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Position Vacant – Senior Waste & Resource Recovery Consultant in Melbourne

MRA is looking for a passionate Senior Consultant with a strong background in project management.

The position

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To join and support our growing consulting team, we are looking for a passionate Senior Consultant in Melbourne. Candidates should have experience in the waste and recycling industry with a strong background in project management.

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 capacity and skills

  • Degree in Environmental Science or similar 
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in consulting or the waste and resource recovery industry
  • Ability to provide technical direction, project management and project delivery across the following areas:
    • Waste strategies
    • Waste contracts
    • Technology reviews
    • Feasibility studies and options analyses
    • Market assessments
  • Experience in successful bid and tender submissions
  • Experience in sustainability and waste management and resource recovery
  • Have a sound working knowledge of local government waste management and resource recovery and the ability to contribute to strategic activities
  • Profound and professional communication skills
  • Very strong report writing skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work in an innovative manner 
  • Excellent time management and prioritising skills
  • Practical, client focused and highly motivated
  • Cultural fit and shared vision is a key attribute. We want to continue to grow our team around the right people
  • Australian Citizenship or right to work in Australia
  • Be able to work remotely 


You need to be resilient, flexible and able to prioritise and multitask as the role entails:

  • Assisting the Strategy and Commercial team in:
    • Managing small, medium and large projects
    • Managing and compiling tenders and proposals for future work
    • Preparing high quality reports for internal cross-discipline projects and for external clients on time and within budget
    • Research (e.g. into legislation, waste management, site characteristics or management of potential impacts)
    • Data collection, analysis and reporting 
    • Working with stakeholders and communities to gain greater understanding and deliver the best outcomes for them
  • Working with the broader MRA team to:
    • Assist with time-sensitive projects or proposals
    • Assist with research and business development for waste and recycling
  • Technical leadership and mentoring of junior team members

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

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply today.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is able to work independently 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 at or call our office on 02 8541 6169.


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