Environmental Scientist


NRA Environmental Consultants


Cairns, Queensland

About us

  • NRA Environmental Consultants is an independent privately-owned Australian company, established in 1984.
  • We have a reputation for providing high quality environmental services to a wide range of clients in public and private sectors.

About the role

  • NRA seeks an Environmental Scientist with tertiary level science.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team of technical specialists, where professional development, innovation and knowledge, and skill-sharing are encouraged.
  • Problem solve and provide advice on environmental management matters to our clients.
  • Contribute to all aspects of project delivery, including proposal preparation, budget control, client liaison, project management, field work and reporting.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to colleagues in other disciplines.

About you

  • You have appropriate tertiary qualifications and relevant experience in applied studies, problem solving, technical report writing and communication.
  • You have an interest in, or specialise in, soil or water science.
  • You are highly driven and possess analytical and problem solving, communication, and time management skills.
  • You will contribute to continuously improving NRA’s services by incorporating or adapting emerging techniques and tools.

Your qualifications, skills and experience


  • Bachelor of Science with a major in a relevant subject.
  • No less than 3 years of relevant post-university experience.
  • The right to permanently live and work in Australia.
  • The intellectual skills, technical proficiency and wisdom necessary to make a positive contribution to the NRA team.
  • Self-motivated with sound problem-solving skills and the ability to identify key issues and develop practical solutions.
  • A sound understanding of environmental chemistry.
  • Effective written communication and analytical skills; experience writing technical reports.
  • Ability to manage and interpret large and complex datasets and to consolidate or present data in formats that is accessible to a wide range of end users.
  • Current class C driver licence (manual).

Highly regarded

  • Relevant professional experience in a similar role.
  • Experience servicing the private sector, conducting or contributing to statutory environmental investigations or evaluations, and negotiating licence conditions.
  • Knowledge and application of relevant legislation, regulations and guidelines, and experience liaising with regulatory agencies.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Experience delivering and managing data for complex projects using multiple datasets.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to live in a tropical environment and take advantage of the relaxed lifestyle it offers.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and career in a friendly and professional environment where you will have your own office.
  • Opportunities for continued professional development.
  •  We encourage membership and engagement in professional and community organisations.
  • A competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience. 

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