Position Vacant – General Manager

The position:

To manage and support our growing company, we are looking for a General Manager for our Sydney office.

Candidates should have more than 5 years’ work experience. Must have management experience preferably in waste or with an economics 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 staff on projects for the private and the government sectors.

Key capacities and skills:

  • Relevant degree in engineering, economics, management or planning.
  • Higher degree considered positively
  • 5 years management experience.
  • Developed area of expertise in a related topic (waste, engineering, economics, finance, policy)
  • Demonstrated strong business management capability
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Data analysis and modelling experience (excel skills)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Financial expertise
  • Ability to think in an innovative manner (including business development)


Reporting to the Managing Director, the main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to: 

1/3 Business management:

  • Budget control across projects across business units
  • Financial reporting across projects across business units
  • Resource allocation
  • Staff support

1/3 Consulting “on the tools”

  • Project management
  • Delivering quality consulting projects – on time and budget 
  • Business case analysis 
  • Report writing including analysis

1/3 Business Development & Client liaison

  • Actively seeking new business opportunities and grow MRA’s core business
  • Promote MRA’s networks, media profile and reputation

Method of working 

You will be required to undertake this work through: 

  • Business management tasks
    • Maintain project budget and progress records
    • Organise and conduct fortnightly business management meetings
    • Liaise closely with staff on project progress and budgets, strategies to bring projects in on budget
    • Liaise closely with accountant
    • Communicate regularly with Director
  • Project Management
    • Liaison with stakeholders either over the phone or face to face or via email 
    • Summarising qualitative research in text documents 
    • Collating quantitative research in excel documents 
    • Attending meetings 
  • Making presentations to clients 

About you:

As an MRA team member you will be expected to:

  • Have 5 plus years’ experience in consulting and/or business management
  • Manage and enforce budget-meeting expectations
  • Deliver quality projects on time and on budget
  • Continue to develop your area of expertise
  • Attend the MRA office (Sydney)
  • Show a positive attitude to taking on work
  • Be a self-starter

Salary negotiable from $170-240k plus super and generous MRA bonuses, depending upon experience.

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.

Applicants must be a permanent resident or have visa status that permits work in Australia for a minimum of three years.


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