Principal Environmental Scientist

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Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Perth

Type: Full Time

Posted: 18/12/2019


AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Contaminated Land Consultant to join our highly regarded and dynamic Geoscience and Remediation Services team based in Perth. You will work with an exceptional team of Environmental Engineers, Scientists, Geologists, Hydrologists and Hydrogeologists, providing contaminated land assessment and remediation consulting and hydrogeological services on a wide range of projects. The role includes the opportunity to work for large international oil and gas, mining, industrial and public sector clients across Western Australia and further afield.

The Principal Contaminated Land Consultants will play a significant role in managing and delivering industry leading projects for our Clients and support the growth of the contaminated land business by developing and enhancing client relationships and winning work.


  • Management and coordination of various contaminated land projects, including contaminated land Audits, preliminary and detailed site investigations, compliance monitoring, acid sulfate soil assessments, asbestos management, and site remediation.
  • Opportunity to take on team leadership role, if desired
  • All aspects of project management, including preparation of scope and cost estimates, financial and budgetary management, resource allocation and scheduling, health and safety management and engagement of subcontractors.
  • Design of intrusive investigation and remediation programs, including preparation of sampling and analysis quality plans, placement and construction of groundwater and soil vapour monitoring wells, and selection of appropriate sampling and analytical techniques.
  • Authoring and peer review of high quality interpretative and technical deliverables, including proposal/tender preparation as required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, liaison and management of clients, regulatory bodies, contaminated land auditors, subcontractors, vendors and analytical laboratories.
  • Supervise, provide safety leadership and mentor/ develop junior staff.
  • Collaborate with the wider AECOM business on a range of projects requiring CLM advice, including major infrastructure developments.

You will be required to work closely with our project teams to develop work programs designed to provide innovative and progressive project solutions for our clients. With an uncompromising commitment to health and safety and client service, we are seeking highly experienced environmental candidates with a strong knowledge of current State and National environmental legislation. The right candidates will possess strong project management, technical, interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to quickly respond to changing or challenging project needs. Whilst you will primarily be office-based, flexibility is a must, and you may be required to undertake field work from time-to-time as necessary or travel in order to support interstate based project teams.

Requisition/Vacancy No. 231405BR

Minimum Requirements

  • Have more than 12 years’ demonstrated experience in a professional contaminated land consultancy setting, including demonstrated project management experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring project teams and providing technical support and leadership to junior staff
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of contaminated land field methodologies, including management and supervision of remediation, drilling, groundwater and surface water sampling programs. 
  • Strong background in contaminated site assessment and characterisation, including data gap analysis, uncertainty evaluation, establishment of data quality objectives and conceptual site model development. 
  • Knowledge and experience of WA regulatory frameworks, including application of the WA DWER Contaminated Sites Act 2003. 
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Contaminated Sites Auditors would be beneficial, but not essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Appropriate tertiary qualification(s) in environmental science, geoscience, hydrology, hydrogeology soil science, environmental engineering or a related discipline.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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