Position Vacant – WA Branch Manager for MRA Consulting Group, Perth

To reinforce our presence in Western Australia, we are looking to continue the role of Western Australia Branch Manager. Candidates should have a minimum of five years work experience, preferably in waste or with an economics, planning or engineering background.

What you can expect

MRA’s success has been built on the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, which includes engineers, scientists, economists, planners, lawyers, social scientists and educators. The team shares a common focus, delivering quality project outcomes for our clients. This focus has meant that MRA maintains a position at the forefront of Australian waste and recycling management practices, working on key and innovative projects. You will join a dynamic team, working closely with our Managing Director and Senior staff, having the opportunity to work on projects for the private and the government sectors.

Key capacities and skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Sciences), Master of Science or relevant degree in Environmental Science/Management, Engineering or Planning
  • Skills and knowledge in sustainability and/or waste management
  • Well-developed experience in one or more areas of waste management
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and delivery
  • Liaising with potential clients to scope out work
  • Exceptional business development skills within defined target market sectors
  • Data analysis and modelling experience, incl. exceptionally strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Leading and delivery of projects, including project and budget management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong experience demonstrating team work
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work in an innovative manner


  • Lead project activities including:
    • Research (e.g. into legislation, technology types)
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
    • Finalising reports
  • Manage projects under the direction of Company Director or a principal consultant
  • Participate in project activities including but not limited to:
    • Develop proposals
    • Implement project activities
    • Undertake business development tasks

Method of working

  • You will be required to undertake this work through:
    • Liaison with stakeholders either over the phone or face to face or via email
    • Summarising qualitative research in text documents (Microsoft Word)
    • Collating quantitative research in Microsoft Excel documents
    • Active participation in project activities
    • Attending meetings

Our expectations of you

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in waste
  • Have an above average knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Use your project work as an opportunity to develop the business in WA
  • Keep ahead of developments in the industry (e.g. through background reading, reading current publications, attending relevant seminars etc.)
  • Attend fortnightly team meetings via teleconference
  • Ensure you have the information you require to undertake any work given to you and to inform the project manager or Company Director where you are unsure
  • Show a positive attitude to taking on work, subject to your availability (and university commitments if relevant)
  • Show a positive attitude to taking on work
  • Self-starter and enthusiastic to learn


Negotiable plus generous MRA bonuses.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter and who wants to make a real difference improving resource efficiency and waste management systems.

For further information and confidential discussion, email Doris McDonald-Seaton on doris@mraconsulting.com.au or call our office on 02 8541 6169.