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Environmental Scientist

Date: 10-Nov-2021

Location: Geelong, VIC, AU, 3220

Company: Ventia

About the role
Ventia is seeking a highly motivated experienced Environmental Scientist with strong project management skills to facilitate a range of environmental and contaminated land projects.  You will be working on projects in the defence industry and large government contracts just to name a few.  


We are looking for someone with the skills to collect, review and report on environmental and contaminated land data specifically in groundwater.  Other key project areas include soil contamination, landfill gas, GW, and LFG well installations, data quality, planning and facilitating site maintenance and improvement programs. 


This role is based in Geelong, Victoria, however exceptional candidates will be considered. In this role you will routinely travel and work remotely, away from home for up to a week at a time.


What we offer you:

  • We work together as a team to accomplish the work that needs to be done.
  • We look after each other and foster our people’s wellbeing.
  • We invest in our people. Our technical training builds careers.
  • Tool of the trade vehicle and mobile phone.


Duties include:

  • Project management of large-scale environmental monitoring programs for government and private interests, from inception to completion inclduing OH&S, financials, resource organisation, laboratory coordination, data collation and reporting with updates.
  • Undertaking environmental data collection activities for both surface & groundwaters, gas monitoring, soil sampling.
  • Document field work for sampling, monitoring, and OH&S with attention to detail and data quality.
  • Servicing, calibrating, and maintaining onsite monitoring equipment and associated sensors.
  • Supervision of drilling programs and site upgrades.
  • Observing maintenance needs at respective sites and ensuring works are appropriately scheduled into the work program.


About You:

  • Minimum 3-5 year industry experience preferably in contaminated lands and groundwater / surface water monitoring.
  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering, Hydrography, or other similar fields. Additional specific academic or practical experience in Hydrogeology is preferred.
  • High level MS Excel user (mandatory), and experience in the use of ESDAT, Hydstra, Campbells, AutoCAD and Arc GIS is preferable.
  • Demonstrated data management / data science capabilities with prior usage of Python or R preferable.
  • Previous experience in completing government tenders.
  • Field experience with groundwater sampling techniques such as low flow sampling.
  • Field experience in groundwater bore drilling supervision and core classification preferred.


About Ventia
Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.


We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.


How to apply
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Position Reference Number: 123811

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