Senior environmental scientist - contaminated land

The role
Cardno’s Geosciences team provides strategic and practical solutions to clients with environmental management challenges. Based in either Brisbane or Mackay and reporting to the Contaminated Land Team Leader, you will be responsible for managing and building the contaminated land and waste services work stream. This will include actively pursuing contaminated land and waste management projects and contributing to the overall strategic goals of the business unit.

Specifically, your duties will include -

  • Undertaking preliminary and detailed contaminated land assessments, preparing site management plans and remediation action plans
  • Preparation and negotiation of bids and fee proposals
  • Initiate, plan, lead and execute complex contaminated land/waste projects
  • Provision of leadership and technical oversight to the contaminated land/waste team including staff management
  • Engaging with clients and other disciplinary teams to determine innovative solutions to complex environmental problems
  • Provision of commercial oversight to projects to ensure favourable financial results
  • Ensuring Cardno’s commitment to Zero Harm is maintained

About you
To be successful you will display -

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science/Engineering/Hydrogeology or Geology
  • Demonstrated 7-15 years’ experience in contaminated land with significant exposure to a wide range of environmental and engineering situations
  • We also have interest in hearing from applicants who have experience in one or several of the following areas:
    • water quality assessment (groundwater, surface water, waste water, irrigation),
    • acid sulphate soils and acid mine drainage,
    • landfill assessment and management,
    • ERA licencing, and compliance monitoring/reporting
  • Demonstrates sufficient experience to sign assessments or plans as a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)
  • SQP experience ground contamination from hydrocarbons, metals, pesticides or PFAS is desirable but not critical
  • Strong knowledge of the contaminated land provisions within QLD planning and environmental legislation
  • Well-developed report writing skills
  • Strong business acumen to manage projects commercially and to create meaningful relationships with clients
  • Demonstrated skills and capabilities in leadership

Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, including parental leave, purchased leave and flexible working arrangements.

Cardno recognises and promotes inclusion and diversity as a key enabler to innovation and we encourage people from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

About Cardno
We are a global provider of integrated professional services, which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.



Posted: 12 September 2019

Will be removed: 27 September 2019

Location:  Brisbane, QLD