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Senior Contaminated Land Specialist

Job no: 928672
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Auckland
Categories: Environmental

Aurecon is a leading global technical services and engineering design consultancy operating in diverse and robust markets. We empower our people to make a difference through innovation and teamwork and our projects are widely recognised for client and service excellence.

With a strong forward workload, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Contaminated Land Specialist to join us. We are seeking a passionate individual with a post graduate qualification in one or more of Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology or Environmental Engineering and a keen interest in developing the contaminated land service line in the business. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading contaminated land and ground investigation deliverables to support a diverse range of local and national clients.  There is significant opportunity to work closely with engineers across our land development, transport, resources and manufacturing units. 

This is a newly established senior position in a passionate and growing team, and will primarily involve assessment, reporting and review of information collected by your team. You will also have responsibility for contributing to the development of our internal and external client base. You will be a key part of the national contaminated land management team collaborating with both the national lead and other seniors across Australasia.  You will be expected to develop in technical delivery, client management, project management and business support.  This includes a strong focus on Aurecon’s commitment to zero harm in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of or possess the following skills, attributes and experience:

  • A relevant postgraduate Science or Engineering qualification (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology or Environmental Engineering), with a research based dissertation or thesis component preferred
  • An experienced scientist with 10+ years consulting experience
  • A strong understanding of the Auckland market for contaminated land management
  • Preferably affiliated and chartered with an appropriate institution (CEnvP, CGeol, CPEng or similar)
  • Excellent report writing skills and review experience
  • Financial and project management experience
  • Expertise in Contaminated Land Management Guidelines, RMA, NES, AUP and asbestos management guidelines
  • Experience leading ground investigation
  • Investigation management and soil logging to NZGS guidelines
  • Human health and environment risk assessment including data analysis
  • Surface, groundwater and gas sampling and monitoring
  • An interest in business development
  • GIS experience preferred
  • A valid full NZ drivers licence and current valid visa to work in New Zealand (or residency)

This role would be best suited to a professional, self-motivated individual focussed on collaborative team work and excellence in technical delivery. As this role will require regular client interaction we are seeking an individual with excellent oral and written communication skills. This is a unique career-development opportunity for an experienced scientist or engineer looking to join a dynamic, growing team that offers:

  • Diverse, interesting and challenging work
  • Local, national and international career opportunities
  • Ongoing technical/non-technical training and personal development
  • Attractive remuneration that recognises and rewards performance

You will be supported by a team of internationally experienced professional engineers, chemists, environmental scientists and geologists.  The national team includes numerous chartered professionals with experience in the assessment and remediation of soil and groundwater.  The team works closely with the wider Ground Engineering group including civil and geotechnical engineers.

We committed to fostering a culture that develops our people, promotes teamwork and encourages sustainability. To register your interest in this exciting opportunity, please click the Apply Now button below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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