My client is a government depart and requires an experience Engineer with hands on and experience in the following 3 points. 

This three month contract will be based in Sydney CBD. 

• Degree in Engineering – Petroleum/engineering 
• Experience in working with coal seam gas operations 
• Experience in and ability to interpret drill logs and reports 

Primary purpose of the role:

The EPA is now the lead regulator for the gas industry in NSW. The Senior Technical Advisor – Petroleum 
Engineer will primarily focus on this new function of the EPA by providing specialist professional advice 
related to the application of legislative responsibilities in assigned regulatory area/s, and undertaking a 
diverse range of day-to-day tasks. 

Key accountabilities 

• Review and asses various technical data and reports from industry to determine compliance with the 
relevant statutory instruments. Communicating complex and technical information to a non-technical 

• Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of standards and guidelines in regulating the gas industry and 
provide advice to management on the adequacy, quality and appropriateness of relevant procedures. 

• Identify and recommend relevant action to address poor performance of industry, the public sector, 
landholders and the general community to ensure the environment and human health is protected. 

• Contribute to the delivery of the EPA’s statutory responsibilities and diverse environment protection 
activities and approaches including project work, response to environmental incidents and emergency 
situations including after-hours response, and handling day-to-day complaints. 

• Undertake investigations and recommend future actions, including potential prosecution or other 
regulatory or non-regulatory actions, to deliver effective compliance with EPA’s legislative responsibilities 
and appear in court as and EPA witness, when required. 

• Maintain relationships with industry, the public sector, landholders, the community and other groups on 
environment protection, planning and development issues, and gas industry regulation, representing the 
EPA at relevant meetings, committees, and conferences. 

• Undertake assigned regulatory activities including licensing and approvals, and review and assess 
Environmental Assessments for local government areas, major projects, sites and premises in relation to 
relevant environment requirements. 

• Provide advice and information internally and to industry, the public sector, landholders, the community 
and other groups on the EPA’s regulatory framework and regional planning and development issues 
within the EPA’s regulatory responsibility; provide advice and negotiate with industry, public sector, 
landholders and individuals on environmental improvement programs and initiatives and the application 
of regulatory tools such as economic mechanisms and compliance audit requirements. 

Key challenges 

• Gaining broad acceptance of regional, Branch or Government programs for protecting the environment, 
and the requirements under legislation, in order to influence the attitudes and priorities of community, 
industry and the public sector. 

• Addressing and responding to changing circumstances and priorities with high levels of scrutiny. 

• Identifying and reviewing key emerging issues on relevant aspects and recommending innovative solutions 
that are both practical and consistent with EPA policies and guidelines.

Contact Michael Knight on 02 85152703 to discuss your questions. 

All applicants must have working rights in Australia to be considered. 
Sydney (Sydney C B D)
Michael Knight