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Principal Consultant - Stakeholder Engagement & Social Sustainability

GHD Pty Ltd

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 08/11/2017

Job Category:

Consulting / Environmental

Job description:
  • Sydney location
  • Flexible, social and diverse work culture
  • Work on high-profile and varied projects


At GHD, we focus is on empowering and growing talented, career-oriented people through training, development and career opportunities.  We support our people to work flexibly, understanding that work life balance in a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our people’s happiness and success.  Our industry-leading flexible work programs and family-friendly practices make this a reality.

Passionate about the communities in which we live, we take pride in delivering world-class projects for our clients.  We have been recognised as a leader in the development of community and stakeholder engagement best practice for over 20 years.  Our engagement practitioners have been active members of IAP2 Australasia since its inception in the late 1990s.  We are an award-winning consultancy with a commitment to working collaboratively with our clients to create lasting community benefit.

The role
An opportunity has arisen for a talented and passionate Principal Consultant to join our Stakeholder Management and Social Sustainability team within the Sydney office. Working on and managing a wide range of projects, this role will see you providing advice, planning, delivering and evaluating community and stakeholder engagement activities for both the government and private sectors at a Principal level. This role will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team across a variety of infrastructure and other project types. 

Your duties

  • Providing advice on a broad range of client projects to team members in the Stakeholder Engagement & Social Sustainability team.
  • Providing stakeholder engagement and communication services at a senior level to a variety of public and private sector clients working as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team across a variety of industries.
  • Working closely with the Team Lead and other team members to build new client networks as well as foster and grow existing client relationships. 
  • Leading various major bids and proposals. 
  • Working with other senior members of the team and the wider GHD business to support and grow our technical skills within the stakeholder engagement service line.


About you

  • Outstanding relationship management skills 
  • A high level of expertise and experience in producing and reviewing well-written reports and proposals
  • A demonstrated ability in project management and strategic planning
  • The ability to work autonomously in a high pressure environment and provide appropriate direction to less experienced team members
  • Experience in a consulting environment working on large infrastructure or environmental projects
  • A tertiary qualification in Communications, Social Sciences, Arts, Marketing or Public Relations


What we offer
At GHD, we provide an environment where everyone has an opportunity to thrive and succeed.  You will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from inspiring people while developing your professional skills through the GHD Business School. Benefits include:

  • 4 weeks annual leave with the ability to access up to 8 weeks annual leave 
  • Staff discounts on selected health insurance, gyms, travel and accommodation 
  • Generous parental leave for both women and men
  • Access to an employee assistance program 
  • A variety of flexible working arrangements 
  • International career opportunities and professional development.
  • An inclusive environment that wins awards for workplace diversity
  • A culture based on our core values of safety, teamwork, respect and integrity.


GHD was recognised as Australia’s 5th Most Attractive Employer at this year’s 2017 Randstad Award.   We are also proud to have been named by the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as a ''2016 Employer of Choice,'' recognising our progress in realising our diversity and inclusion strategy. 

To apply please forward your covering letter and resume via the link www.ghd.com/careers.

Shortlisting for this role will commence immediately, GHD reserves the right to remove the advertisement before the closing date.