• Based in Singleton in the Upper Hunter of NSW with potential for flexibility (remote, Sydney or Brisbane office)
  • Secure permanent position with flexibility available (3 or 4-day week if suits)
  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme commensurate with experience
  • Project specific inter-office, site and international travel opportunities exist
  • Friendly team environment

Our commitment to you:

  • A permanent, position available with James Bailey & Associates Pty Ltd (JBA) (a subsidiary company of Xenith Holdings – a highly regarded employee-owned consulting firm)
  • A market competitive remuneration package, including a performance bonus
  • Singleton office-based role with flexible working arrangements offered to the right candidate to work remotely or from Xenith’s Sydney or Brisbane office
  • The autonomy to steer your career where you want to go, with broad industry exposure provided and the opportunity to expand your knowledge base working alongside the disciplines of Environment, Law, Exploration and Mining, Business Analysis, Civil Engineering and ESG
  • Level the playing field and get promoted based on your skills and success
  • Grow together with us – own a piece of Xenith and share in our success

What you can do with us:

  • Challenge yourself by working on diverse and exciting projects
  • Become a respected subject matter expert – influence the strategy of tier one mining houses, renewable energy projects and provide expert advice to leading investment firms
  • Develop as a leader through having the autonomy to manage your own projects and engage directly with clients
  • Share your expertise within the team and mentor junior professionals
  • Contribute to cutting edge studies pushing the boundaries of the mining and renewable energy industries
  • Work with and be mentored by the best in the industry

Who are we looking for?

  • A relevant tertiary qualification ideally in a social science discipline (e.g. sociology, social or community planning)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in social impact assessments and/or stakeholder engagement preferably in the resources and/or renewable energy sector
  • Excellent communication, report writing, research, analysis and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work autonomously, manage multidisciplinary projects and mentor junior professionals
  • Passionate about your work, able to engage with clients, regulators, technical consultants and peers and be a highly motivated individual who is proactive with a “can do” attitude

About James Bailey & Associates

JBA is an environmental consulting firm servicing mining, renewable energy and related industries with a reputation for high quality work and client service. Our company focuses on attracting and developing high calibre professionals and puts a strong emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.  We are currently working on a number of state significant development applications and providing environment and stakeholder management support for major resource and renewable energy projects across Australia.

JBA recently merged with Xenith Consulting, which is an employee owned, Australian firm working within the mining, infrastructure, energy, land access and environment markets. Operating since 2004, with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and the Hunter Valley, Xenith works across the globe in a wide range of resource projects and consulting services, from concept studies through to detailed execution and closure. Xenith is also growing our expertise in future-facing commodities, new energy ventures, ESG and alternate land uses for mines.

We value diversity and are committed to a supportive and flexible working environment. We promote work life balance and provide flexible hours along with outstanding long-term career development opportunities through hands-on mentoring, training and the variety of work we do.

We are renowned for fostering greatness where individuals are valued as people, not just for high standards of technical excellence in their work tasks.


If you wish to work for a highly regarded company with the highest achievers in our field of expertise and can picture yourself contributing to a strong, specialised team, then this is a truly outstanding career opportunity.

Please forward your CV highlighting your relevant experience to:

Applications close Friday, 29 September 2023 

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