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AECOM Senior Environmental Scientist - Contaminated Land in Canberra, Australia

Job Summary

This opportunity is open to full time or part time employment

We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Environmental Scientist / Engineer to join AECOM’s Environment Team based in Canberra and to take the next step in their career. You will both support and lead with fieldwork, reporting, and management aspects of multiple concurrent contamination investigations, environmental monitoring and remediation projects of varying size and complexity.

This position will provide experience and a greater level of responsibility working on a diverse array of high-profile, major infrastructure assessment projects across a range of sectors, including Defence, Transport, Oil & Gas, Energy, Water utilities and Property sectors. You will work amongst a team of experienced peers and alongside our clients while learning first-hand from our in-house Practitioners, Auditors and Technical Directors. You will have every opportunity to learn and advance your career.

You will be required to multi-task, prepare scopes of work and estimates, deliver technical reports independently, lead field teams, supervise remediation works, manage subcontractors and liaise with our clients. Moreover, you may be required to support and lead preparing bids.

You could be working on:

  • Preliminary and Detailed Site Investigations

  • Due Diligence Assessments

  • Data Management and Digital Reporting

  • Remedial Action Plans

  • Site Validation Reports

  • Waste Classifications

  • Site supervision and contractor management during remedial works

  • Project Management and Contract Administration

AECOM are an infrastructure consulting business, providing diverse services to our clients across the whole spectrum of a project lifecycle – from ideation through to construction and operation. Our Canberra business is a significant contributor to the local economy, and broader Australian economy. Located in the National Capital but with locations all over Australia, AECOM Canberra focuses on Federal and State Government clients. Our people also support our nationally and globally significant projects, which have proven to provide unique career defining moments.

AECOM provides a great place to work where we place a high priority on a fun and engaging work environment offering career development and mentoring as well as social and wellbeing opportunities. We also pride ourselves on our flexible working arrangements. You will be working with driven professionals who are passionate, smart, creative, curious and quirky but proud to be part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world.

Minimum Requirements

Flexibility and a pro-active attitude will be key to your success in supporting the Canberra office and the wider AECOM business. You will have demonstrable qualifications and experience, including some or all of the following:

  • Relevant years of experience in a consultancy or professional services business, specifically contaminated land management and environmental services

  • Experience in preliminary and detailed site investigations for soil, vapour, and groundwater

  • Experience in data management software (ESDAT / Equis) and preparation of environmental reports

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • Project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, engineering, geology, or earth science

  • This role typically suits those with 5 + years relevant experience

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Environmental

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 270107BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.