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Position Vacant – Senior Environmental Consultant in Sydney (Organics Team)

MRA is seeking an experienced environmental consultant with passion, drive and ambition to make a difference to the way organic waste is managed in Australia.
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The position

Are you a self-starter who wants to make a real difference improving Australia’s resource efficiency and waste infrastructure?

We are looking for an experienced consultant to join our organics team.

What you can expect

You will be based in our Sydney office joining a 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 will be working closely with our Directors and staff on projects for the private and the government sectors. You can expect autonomy in project management and delivery including stakeholder management, data collection and analysis, reporting and client liaising. You can also expect to be challenged – we work in a fast-paced environment and often there are many balls to juggle; you need to be resilient, flexible and able to prioritise and multitask. Specifically, the role entails:

  • Research (e.g. into legislation, technology types)
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting 
  • Leading or assisting bid managers to compile bids and proposals for future work
  • Site work, occasional travel and on occasion, irregular hours
  • Working with stakeholders and communities to gain greater understanding and deliver the best outcomes for them

About you

You are a self-starter with enthusiasm and drive, interested in further developing your skills in the area of Waste Management and further developing the company. You know how to get the best out of the people around you to drive the best outcome for the client and thrive working in multidisciplinary teams. Specifically, you have:

  • Bachelors or Master in Engineering, Science, Environmental Sciences or other relevant degree
  • Specialist skills and experience in agriculture, soils, organic waste management, sustainability and/or waste management with an interest in organics
  • Over 4 years’ experience in consultancy, advisory services or relevant area of strength
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and delivery of complex projects
  • Experience in successful bid and tender submissions
  • Data analysis and modelling experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Permanent residency or a visa status that permits work in Australia for a minimum of three years.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today.

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

Salary negotiable from $80k plus opportunity to receive MRA bonuses.


For further information and confidential discussion, email Doris McDonald-Seaton on [email protected] or call our office on 02 8541 6169.


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