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About us

Congratulations, on taking the first step toward joining one of the Bathurst Region's largest employers! Bathurst Regional Council employs over 400 staff and provides a large range of services to our community. Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be a part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our Region. 


About our region

Bathurst really is best of both worlds - a beautiful country lifestyle just two and a half hours from Sydney. Bathurst is Australia's oldest inland settlement located just over 200 kilometres west of Sydney on the Macquarie River. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and there is no shortage of things to see and do if you want to explore or take a lazy Sunday drive.


About the role

Bathurst Regional Council, in partnership with Lithgow City, Mid-Western Regional and Oberon Shire Councils, is seeking an environmental or engineering practitioner to deliver a regional contaminated land capacity building project.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority funded project requires the successful candidate to help councils develop local contaminated land policies, procedures and land-use information systems while advising on contaminated land management matters across the four Councils. The successful candidate will be based at Bathurst Regional Council but will be required to work from the offices of our project partners on a regular basis.

An attractive salary starting at $1679.64 per week (plus super) will be negotiated with the successful applicant depending upon qualifications and experience.  This position is based on 35 hours per week with a rostered day off every three weeks. The position is a fixed-term contract that will conclude on 30 June 2022.

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have technical experience in dealing with contaminated land management and remediation.  Essential criteria include holding a degree in environmental science, engineering or equivalent; a working knowledge of contaminated land legislation and how it relates to local government; and experience in project management.  A current class C motor vehicle driver's license is also required.

The successful applicant will be able to use their highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to effectively build the capacity of staff within the Councils to better deal with local contaminated land issues.


Key Requirements

  • Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of contaminated land legislation and how it relates to Local Government
  • Experience in project management
  • Current Class C Driver's licence

The position requires a pre employment health assessment  which includes a functional, audio and drug & alcohol screen.

Contact Officer: Anna Stapleton - 6333 6268

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week with an RDO every three weeks

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 11:59pm


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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

Auckland, New Zealand

The Opportunity
We are recruiting for a respected geoscience consultancy who are seeking a suitably qualified environmental geologist with experience in contaminated land work.

In this role, you will be involved in;

  • Planning and undertaking environmental investigations including supervision of drilling and test pitting, hand-augering and preparation of geological logs, installation of monitoring wells, well testing, soil and water sampling, organising lab testing and interpretation of results.
  • Engineering geological and hydrogeological assessment including geological cross-section interpretation, aquifer identification and interpretation of groundwater flow paths.
  • Assessment and concise reporting.

About You
This position would ideally suit someone with 2-6 years post graduate professional experience, preferably including at least 1 year of field experience as this role will have a focus on field based work.  You will need an Environmental Geology, Geo-Environmental or relevant Environmental Science degree with top grades from a leading University.

You will must to be able to demonstrate previous experience in:

  • Contaminated site investigation, soil and water sampling, and risk assessment.
  • Drilling supervision and installation of monitoring wells.
  • Good working knowledge of field equipment including groundwater sampling pumps, XRF, landfill gas meters, etc, low flow sampling, traffic management etc.
  • Hydrogeological drilling programmes, permeability testing and conceptual model development.

Experience with oil industry environmental investigations, and associated guidelines, is desirable and familiarity with the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil, would be an advantage.

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

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

About Us

If you have an innovative mindset with a strong technical aptitude and want to become part of our growing team, then look no further. Join ECT2 (Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies, Inc.), now a Montrose Environmental Group Company, and help us clean the world’s water and air. We are always looking for driven, creative, and self-motivated professionals who thrive on tackling challenging problems and projects.

About the Role

As a key member of our team, this role will be responsible for a range of activities including:

  • Assist the Business Development Manager AU/NZ to develop and implement the approved Business Development Plan for the region.
  • Analyse customer requirements and communicate the need across ECT2, including to the United States based process, design and technical teams.
  • Maintain Salesforce data to ensure accuracy of reporting and track opportunities; respond to customer needs, monitor trends and identify lessons learned.
  • Build, develop and grow business relationships internal and external to the Business.
  • Learn and understand the highly technical product that we deliver to our customers.
  • Assist to develop content for marketing.
  • Prepare responses to request for quotes, proposals and tenders including developing pricing and technical content.
  • Review conditions of tender, technical specifications and information documents and communicate requirements across the Business to ensure conforming tender responses are submitted.
  • Review conditions of contract and develop registers of concern for consideration by the internal legal team.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key suppliers to obtain quotes and where required, assist the Delivery team in procuring and scheduling delivery of supplies.
  • Attend conferences, meetings and industry events to generate opportunities for the Business.
  • Assist the Delivery team to develop project documentation including management plans, project reports, memos and other correspondence.
  • Develop project schedules.

Qualifications & Expectations

  • A minimum of 7 years of related work experience in project management, sales or business development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, administration, marketing or project management.
  • Highly developed communication skills including interactions with customers, suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Highly developed writing skills.
  • Must be proficient in the following programs: MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD and Accounting Software.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management software would be advantageous.
  • Must be able to regularly travel interstate. There may be some opportunities for international travel to conferences and events.


For more information or to apply, please contact Marisa Otani at ECT2 (Emerging Compounds Treatment Technologies, Inc.) at motani@montrose-env.com.

  • 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


Emerge Associates combines both environmental consulting and landscape architecture, with established teams and capabilities in each discipline. We have offices in Subiaco, Margaret River and Melbourne undertaking a wide range of projects nationally. We partner with our clients across Australia to create socially, environmentally and economically sustainable places of community value, ensuring the interface between the natural environment, the human environment and built infrastructure is managed by providing a considered project response.


About our role:

As the Team Leader and reporting to the Environment Manager, this role is responsible for the leadership of our Contaminated Land and Acid Sulfate Soil team.  The team undertakes a wide range of projects including due diligence investigations, preliminary site investigations, detailed site investigations, remediation and validation works, hazardous materials management, site monitoring and site closure reporting. 


Working closely with the Managing Director, the Principal Consultants, Senior Consultants and other Team Leaders, the role has a key focus on:

  • Delivering high quality projects and advice to our clients.
  • Providing support, guidance and direction to our team of contaminated land consultants.
  • Workload management to ensure timely delivery of projects within budget.
  • Financial performance of the team within the overall objectives of the business.
  • Team resource management, including recruiting and career development.
  • Business development, leveraging existing relationships to promote new business opportunities and developing new client and business opportunities.
  • Providing strategic input into business operations.


The skills we need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in either Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science, preferably with an Earth Science focus.
  • Substantial experience in Contaminated Land and Acid Sulphate Soils or related field suitable to provide technical guidance and oversight for contaminated land projects.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex contaminated site management projects.
  • Experience recruiting, mentoring and providing project level technical guidance to others.
  • Strong project management skills of medium to large sized projects.
  • A proven track record in identifying business development opportunities and areas for growth.


What can we offer the ideal candidates? 

This role presents a genuine opportunity to lead and drive projects with in an established team in the increasingly essential area of contaminated lands and acid sulfate soils within an established employee owned consulting firm.

Emerge Associates is a dynamic business with a culture oriented around exceptional client service and genuinely enjoying what we do, we have an awesome office environment where you can achieve great results.  We are committed to our organisational values and have a strong focus on career development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then we would like to hear from you. Please email a cover letter and resume to careers@emergeassociates.com.au

 *Role only available to people with work rights in Australia


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