Environmental Economist

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Job Type



Full Time

Job Location

Australasia; Australia; New South Wales

Job Summary

​A great opportunity for a professional expert to join a global dynamic, friendly professional services business

Key Responsibilities

​We are seeking an Environmental/Social Economist with experience in socio-economic impact assessments or economic appraisal of infrastructure development proposals. The position will involve applying your economic skills across a diverse range of industries, project types and problem solving scenarios. The position will be full time based in Cardno’s Sydney office and will assist the Economics, Transport, Water and Environment teams within NSW and internationally.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Project management for the delivery of economic appraisals and assessments
  • Undertaking of qualitative appraisal and quantitative cost benefit analysis in accordance with state / national guidelines and international best practice
  • Production of business cases to facilitate project approvals and receipt of funding
  • Supporting environmental or social impact assessments and projects undertaken within the broader Company
  • Ensuring Company and client commitments and expectations are managed appropriately within given time frames and budget
  • Supervision and management of junior personnel as relevant

Other Requirements


  • Degrees (or combined degree) in Economics and Science / Engineering
  • 5 - 10 years of combined consulting and/or industry experience in environmental economics work
  • Demonstrated application of Cost Benefit Analysis to infrastructure development projects essential; experience within the Transport, Oil and Gas, Water, or Primary Industry sectors seen as an asset
  • Technical knowledge and experience in an environmental science or engineering discipline seen as an asset
  • Excellent technical writing, oral communication, and lateral thinking.
  • Experience in bidding for and winning projects is highly advantageous.
  • Project management experience, in particular management of time work-plans and budgets.
  • Ability to work in a team environment across a multi-site organization
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required for project delivery

Employee Benefits

​As an ASX listed company Cardno offers the chance for eligible staff to share in the business’ success through the staff share scheme.  As a global business we offer the potential for travel, and outstanding training and development opportunities. We offer a work/life balance and an established recognition and rewards program.


​We welcome your interest in our team.  To apply, please send your resume and covering letter to careers@cardno.com.au quoting reference number N15/2809/520 in the subject line.​

Equal Opportunity statement for US based applicants

Cardno has a long standing policy of Equal Opportunity in employment. Our practice is to fill positions by selecting applicants who can perform the work in a competent and professional manner. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status. At any time, if you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact Human Resources at jobs@cardno.com. To learn more about Cardno’s commitment to equal opportunity please view these links:

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