Graduate Environmental Scientist/Engineer

ID 2024-7030
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Posted Date
3 weeks ago(5/9/2024 11:10 PM)

Job Description

Graduate Environmental Scientist/Engineer - Adelaide

Ambitious and ready to kick-start or advance your career in environmental consulting? Want to be part of an experienced national environmental consultancy specialising in contaminated land, earth science and environmental approvals? One with the scope to work on a diverse range of complex and challenging projects across Australia?

If you have the drive and desire to start your career with a company focused on connecting the best people to the best work, then we want to hear from you.


The Company

Kleinfelder Australia is an environmental consulting firm providing professional and technical services for land contamination and remediation, environmental planning and approvals, ecology, heritage services, land rehabilitation, bushfire planning and design.

Kleinfelder Australia, as part of the global Kleinfelder Group, an environmental, engineering and science-based consulting firm, can utilise the experience of over 3,000 employees globally. With almost 100 staff operating across Australia, we deliver our projects with local and international experience across multiple disciplinary lines.

As our success and growth continues across Australia, an opportunity has arisen for a Graduate Environmental Scientist/Engineer to join our contaminated land management team in Adelaide..


The Opportunity

The role will involve using your technical skills and knowledge on a wide variety of projects for both private sector and government clients including:

  • Executing on-ground field works at contaminated sites involving the collection of soil, sediment, surface and groundwater samples and supervision of contractors,
  • Project scoping, proposal writing and fieldwork preparation,
  • Undertaking all works consistent with our safety values, systems and procedures,
  • Evaluating and distilling field and analytical data,
  • Preparing scientific and technical reports,
  • Working as part of a broad team to help solve complex environmental issues.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to start their career and gain experience while work on a portfolio of large and complex site assessment and remediation projects for a growing client base including, Government, major oil companies and operators of large industrial facilities.

This role will require a high degree of travelling within SA and interstate undertaking compliance monitoring projects for major oil clients.


About you

We are seeking talented and curious scientists/engineers who want to advance their career with a global environmental consultancy. Ideally you will bring:

  • A degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, geology or relevant earth science,
  • A passion for field-based project work including soil and groundwater sampling, oversight of drilling and excavation projects, contractor supervision and safety management,
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills and the aptitude to confidently liaise with project teams, regulators and clients representative,
  • Ability to leverage senior project managers by supporting project scoping and planning, subcontractor management, financial controls and preparing scientific reports,
  • Safety leadership in the field and commitment to adopting behavioural based safety programs,
  • The drive and commitment to succeed and to be a strong contributor to the growth and success of Kleinfelder in Australia,
  • 0 - 2 years of related professional experience within the contaminated land or environmental management industry,
  • A valid Australia driver’s license.


What Kleinfelder can offer

Kleinfelder offers many benefits to ensure your professional development & well-being; these include but are not limited to:

  • Highly competitive salaries and extra leave benefits such as:
    • Paid Parental Leave,
    • Purchase extra annual leave per year,
    • Australia day public holiday swap,
  • Formal mentorship and training programs (Graduate & Project Manager),
  • Friendly and supportive team environment,
  • Flexible work arrangements available (e.g., hybrid working),
  • Paid overtime, (as per the Kleinfelder Overtime Policy),
  • Access to our health and wellness initiatives (e.g., Employee Assistance Program),
  • Professional career and technical development programs including, study assistance with external and internal learning,
  • Opportunities to participate Corporate Social Responsibilities (volunteering, charity community support),
  • Service recognition and reward programs including bonuses,
  • Professional membership support.


Kleinfelder prides itself with being an equal opportunity employer where we value and celebrate diversity and inclusion. We encourage individuals from all cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to be part of our organisation and apply.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, and require any further information, please email our HR team:

To be eligible for this position you must have unrestricted legal work rights to work in Australia.

Kleinfelder will be managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


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