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Golder Associates Environmental Scientist - Contaminated Sites Remediation in Victoria, Australia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

We have recently joined forces with WSP, making us the largest environmental consulting firm globally, with over 14,000 environment professionals. Together, we can accelerate our global Environmental, Social & Governance vision, and make an impact on our built and natural environment.

The two firms coming together has strengthened our technical capabilities and is enabling like-minded professionals to collaborate more easily, better leverage technology and access a broader client base.

The Opportunity

In an increasingly urbanised and densified environment, the demand for land is rising. As greenfield sites become scarce, there is a need to rehabilitate or repurpose existing or derelict sites for new uses.

Our specialist Remediation team provides advice in the design and implementation of solutions that minimise cost and liabilities while improving environmental conditions.

As we're seeing a growth in our combined WSP-Golder pipeline and following two major contract wins in the Oil and Gas sector, several new opportunities have been created for mid-level and senior Environmental Scientists/ Consultants/ Engineers to join us.

The location for this role is flexible between Melbourne, regional VIC and/or home office .

You will play a key role in delivering stimulating advisory Contaminated Site Remediation projects, including environmental due diligence, portfolio assessment and advisory, risk assessment and mitigation, and remediation planning and implementation.

As an Environmental Scientist , you will:

  • Evaluate environmental field works including assessment of samples of soil, groundwater, soil vapour, ambient air, landfill gas, sediment and surface water data

  • Supervise contractors on remediation sites and ensure safe, compliant and quality field work

  • Scope projects and build relationships with your clients

  • Prepare advisory reports with support from Senior and Principal staff, including technical specialists and an EPA Accredited Site Auditor

As a Senior Environmental Scientist , you will play a significant role in work winning initiatives and review site investigation, remediation reports (e.g. RAPs) and proposed remediation measures produced by the team. You will also guide junior staff through the selection, design, installation and evaluation of remediation solutions and foster strong client relationships.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

You’re enthusiastic, reliable, great at building collaborative working relationships and you’re keen to take the next step up in your career.

We specifically seek individuals with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science/ engineering, chemistry, biology, geology or related

  • Knowledge of soil contaminants and remediation strategies

  • Broad knowledge of contaminated land site sampling technique, investigation methodologies and remediation technologies for groundwater, soil and gas

  • An understanding of the obligations associated with the role of Principal Contractor under WHS Regulations

  • Understanding of QLD regulations pertaining to the management of contaminated sites (Senior Consultant)

  • Experience in delivering substantial projects (Senior Consultant)

  • A desire to mentor and train junior staff and grow local business (Senior Consultant)

  • A current Australian Driver’s License

Your benefits at Golder will include

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Great company environment & culture

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. All qualified applicants who meet the specific criteria outlined above including the special opportunity criteria are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Environmental Scientist - Contaminated Sites Remediation

Location: AU-Victoria

Requisition ID: 21002487