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Associate/Principal Hydrogeologist, Australia

Office Location: Australia

Discipline team: Hydrology & Hydrogeology


Job Description

About the business and the role

SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (SLR) is an employee-controlled international environmental consultancy with a globally recognised reputation for providing high quality tailored services. We provide global consultancy advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues to a diverse and growing base of business, regulatory and governmental clients.

We currently have a great career opportunity for an Associate to Principal level Hydrogeologist looking for that next step in their career. As a technical leader in the New South Wales arm of our national Hydrology and Hydrogeology team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing team and getting involved in a cross section of multi-discipline projects across Australia. The team delivers projects across SLR's market sectors including Mining & Minerals, Built Environment, Infrastructure, Industry and Power, with a focus on resource projects in New South Wales and Queensland for many blue chip clients.

The role can based in any of our New South Wales offices – Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong, although Wollongong is preferred. The role is diverse and provides a great opportunity for the right person to assist in mentoring a team, to provide technical leadership in conjunction with our other team Principals, and drive innovative and sustainable project solutions for our clients. As a senior member of our team you will play a key role in winning and delivering a diverse range of projects and providing mentorship to our less experienced staff.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Key skills and specialist technical areas:

= Thorough understanding and application of NSW groundwater related legislation and guidelines as applied to resource, development and infrastructure projects

= Working knowledge of other relevant National and Queensland groundwater legislation and policies, standards and guidelines

= Knowledge of numerical hydrogeological modelling is desirable, particularly using MODFLOW-USG code, but not mandatory

= Overseeing junior staff preparing quality reports for internal and external clients on time and within set budgets

= Developing, facilitating and enhancing relationships between our internal and external clients and SLR team members

= Contributing to winning work by identifying and converting opportunities and drawing on your client relationships

= Providing advice and assistance to internal and external clients, team members and Project Manager's on projects regarding best principles and practices

Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will have between 10-20 year's industry experience, including experience within a consultancy group, and have:

= Appropriate Engineering or Science tertiary qualification and relevant groundwater industry experience

= Excellent communication skills and technical report writing

= Demonstrated experience working with and successfully mentoring junior staff

= Demonstrated experience managing large multidisciplinary projects

= Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and ability to work effectively within a team

= A strong track record in building, nurturing and maintaining ongoing client relationships

= Australia Citizenship or rights to work in Australia

= Excellent driving history and hold a current driver's license

Job benefits and perks

At SLR we value our staff and look to provide a supportive and collaborative working culture. Accordingly, successful candidates will be offered an attractive salary package, opportunities for regional travel, interaction with SLR staff globally and an innovative benefits program with a strong focus on targeted professional development. You will be a part of a large growing team with a strong focus on flexible working conditions.

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