Senior Consultant (Hydrogeology)


Umwelt Australia



  • One of Australia’s largest employee-owned environmental consultancies
  • Flexible work arrangements and excellent employee benefits
  • Additional Benefit of a #ME Day (Paid day off once a month)

About Umwelt

With over three decades of experience and eight locations nationwide, we are a team of vibrant professionals with experience across a range of sectors including renewables, infrastructure, defence, regulation and policy, resources, and the urban development sector.

Our Umwelt Brisbane team are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Consultant (Hydrogeology/Hydrology) with a demonstrated background in water consulting and project management.

About the Role:

As a Senior Consultant (Hydrogeology), you will play a crucial role in leading and managing hydrogeological and water related projects, providing expert advice, and supporting the growth of our services. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive groundwater/surface water studies, environmental impact assessments, and water management solutions for our clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage hydrogeological/hydrological investigations, which include site assessments, modelling, and testing
  • Conduct or manage projects with water monitoring, testing and analysis, ensuring the quality of data collected and managed
  • Ability to piece together data and information to build the broader picture of potential source, cause and impact pathways
  • Manage medium and large-scale projects from proposal to completion, building strong client relationships and communication
  • Work across a broad range of project types, from water/groundwater management plans, compliance reporting, trigger or water supply/security investigations, ecohydrological assessments, impact assessments, mine closure studies and legal work
  • Prepare technical reports, proposals, and presentations for clients and stakeholders
  • Provide expert advice on groundwater/water issues, regulations, and best practices
  • Collaborate with clients, regulatory agencies, and other technical disciplines (i.e. ecology, social, cultural heritage and spatial analysis) to develop innovative and tailored solutions
  • Support junior staff and work with technical leads, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.

About You:

  • Degree qualifications in Hydrogeology, Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in water/environmental consulting
  • Sound capabilities in managing hydrogeological/water related projects
  • Expertise in visualisation and GIS software (i.e. QGIS, MapInfo, ArcGIS)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving, and project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a fast-paced consulting environment

What’s In It For You?

We care about our people and want to help you grow in your career. As part of our team, you will be offered:

  • ME Days: We provide our staff with up to an extra day of paid leave each month for mental health and wellbeing
  • Flexible work options to suit your lifestyle
  • A role with experienced professionals that can mentor you and help you develop your skills
  • Opportunities to work across the country on different and challenging projects
  • Opportunities to join Umwelt’s Employee Share Plan
  • A learning and development culture, with different training options and assistance
  • Wellbeing tools and initiatives and hands on training
  • An attractive salary based on your skills and experienced
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers

Diversity and Inclusion 

At Umwelt, we are committed to fostering a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We’re all responsible in creating a diverse, inclusive, and accountable culture where employees of all backgrounds and lifestyles feel a sense of belonging, mutual respect, and kindness.

The Umwelt team are privileged to collaborate closely with Indigenous communities across the nation, and we actively pursue the goals outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan. We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment not only enriches our workplace culture but also drives innovation and excellence in all that we do. Join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable workplace where everyone's unique perspectives and contributions are valued.


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