Position Vacant – Senior Environmental Consultant

About the Role:

MRA is seeking an experienced environmental consultant to join the Sydney team. This position requires a level of confidence above the ordinary and a passion for making a difference to the way waste is managed in Australia.

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:

  • Bachelors or Master in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Masters of Science or relevant degree in environmental science/management, engineering or planning
  • Specialist 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
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake business development activities
  • Data analysis and modelling experience
  • Strong excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong experience demonstrating teamwork
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work in an innovative manner

Task description:

The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead project activities:
    • Client management
    • Research (e.g. Into legislation, technology types)
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Finalising reports
  • Managing projects under the direction of managing director or a principal consultant
  • Assisting bid managers to compile bids and proposals for future work
  • Participating in project activities including but not limited to:
    • Working in the field
    • Being available to work irregular hours where required on an occasional basis
    • Perform interactive community activities
  • Further develop expert skills in waste management

Our expectations:

  • Have over 4 years’ experience in consultancy or relevant area of strength
  • Liaison with stakeholders (over the phone, face to face and via email)
  • Take a lead role in projects activities
  • Attend meetings
  • Actively seek and follow up on opportunities
  • To show a positive attitude to taking on work and advancing in the company
  • Self-starter and enthusiastic to learn

Salary is negotiable and based on experience, but will commence from $90,000, plus super and generous MRA bonuses.  The role is full time and based in our Sydney office, with occasional travel.

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

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.