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Senior Environmental Scientist (Contaminated Land)

WSP in Australia - Brisbane Grove, NSW

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About Us

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 5,500 talented people across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand.

We have recently joined forces with Golder, making WSP the largest environmental consulting firm globally, with over 14,000 environment professionals. Together, we can accelerate our global Environmental, Social & Governance vision, and make an impact on our built and natural environment.

The Opportunity

We’re currently hiring an experienced Senior Environmental Scientist to joining our Contaminated Land Management (CLM) team in Brisbane.

Reporting to the Queensland CLM Team Lead and working closely with a team of over 20 contaminated land professionals across south-east Queensland you will provide technical and project management support on a range of interesting projects and client portfolios.

The work will often involve collaboration with other technical disciplines such as geotechnical, civil engineering and occupational health and safety, and involves a range of clients including Commonwealth, State and Local Governments, mining, oil, gas and industrial projects and property developers.

Typical project scopes include environmental due diligence, portfolio assessment and advisory, preliminary and detailed site investigations informing risk assessments and development of mitigation strategies, remediation planning and implementation.

Day To Day, You Will

  • Conduct environmental field works where aspects of safety, sensitive stakeholder considerations or complicated geology/hydrogeology require substantial experience
  • Manage projects, including budget, scope, stakeholder communication and client relationships
  • Oversee contractors and take responsibility for safe, compliant and quality field works programs
  • Interrogate investigation data, develop conceptual site models and prepare technical reports and assessments
  • Review and approve the work produced by junior team members, providing coaching and mentorship
Some of the key projects we’ve recently been involved in:
  • Gold Coast Council Environmental Monitoring programs and strategic advice – Landfill design, environmental management, compliance, contaminant management and sewage treatment plant assessment and upgrade works support
  • RAAF Base Townsville PFAS Investigation – regulatory compliance investigations, development of monitoring programs and design of remedial options
What We'll Love About You

The successful candidate is a team player, has circa 5 years' experience in delivering contaminated land and remediation projects, and brings the following:
  • Knowledge in any of the following disciplines: geology/soils, hydrogeology and environmental chemistry
  • Understanding of QLD CLM regulations
  • Excellent communication and technical reporting skills
  • A desire to mentor and train junior staff and grow local business
  • A keen interest in contaminated land management
  • Formal qualifications in environmental science, chemistry, biology, geology or engineering
What We Will Offer You

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:
  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave and purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities