Senior/Principal Environmental Engineer/Scientist (Contaminated Land)

Stantec Australia

Location: St Leonards

Job Type: Full time


Senior/Principal Environmental Engineer/Scientist (Contaminated Land) - ( 230000H8 )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role

Our Environment & Geosciences business is a connected team of technical specialists that deliver across the following discipline areas: Environmental Approvals and Post-Approvals; Environmental Compliance and Management Systems, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology, Sustainability, and Contaminated Land Engineering and Site Remediation.

Our clients include international, commonwealth and state government entities, local and regional councils, and private sector organisations.

The types of projects we deliver range from major construction and infrastructure developments, heavy industry operations, renewable project approvals, resource sector decommissioning and rehabilitation, as well as, bespoke environmental investigations and assessments, and expert witness cases.

Day to day tasks would involve:

We are expanding capabilities across our Contaminated Land team and looking for a Specialist with an established background in contaminated sites, Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment and portfolio management.

You will assist the manager in coaching and mentoring our passionate scientists and engineers, coordinating project delivery and offering technical advice to clients. With a focus on technical excellence, efficient client service you will be strategic in networking and identifying business opportunities.

This role can be located in any of our NSW offices (Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle or Gosford) or remotely working from home.

  • Embrace end to end Project and Program Management responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead strategic pursuits across industry

  • Outward communication on technical solutions for projects constrained by contamination issues

  • Drive technically robust, practical and commercial solutions

  • Work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary project teams

  • Provide strategic input to business strategies at an APAC level

  • Mentor and develop junior employees to develop their skill sets and empower self-autonomy

To be successful for this role you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant Environmental Discipline industry appropriate certification / accreditation

  • Established technical knowledge coupled with industry project experience in contaminated land and remediation technologies

  • Demonstrated experience on a broad range of projects across multiple sectors and industries

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and the ability to manage budgets

  • Direct experience in business development and building strong relationships with clients

  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, strategic thinking, and “people” skills

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing. Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements - Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant Environmental Discipline industry appropriate certification / accreditation

Primary Location : Australia-New South Wales-St. Leonards

Other Locations : Australia-New South Wales-Newcastle, Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 30, 2023, 10:03:31 PM

Req ID: 230000H8

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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