Social Impact Assessment Consultant Job in Melbourne VIC at WSP Australia –

About us

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 Opportunity

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

Global mobility

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

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