career Opportunities in

Environmental Advisor

Environmental Advisor

Careers Profile

As an Environmental Advisor in the forest and wood products sector, you'll be involved in producing one of the world's most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.

Depending on your employer, you could be involved in environmental management, the establishment and maintenance of sustainable practices and ensuring regulatory and statutory requirements are met.

The career paths of many engineers in the forest and wood products industry lead to senior management and other positions.


Roles will vary according to the position, however your working day could include:

  • Conducting environmental reviews field inspections and site assessments.

  • Developing and executing environmental strategies

  • Developing and maintaining a thorough understanding of environmental standards and approval processes

  • Liaising with regulatory bodies

  • Managing consultants to complete environmental and social impact assessments

  • Writing environmental sections of documentation

  • Preparing environmental reports and reviews.

Ideal Attributes

Relevant experience, plus good analysis and problem solving, good written and verbal communication skills, able to accept responsibility and ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.

A high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety is essential.


Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or related discipline

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include:

  • Forest managers

  • Wood processors and manufacturers

  • Government