Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist

Environmental Science Engineers Specialists Water
  • Sydney

We are looking for a Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist in our Water & Maritime business line. The working location is flexible, but preferably Sydney or Newcastle. If you are interested in this role, please read on!


What do you do as a Senior Environmental Engineer/Scientist

You will be an integral part of the Water & Maritime Advisory Group Australia delivery team that is currently working on projects across the environmental, coastal and maritime sectors.

The core responsibility of your role will be to provide environmental services support for projects and proposals. Given the diverse nature of our clients and projects, you will be expected to provide your environmental consultancy skills (engineering and/or scientific) across a range of technical and non-technical services. 

Your role will focus primarily on project management to support the delivery of studies and assessments for a range of project types and settings including coastlines, rivers, lakes and estuaries, water supply infrastructure/reservoirs.

You will be expected to work independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams and you will be supported by experienced Project Directors, Technical Directors and Principal Engineers/Scientists.

General Responsibilities:

  • To provide technical guidance and project direction when appropriate.
  • To provide consultancy level support, as required, to the team, their office base and other area teams where specialism allows.
  • To make an active contribution to project work, to include report writing, organisation, consultation and project management.
  • To lead and assist with proposals and tenders.
  • To remain up to date with policy and legislative developments in the environmental and marine sectors.
  • To contribute to the implementation of marketing initiatives that deliver within the overall business development plan and develop a client list.
  • To represent and promote Royal HaskoningDHV within the market through attending meetings, conferences and workshops.
  • To keep up-to-date with the latest developments and technical innovations in the discipline.
  • To identify issues and problems; develop appropriate and innovative solutions; and ask for assistance if required.

Other Duties:

  • To carry out any duties which your line and technical managers may reasonably request within the broad parameters of your role.
  • To focus towards continuous personal development through learning and obtaining feedback both internally and externally, where appropriate. 
  • To effectively use (with training) the Royal HaskoningDHV QHSE Management Systems.
  • To travel within Australia.


Where you will work

We’ve been around for more than 140 years. We drive inclusive sustainable development with our clients in areas that we master and can actively influence. Our people are keen to positively change the future and leave a legacy. Our networked organization of smart entrepreneurs connects the best and brightest people in the world. Together we have the ambition to run a financially healthy business by putting our collective intelligence into practice with clients and partners.

Haskoning Australia which is a company in Royal HaskoningDHV delivers tailor made engineering and scientific solutions to our clients across Australia, the Pacific and South East Asia. We are experts in the maritime, river, estuarine and coastal sectors, providing consultancy advice and civil and structural design services to clients in a number of sectors.


What you bring


  • Highly effective technical and practical scientific and engineering skills in the relevant disciplines
  • Provide direction and advice on technical matters, teaches, mentors others in the team
  • Outward looking
  • Takes ownership and demonstrates leadership
  • Able to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Confident and personable
  • Team Player
  • Independent thinker
  • Good organisational skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • 7 to 12 years experience
  • Minimum BEng or BSc in relevant environmental disciplines (postgraduate qualifications or equivalent experience desirable)
  • To be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the environmental, coastal and maritime market sector and the consultancy services that this sector demands
  • Proven technical and consultancy abilities appropriate for the role
  • Sound understanding of catchment and coastal/estuarine processes
  • Demonstrable experience of applying a range of computer modelling packages to simulate catchments and their receiving environments
  • Demonstrable experience of scientific programming and data anaysis (e.g. Python, R, Matlab)
  • Demonstrable experience experience using GIS and spatial analysis to support technical studies
  • Demonstrable experience in reviewing, analysing and interpreting hydrological, metocean and other environmental data (water quality)
  • Demonstrable experience of EIA or similar environmental assessment
  • Knowledge of legislation and guidelines relevant to sector demands/ technical discipline
  • Demonstrable experience in project management systems
  • Report-writing and presentational skills (essential)
  • Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills (essential)
  • Ability to work on own initiative and also to work as part of a comprehensive high-quality team (essential)


What we offer you

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible working
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave
  • Purchased additional annual leave

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent to be part of an organisation that promotes a diverse and safe workplace environment.

Royal HaskoningDHV will not accept unsolicited applications or phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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