Position Vacant – Graduate / Junior Environmental Consultant in Sydney (Planning Team)
Candidates should have a background in environmental reporting or planning and a strong and genuine interest in the waste and recycling industry.
Graduate roles usually last a period of 12 months, with progression to consultant following a performance review.
What you can expect
MRA’s success has been built on the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, which includes engineers, scientists, economists, planners, lawyers, social scientists and educators. The team shares a common focus, delivering quality project outcomes for our clients. This focus has meant that MRA maintains a position at the forefront of Australian waste and recycling management practices, working on key and innovative projects. You will join a dynamic team, working closely with our Managing Director and staff on projects for the private and the government sectors.
Key capacities and skills
- Degree in Environmental Science, Urban Planning or relevant degree in Science or Environment
- Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment and/or Development Application submissions.
- Interest in sustainability and waste management
- Profound and professional communication skills
- Very strong report writing skills
- Ability to work in an innovative manner
- Ability to work in a team
- Experience in aspects of waste management (preferred)
- Understanding of Planning Policy and Regulation (preferred)
The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
- Assisting the planning and approvals project managers in:
- Drafting and finalising reports and management plans
- Environmental impact assessment
- Submission of planning and licensing applications
- Compiling tenders and proposals for future work
- Research (e.g. into legislation, waste management, site characteristics or management of potential impacts)
- Participating in other project activities including but not limited to:
- Working in the field under the supervision of a project manager or audit supervisor
- Attending meetings and taking notes
- Developing and sharing expertise in the areas of environmental reporting and waste management
- Working with the broader MRA team to:
- Assist with time-sensitive projects or proposals
- Assist with research and business development for waste and recycling
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. where advised)
- Attend team meetings
- Show a positive attitude to taking on work, subject to your availability (and university commitments if relevant)
- Be a self-starter and enthusiastic to learn
- Be able to work independently
Method of working
You will gain experience across all the units within MRA. You will be required to undertake this work through:
- Liaison with MRA staff either over the phone, face to face or via email
- Summarising qualitative and quantitative research in text documents
- Writing, editing and formatting documents in Microsoft Word
- Use of Microsoft Excel and other software to assist with project management and basic calculations
- Active participation in project activities
What MRA can offer you
- Competitive salary with room for progression
- Excellent experience to assist with career progression
- Opportunity to learn from industry experts
- A committed, professional team environment
- A career in sustainability
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 $55k 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.