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Environmental Scientist / Engineer (Contaminated Land)  South Melbourne,   : 8/4/2022
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Ambitious and ready to continue building your career in environmental consulting? Want to be part of a well-resourced and experienced national contaminated land management team? One with the scope to work on a diverse range of complex and challenging projects across Australia? 

If you have the drive and desire to build your career with a company focused on connecting the best people to the best work, then we want to hear from you.
The Company
Kleinfelder Australia is an environmental consulting firm providing professional and technical services for land contamination and remediation, environmental planning and approvals, ecology, flora and fauna, spotter catcher services, land rehabilitation, bushfire planning and design. 
Kleinfelder Australia, as part of the global Kleinfelder Group, an environmental, engineering and science-based consulting firm, can utilise the experience of over 3,000 employees globally. With almost 100 staff operating across Australia, Kleinfelder Australia continues to deliver local projects with local and international experience. 

As our success and growth continues across Australia, an opportunity has arisen for a Junior Environmental Scientist/Engineer to join our contaminated land management team in Melbourne. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a portfolio of large and complex site assessment and remediation projects for a growing client base including Defence, local government, major oil companies and operators of large industrial facilities.  

The Role
The role will involve using your technical skills and knowledge on a wide variety of projects for both private sector and government clients including:
  • Project scoping, proposal writing and fieldwork preparation.
  • Executing on ground field works at contaminated sites involving the collection of soil, sediment, surface and groundwater samples and supervision of drilling contractors.
  • Undertaking all works consistent with our safety values, systems and procedures.
  • Evaluating and distilling field and analytical data.
  • Preparing scientific and technical reports (PSI/DSI and Waste Classification).
  • Working as part of a broad team to help solve complex environmental issues.

This role is offered as a full or part time role and offers flexible work arrangements for the right candidate.

About you
We are seeking talented and curious scientists/engineers who want to advance their career with a global environmental consultancy. Ideally you will bring:
  • A degree in environmental engineering, geology or relevant earth science.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of related professional experience in contaminated land investigations and remediation.
  • A passion for field-based project work including soil and groundwater sampling, contractor supervision and safety management.
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills and the aptitude to confidently liaise with project teams, subcontractors and clients.
  • Safety leadership in the field and commitment to adopting behavioural based safety programs.
  • The drive and commitment to succeed and to be a strong contributor to the growth and success of Kleinfelder in Australia.
  • Ability and willingness to travel interstate.
Why Kleinfelder
The right person will join our Melbourne team of environmental professionals and have the opportunity to develop their career working on a diverse range of large and technical challenging contaminated land projects.  You will reap the benefits that come from working for an international multidisciplinary consultancy with access to industry leaders from Kleinfelder's Technical Network.

Kleinfelder employees enjoy flexible work conditions, including flexible work locations and hours. Our teams are supported in their professional development and through an encouraging work environment where efforts are appreciated and rewarded.

Equal Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexuality, marital status, pregnancy, race, religious beliefs, political beliefs or affiliations, industrial activity, disability, age or carers responsibilities in accordance with relevant state and Commonwealth legislation. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Note: You will only be contacted if your application is short listed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Applications that do not address the key criteria will not be considered. 
You must be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical (including drug screen testing). Offers of employment are conditional on being medically and physically fit for the job.



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