Position Outline

We are looking for an enthusiastic Environmental Scientist to join the MBS team.  The position will see the successful candidate working as part of teams co-ordinating / undertaking baseline studies, conducting environmental impact assessment, obtaining environmental approvals and providing environmental management advice for a range of projects.

Position Outcomes

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate delivery of outcomes in the following key areas.

  • Reporting Skills:
    • Able to condense technical data into fit for purpose reports and presentations.
    • Able to deliver to project timelines and meet required quality standards.
  • Communication:
    • Able to engage with others to effectively achieve outcomes.
    • Able to understand and communicate key messages relevant to clients.
    • Able to develop, apply, and share technical expertise in a particular field with other team members.
  • Project Management:
    • Able to identify outcomes required on small value, short term, and/or standard projects, and the team skills needed to deliver them.
    • Able to effectively engage with technical personnel, managers, and/or regulators.
    • Able to interpret technical data.
    • Developing skills to define and resolve problems within a technical area.
  • Business Development:
    • Developing own professional network, including within professional bodies and clients.
    • Able to identify potential opportunities for future work and assist with realisation of these.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science or related discipline.
  • 3 -5 years prior work experience.
  • Computer literate with intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience with use of GIS software and familiarity with data management concepts.
  • Awareness of State and Commonwealth planning and environmental legislation.
  • Previous experience in mining industry or development projects, either through consulting work or direct employment will be well regarded.

Required Skills

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work for short periods in remote locations.