.
We have recently joined forces with Golder, making WSP the largest environmental consulting firm globally, with over 14,000 environment professionals. Together, we can accelerate our global Environmental, Social & Governance vision, and make an impact on our built and natural environment.
The Social Impact Assessment Graduate/Consultant is a newly created role to support our growth in Melbourne.
You will deliver best-practice social, health and economic impact assessments for major infrastructure projects, including resources and energy, health, education, urban renewal and transport.
Day to day, you will:
Assist in preparing Social and Economic Impact Assessment reports and proposals
Prepare literature reviews on topics related to social change
Design and undertake baseline social data collection
Participate in community and stakeholder engagement activities involving workshops, focus groups and meetings (telephone and in-person interviews) and surveys
Collate and analyse quantitative and qualitative research
Manage our own workflow and support senior staff to deliver medium to large-scale SIAs
Explore opportunities to engage new clients by leveraging existing relationships
What we’ll love about you
You ideally have 1-3 years’ experience as a consultant conducting socio-economic impact assessments or related research and you’re comfortable taking part in community-research activities.
Like us, you’re passionate about supporting strong, healthy and connected communities.
You will also bring:
Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences, Humanities, Human Geography, Planning, Environmental Planning or related social discipline
You enjoy writing and producing reports that use accessible language and graphics to communicate complex information succinctly
Knowledge of methods used to support social and economic assessments, such as sustainable development frameworks
A passion for social justice and delivering positive social outcomes for communities across Australia
Strategic thinking – understanding the client perspective in a changing social and economic environment
Interpersonal skills – effective engagement with communities, stakeholders and clients is core to our social sustainability work
Familiarity with international, national and state-based guidelines and leading practice for preparing social, health and economic impact assessments will be highly regarded
What we will offer you
At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.
Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:
Flexible working hours and working from home
Parental leave and purchased additional annual leave
Corporate employee discounts and offers
Salary continuance insurance
Wellness at work & social club
Workplace giving /volunteering
Employee reward & recognition program
Professional and technical development opportunities
About the Company
Company: WSP Australia –
Company Location: Melbourne VIC