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Position Vacant – Graduate Environmental Consultant in Sydney

MRA is looking to grow our Sydney Strategy and Commercial advisory team, with a passionate Graduate Environmental Consultant. Candidates should have a strong and genuine interest in the waste and recycling industry in Australia and an environmental, planning, economics, or engineering background.
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What you can expect

You will support our dynamic and multidisciplinary team of professionals, including engineers, scientists, economists, planners, lawyers, social scientists and educators in the delivery of quality project outcomes for our clients. You can expect to be working in a team on projects for the private and the government sectors. The types of projects you are likely to be involved in include:

  • Development of government and commercial waste strategies
  • Feasibility and options analyses
  • Transition to FOGO
  • Business case assessment with private industry
  • Grants for major infrastructure development and upgrades
  • Advising major clients, including bank and investment firms, looking at investment opportunities
  • Working with technology providers, including technology assessments, market analyses, feasibility studies 
  • Assisting and advising development of Extended Producer Responsibility schemes

Key capacities and skills

  • Bachelor (Honours) or Master degree in relevant degree in environmental science/ management, engineering or planning
  • Interest in sustainability and waste management
  • Data analysis and modelling skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel)
  • Profound and professional communication skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Ability to work in an innovative manner
  • Ability to work in a team


The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting project managers in:
    • Research (e.g. into legislation, technology types)
    • Data collection, incl. field work
    • Data analysis
    • Drafting and finalising reports
    • Assisting bid managers to compile bids and proposals for future work
  • Participating in project activities including but not limited to:
    • Working in the field under the supervision of the project manager or audit coordinator
    • Develop in an area of waste management

About you

As an MRA team member you will be expected to:

  • Use your project work as an opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the waste industry(through background reading, reading current publications, attending relevant seminars etc. whereadvised)
  • Attend fortnightly team meetings
  • Ensure you have the information you require to undertake any work given to you and to inform the project manager or business director where you are unsure
  • To show a positive attitude to taking on work
  • Self-starter and enthusiastic to learn

What MRA can offer you

  • Working with a great group of people with similar passions and motivations
  • Ability to work on projects which improve environmental outcomes for councils, investors and businesses
  • The opportunity to work across disciplines with MRA (e.g. strategy, planning, organics and grants) on a range of project types
  • Training, mentoring and support to develop your career at MRA and beyond
  • Opportunity to learn from industry experts and through involvement on a wide range of projects
  • A committed, professional team environment
  • A career in sustainability
  • Access to flexible working
  • Salary $55k plus super

MRA is Australia’s leading independent waste and resource recovery consultancy. With a team of 35 (FTE) employees, MRA has the knowledge and passion to deliver projects for government, private and non-for-profit clients to create a more sustainable world. MRA is focused on attracting, retaining and developing people. At MRA’s core we are a people business, and we appreciate the value of our people, clients and projects we are delivering. 

 Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter and who wants to make a real difference improving resource efficiency and waste management systems in Australia.


For further information and confidential discussion, email Zoe Watkins on [email protected] or call our office on 02 8541 6169.


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