Senior Scientist

Location: Withcott, QLD 4352 or Armidale, NSW 2350

Position Status: Permanent / Full Time

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EnviroAg Australia are looking for a motivated, senior scientist, who has proven project management experience, to join our team. This position is fulltime and based in our Toowoomba office, located in Withcott or in our Armidale office.

What we offer

  • You will be working with an industry leader across a really diverse work area.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and continued professional development in a friendly and professional environment.
  • We encourage membership and engagement in professional and community organisations.
  • We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience.

The Company

EnviroAg Australia Pty Ltd has an enviable 30 year history as a national provider, and industry leader, of environmental and agricultural professional and technical services.

EnviroAg Australia has a team of civil, environmental and agricultural engineers, environmental and soil scientists, and qualified field technicians. Our team is passionate about supporting primary industry and rural projects throughout Australia. Our strength comes from being local to our clients and understanding the needs of industry and our environment.

With offices in NSW and QLD, we work through every state and territory, across an exciting and diverse range of work areas. EnviroAg Australia has a range of clients from some of rural industry's largest companies to small family based agri-businesses, Tier 1 and 2 construction and petroleum companies, and government bodies. We also have an impressive range of R&D projects in water related, animal welfare and soil conservation areas.

We have a strong work ethic within our offices to deliver products with speed, service and quality. EnviroAg Australia is, proudly, a quality certified ISO 9001 business.

To learn more about EnviroAg Australia, visit our website at

Purpose of this Position

The purpose of this position is to project manage multiple projects and deliver quality project outcomes and deliverables to meet commercial agreements with clients within budget and in a timely manner.

The position reports directly to the Operations Manager in regard to project and task delivery. The position has technical and quality reporting to relevant scientists, engineers and other technical specialists and the HSEQ officer.

Duties for this Position:

  • Project Management and Client Management as delegated by the Operations Manager.
  • Scope projects, build project budgets and winning proposals.
  • Manage project tasks and complete on time, with quality workmanship, within the project budget.
  • Positively liaise with, and maintain, cooperative relationships with clients, government agency staff and peers.
  • Undertake occasional field investigations and data collection and assessments; including projects away from the office, requiring travel and stays away from home.
  • Deliver quality project outcomes including, data analyses and create letters, maps, briefs, reports and other technical advices.
  • Engage the market to generate leads and enquiries for projects with new and existing clients.
  • Complete all projects following the business protocols;
  • Learn and use our ISO 9001 systems.

Formal Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Tertiary qualifications in one or more of the following areas: Agricultural Science, Applied Science, or related.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ in an Australian professional or technical consultancy position, in private industry
  • Demonstrated experience in analytical and report writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Current Open driver's license (manual vehicle preferred).
  • "White Card" or ability to obtain.
  • First Aid certificate is preferred.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • Completing work on time and to a quality standard.
  • Accepting, implementing, executing and completing project tasks form scoping through to project closure.
  • Project management of your delegated projects, including administrative oversight and closure.
  • Ensuring that relationships with our clients and stakeholders (suppliers/peers/support staff/contractors) are maintained in good order.
  • Being fit for work.
  • Reporting, immediately, any injury.

You are accountable for:

  • Reporting to the weekly operations meeting, risk items, your progress on projects, and scheduled completions;
  • Weekly delivery of project tasks and deliverables against deadlines;
  • Maintaining project cards to track project work, tasks and issues;
  • Completing project tasks, as agreed at the start of the week, by the end of each week;
  • Every week, at week end (or better), reporting your activity time by data entry to our systems;
  • Project completion to the business standards;
  • Immediately reporting any incident accident to your supervisor, HSEQ committee member or Officer, and Poka Yoke;
  • Reporting observations or potential improvements to Poka Yoke.

Selection Criteria:

The candidate must respond to the following selection criteria:

  • 1. Tertiary qualifications in a science or engineering related degree, and experience a relevant area;
  • 2. Experience in private industry consultancy in science in Australia;
  • 3. Proven project management experience and capability;
  • 4. Rural background or experience working in Australian rural regional areas;
  • 5. Proven ability to manage time and prioritise projects with competing interests;
  • 6. Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • 7. A proactive self-starter, motivated, with the ability to self-manage but also to take direction from management.

To Apply

To apply for this position, upload your CV and a covering letter with attached information.

  • Please address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered.
  • Respond, briefly, with information about yourself, why you would like this position, and how you fill the person specifications.
  • Please supply the full contact details of 3 referees with recent experience (last 5 years) of your work, and performance.

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