Environmental Scientist (Senior or Principal)

Stantec Australia

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Environmental Scientist (Senior or Principal) - ( 220004CG )


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 Environmental team is experienced in planning and executing investigations, assessments and remedial design projects which confront the difficulties of managing contaminated land.

This full-time role will see you work on environmental site assessments, groundwater hydrogeology and contamination assessments, ground gas assessments and management and landfill permitting and assessments. The role can be based at either of our offices in Melbourne CBD, Geelong or Ballarat.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Deliver contaminated land services in accordance with client expectation, project schedule and budgets.

  • Provide effective input into the assessment and management of the technical aspects and human and environmental impacts of the ongoing management and remediation of contaminated land sites including former landfills.

  • Scope and design contaminated land and groundwater investigations.

  • Prepare and/or review proposals, reports and management plans within given timeframes

  • Plan resource needs in consultation with management, team leaders and project managers working within the Business Unit

  • Coach and mentor junior staff on field techniques, data analysis and reporting


To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Degree in Environmental Science/Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Chemistry or related field.

  • 7 – 15 years’ experience within the field of contaminated land assessment and/or environmental assessment and remediation.

  • Strong analytical, reporting and verbal communication skills.

  • A client service focus with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively in team environments.

  • Valid/ current driver’s license.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including purchasing up to 4 weeks additional leave and provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • 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

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 350 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring water, transport and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a nearly 200-year history. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

How to apply

If you are keen for a new opportunity and ready to make a difference, we welcome your interest in our team! Submit your application online including a CV and Cover Letter.

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

Primary Location : Australia-Victoria-Melbourne

Other Locations : Australia-Victoria-Geelong, Australia-Victoria-Ballarat

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jan 11, 2023, 11:20:17 PM

Req ID: 220004CG

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