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Golder Associates Senior in Aquatic Environments 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.

Golder is looking for an aquatic scientist with consulting experience to join our Risk Assessment team on a full-time basis based in Melbourne. You will provide technical leadership, be part of multidisciplinary teams, deliver technical excellence and provide pragmatic advice. You will need to be driven, motivated to find solutions to site, contaminant and environmentally specific circumstances, while cognisant of stakeholder priorities and limitations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with technical leadership and delivery of environmental projects associated with marine and freshwater environments which may include ecological impact assessments (EcIA), environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA); environmental approvals and permitting; Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA); sediment and surface water quality characterisation (with particular focus on contamination); remediation of contaminated sites.

  • Assisting in preparation of sampling and analysis quality plans, proposals and reports for environmental assessments

  • Assisting with data processing, statistical analyses and interpretation of results

  • Seeking and fostering strong, loyal client relationships (both internal and external)

  • Engaging in community and stakeholder consultation, including regulator engagement/negotiation

  • Supporting in development approvals and permitting across different legislative frameworks

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental or Marine Science, or related discipline;

  • 8 or more years relevant experience as well as extensive fieldwork experience in marine and/or freshwater environments:

  • Broad knowledge of related discipline areas outside primary area of expertise;

  • Extensive fieldwork experience in marine and/or freshwater environments;

  • Demonstrated understanding of robust survey design principles

  • Experience in mentoring and supervising staff

Your benefits at Golder will include

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Great company environment and 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: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.


Title: Senior in Aquatic Environments

Location: AU-Victoria

Requisition ID: 21001702