AECOM Senior Environmental Scientist / Engineer in Adelaide, Australia

Business Line Environment

Position Title Senior Environmental Scientist / Engineer

Australia - Australian Capital Territory


Job Summary

AECOM’s Adelaide Environmental group is the lead provider of contaminated land assessment, impact assessment, and remediation services in SA. AECOM provides environmental services across all market sectors including oil and gas, defence, government, mining, manufacturing, energy, waste and land development. AECOM provides a flexible working environment for all staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A rewarding opportunity exists for a self-starting Senior Environmental Scientist/ Engineer in our Geoscience workgroup. The Principal Environmental Scientist/ Engineer will manage contaminated land and geoscience projects, provide direction to and mentoring of junior staff, and prepare complex technical reports and proposals for projects across a broad range of clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Involvement in all stages of contaminated land projects including site history investigations, analysing data gaps, sampling & analysis planning, field investigation of soil, waters and vapour, validating data, developing conceptual site models, supporting risk assessments, management plans and remedial works

  • Design and manage investigation and remediation programs.

  • Actively mentor and develop junior staff

  • Schedule staff and project resources and be responsible for the supervision of all deliverables to meet timing and quality requirements in line with the project plan

  • Develop and enhance internal and client relationships through regular communication and the provision of technical expertise to resolve clients / project requirements

  • Apply technical skills across a variety of industry sectors

  • Identify new business pursuits, capture opportunities and prepare winning bids

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years relevant professional experience is required for the role

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification in geology, chemistry, environmental or related engineering

  • Commercial acumen with experience in negotiating contracts, preparation of winning bids that clearly articulate the clients’ purpose and drivers for engaging AECOM, project cost estimation and execution of strategies to efficiently execute works

  • Demonstrated focus on client service by client listening and developing an understanding of the purpose of the work, regular and open communication, and accountability to deliver a solutions that meets their technical and commercial needs

  • Demonstrated skills and experience successfully leading project teams and in managing multi-disciplinary projects and deliverables in a safe, timely and profitable manner

  • Strong report writing skills, including ability to evaluate and interpret data, draw conclusions and provide practical and defensible recommendations

  • Active participation in industry associations, maintenance of up to date knowledge of technical aspects of your role and distribution with other team members

  • Effective collaboration, negotiation and teaming skills to work on project across business lines

  • Experience in managing and developing client relationships, developing and implementing strategies to retain and grown business

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare and present engaging presentations to clients or colleagues

  • Detailed knowledge of national and SA contaminated land and environmental legislation

  • Flexibility in hours of work and mobility to work throughout SA and interstate is desirable

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 160415BR