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Closure and Environmental Liabilities Specialist

Location:  Perth
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  24 Nov 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1451791




What if your career could have a lasting impact on you, and the World? 

At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.  

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world. 


What’s in it for you?  


The opportunity 


We are seeking motivated Closure and Environmental Liabilities Specialists at the Manager and Senior Consultant ranks to join the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team in Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne; with experience in providing technical advice regarding closure strategies, closure cost estimating, and closure implementation across the mining, oil and gas, and / or energy sectors.  


Our Team


The EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team has recently been recognised by Verdantix as the global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) consulting. Our Oceania business comprises a multidisciplinary team of more than 250 passionate professionals providing support and advice to clients across all market sectors. We are the leading sustainability consulting practice in Oceania, and work across the full spectrum of sustainability and climate change issues, including ESG strategy and due diligence, outcomes measurement, climate risk and decarbonisation, and environmental liabilities. We have a strong focus on the technical development of our teams and developing the next generation of sustainability professionals.   


At EY we also walk the talk. We are carbon negative and are on-track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We have recently been recognised as one of the Top 100 Companies in Sustainability and described as ‘ambitious innovators’ in the market. Our market leading EY Net Zero Centre brings together the firm’s expertise in climate change, energy transition and organisational strategy to support our clients to decarbonise their businesses. We recognise that the ESG and decarbonisation imperatives are central to ‘Building a Better Working World’ and are committed to supporting our clients and communities in managing the transition. 


Your key responsibilities:


  • Support our clients to manage their asset closure strategies and costs
  • Support EY’s financial assurance teams to assess the reasonableness of closure plans and cost estimates that underlie our clients reported closure and environmental provisions.
  • Clearly communicate findings and recommendations to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to strategy, solutions, methodologies, analytical frameworks and tools to help clients succeed and navigate complex regulatory environments and manage stakeholder expectations associated with asset closures
  • Support ESG due diligence and sustainability assurance and advisory services, especially across the resources and other heavy industry sectors
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key business decision-makers, both internally and externally
  • Identify and communicate trends, developments, and key performance drivers relevant to our clients, while demonstrating a deep understanding of asset closure, rehabilitation, and closure risks and opportunities
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team across a range of industries on environmental management related challenges


What we’re looking for:


Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.  


  • Ability to understand complex risks associated with asset closure
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, cost estimating for the closure of large resources assets.
  • Strong excel skills particularly regarding cost models and rehabilitation calculators
  • Understanding of common asset closure techniques, materials, and equipment
  • Be able to transition from detailed to strategic levels
  • Tertiary degree in a related field, preferably Engineering, Environmental Sciences, and / or Finance or similar disciplines
  • Ability to think laterally and adapt previous experience and solutions to new projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic team and environment.
  • Strong technical analytical skills.
  • Outstanding project and time management skills. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Knowledge of closure policy, legislation, guidance and standards across Australia as well as a good understanding of the legislative trends relating to asset closure
  • Experience completing or participating in financial assurance processes, or
  • Experience working on operating sites.


What we can offer you 




Acknowledgement of Country 


EY acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which EY offices are located around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. Find out more about our vision for reconciliation at 


Apply now… we’re over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we’re ready to welcome yours.  

 At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential. 


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


EY | Building a better working world 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.

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