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Enginurity is a specialist recruitment and search consultancy operating in the contaminated land and water sector and have been retained by New Zealand’s premier contaminated land consultancy to recruit for a number of positions.

Our client has seen continued growth driven by strong demand for their services with the addition of two new offices in Hamilton and Invercargill to add to their existing offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch and their team growing to more than 155 staff.

This presents a unique opportunity for an Environmental Chemist or Environmental Scientist with a background in contaminated land who has a keen interest in environmental risk assessment, human health risk and environmental toxicology to work in consultancy across a wide range of contaminated land projects with high profile clients.

The role is based in our clients Auckland office of over 70 people and will be part of their contaminated land team. The role will look at specifically risk assessment (environmental and human health) in the field of contaminated land and depending on your experience will either be a technical specialist role or technical with a client business development aspect.

About You
We are interested to hear from candidates with an Environmental Science degree, ideally to Masters in Environmental Chemistry or similar who can demonstrate:

  • At least 8 years post graduate professional experience in contaminated land assessment and remediation.
  • Experience or keen interest in environmental chemistry / environmental toxicology relating to risk assessment.
  • Ideally some field experience (soil sampling, groundwater monitoring, construction monitoring field investigations etc) together with environmental chemistry / toxicology experience or a keen interest in environmental chemistry within the field of contaminated land.
  • Experience for business development, developing client relationships would be useful, but not essential.
  • EIANZ Contaminated Land Assessment Specialist Certified Environmental Practitioner (CLA Specialist CEnvP) would be desirable but not essential.

For more information or to apply, contact Dominic Henderson at Enginurity - dominic@enginurity.co.nz

Queenstown, New Zealand

This represents an excellent opportunity to join this highly regarded consultancy within the ground engineering & science field.  Based in Queenstown, this role will be working on a range of contaminated land projects where you will be designing and managing contaminated land investigations and remediation, while supporting and mentoring junior staff along the way.

Our client operates a highly efficient commercial operation with a friendly and dynamic team working on a wide range of contaminated land projects and can offer career opportunities as their Queenstown office continues to grow. 

About You
Tertiary qualified, preferably to Master level in Environmental science or Environmental Geology, you will need to hold at least 4-6 years post graduate  professional experience in contaminated land projects gained in a consulting environment.

Through your experience, you will be able to demonstrate;

  • Design and management of contaminated land investigations and remediation;
  • Data analysis, risk assessment and interpretative report writing; 
  • Managing your own projects; and
  • Experience working with asbestos would be a benefit.

Candidates for this position will need to hold the right to work in New Zealand.


For more information or to apply, contact Dominic Henderson at Enginurity - dominic@enginurity.co.nz

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Newly Created Position based in Auckland
  • Focus on Business Development and Delivery of Contaminated Land projects
  • New Zealand’s premier contaminated land consultancy
  • Be part of the largest National Team of Contaminated Land Specialists
  • Offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill
  • A great team and company culture – professional, supportive, social
  • Modern office close to major transport Links

The Opportunity
This really is an opportunity that does not come up very often.  Working with New Zealand’s premier contaminated land business based in this highly regarded environmental and engineering consulting firm, the role will be based in their modern Auckland office close to transportation links.

Enginurity have been engaged exclusively by this client and we are seeking a qualified environmental geologist or Scientist with experience in contaminated land who is interesting in a work winning / business development focus.

This role has business development focus for contaminated land projects and will provide a key interface to clients on a day to day basis.    

In this role, you will be involved in:

  • Business development / work winning.
  • Management of projects and team members, subcontractors and interfacing with regulators and clients.
  • Reporting on project performance, controlling budgets.
  • Field work as required.

About You
This position would ideally suit someone with at least 10+ years post graduate professional experience in contaminated land including hazardous waste, solid waste and contaminated sites, air quality, gaseous/particulate emissions, vapour intrusion, water supply and water resources and Environmental management and Environmental site audits.  Preferably will have at least 4 year of field experience.

As the role has a focus on work winning / business development, you will have well developed communication and networking skills and ability to build strong and lasting relationships together with prior experience of leading bids and tenders.

What’s in it for you?
Our client can offer you the freedom from utilisation targets found at the bigger consultancies, an interesting and wide range of contaminated land projects with high profile clients, a competitive salary and future opportunity to become a shareholder in the business, a friendly supportive and social team and a modern centrally located office close to major transport links.

This client has gone from strength to strength and continues to expand and is now over 155 staff across 6 offices in New Zealand.  You will also enjoy great support for your personal development including training, seminars and conferences as well and having access to and being part of New Zealand’s largest contaminated land team.

Candidates for this position will need to hold the right to work in New Zealand


For more information or to apply, contact Dominic Henderson at Enginurity - dominic@enginurity.co.nz

  • Full time position
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Melbourne-based, located just off Monash Freeway (Mount Waverley)

Australian Environmental Auditors Pty Ltd (AEA) is seeking an experienced technical assistant for its landfill program in the Melbourne office. Due to continued growth in AEA’s Landfill division, we have a full-time position available within our landfill team.


The successful candidate should:

  • possess a degree in engineering or science;
  • have a minimum of 5 years experience in the environmental industry
  • have experience in landfill management, landfill gas and/or leachate;
  • have an understanding of landfill aftercare, landfill hydrogeology, landfill cell and cap construction;
  • demonstrate a proactive and energetic approach to work, with the ability to work autonomously as well as working closely with other technical and non-technical staff;
  • hold a full driving licence;
  • be prepared to travel to sites within Victoria and occasionally interstate;
  • possess good written and verbal communication, with some experience writing and compiling technical reports;
  • demonstrate ability and confidence in relating with clients and all levels of AEA staff; and
  • be an Australian citizen or hold proof of the right to work in Australia.


About AEA

With a staff of 24 (with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth), AEA employs seven in-house contaminated land auditors. We conduct audits and expert services in all states and territories throughout Australia. Our experienced professionals have been involved in hundreds of audits and auditor related tasks throughout the country. We are proud to present clients with pragmatic, timely and cost-effective statutory and non-statutory auditing services.

AEA is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.

AEA offers team members:

  • a competitive salary package commensurate with experience;
  • opportunities for quarterly bonuses;
  • access to ongoing training and career development opportunities;
  • professional memberships;
  • flexible work conditions, and
  • the opportunity to contribute in a diverse and rewarding environment.


Please send applications to careers@envaud.com.au


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