• Title
    Principal Contaminated Land Scientist
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently seeking a Principal Contaminated Land Scientist to join our Environmental Services team in Australia and drive the growth and expansion of an industry-leading contaminated land department.  


    Based in Brisbane, the Principal Contaminated Land Scientist will support existing Contaminated Land projects, with a focus on emerging contaminants (specifically per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)), by implementing and overseeing site assessment, remediation and other related environmental services for commercial and government clients.


    This exciting opportunity offers a growth position for an experienced individual with an established project management and technical expertise track record.  The successful applicant will coach and mentor a team of motivated environmental professionals.


    Local projects include environmental assessments and studies, environmental remediation, and environmental services, with a focus on emerging contaminants, specifically PFAS.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Project manage multiple site investigation and environmental restoration projects for a range of clients including the Department of Defence
    • Provide mentoring and project level technical guidance / direction to junior project level engineers/geologists/scientists
    • Be responsible for oversight of project work elements, logistics, budgets/expenditure, schedules and reporting as required to advance projects
    • Provide technical supervision and assistance to ensure contaminated land project activities are technically valid and results are coordinated for project continuity and control
    • As a working manager, coordinate technical activities in an efficient manner to ensure that the project requirements and deadlines are met
    • Coordinate technical activities with other professionals and field personnel
    • Maintain up to date records including correspondence, progress submittals, schedules, meeting documents, reports, and other documents necessary to document project activities
    • Coordinate the preparation of required interim and final deliverables for projects in his or her charge
    • Prepare and recommend scientifically valid and appropriate quality assurance measures for technical assignment
    • Act as liaison with other professionals and field personnel to accomplish the efficient and smooth implementation of project directives
    • Monthly collaboration and close coordination with the Wood Global Emerging Contaminants Work Group

    Skills / Qualifications

    • 10+ years’ experience performing work at contaminated sites and undertaking contaminated land assessments
    • Preferably experience with emerging contaminants, specifically PFAS
    • Bachelor or Masters degree in an environmental related discipline such as engineer, geologist, or scientist
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • A valid driver's license is required
    • Ability to work on military bases is required
    • Project travel required

    Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role.

    If you’re an experienced Principal Contaminated Land Scientist, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today. 

    All applications require a cover letter to be added for this role as well.

    Apply now and take the next step in your career with this exciting opportunity!

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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