Graduate Hydrogeologist - Groundwater (2 positions)

Niche Groundwater Consultancy, Field Work & Travel, Long term role with future growth opportunities.

The Firm

Australasian Groundwater and Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd (AGE) was established in 1997 and is wholly employee owned and operated. AGE has the largest team of groundwater professionals on the East Coast of Australia with 30 full-time professionals across our Brisbane, Newcastle, and Townsville offices.  We provide professional groundwater services mainly for the Australian and international mining, gas, government, and engineering sectors. With a strong reputation for high quality work, we are an alternative option to the larger multi-disciplinary engineering companies.  Being a passionate, niche consultancy, we offer flexibility, professional development, interesting and challenging projects, diversity, competitive remuneration, and a collaborative, cohesive team environment.

The Role

Working in the Australian mining and water sector, the purpose of this position is to collect, manage and report groundwater data.  This role is predominantly mining approvals and compliance based, and will include:

  • FIFO to various sites;
  • operating a manual 4WD vehicle;
  • initial monitoring bore/VWP installations;
  • conducting field tests (slug tests, packer tests, and pumping tests);
  • routine collection of water sample data;
  • downloading information from data loggers;
  • bore design;
  • data analysis;
  • reporting; and
  • performing routine maintenance (light duties) on the monitoring network as required.

Travel is required for up to 2 weeks at a time in various locations in Queensland and occasionally throughout rural Australia.

This is a full time role with a good work life balance and a long term development pathway.


You will hold a degree in geology or environmental sciences and ideally have post graduate qualifications in hydrogeology or a closely related field, seeking to embark on a comprehensive field studies regime as you build your knowledge and develop a career in groundwater with AGE Consultants. We are looking for an enthusiastic, practical self-starter.  You will be prepared to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time and require a valid manual drivers licence and preferably 4WD experience.

Unafraid to roll your sleeves up, you will be physically fit, relate well to people from all walks of life and enjoy being out in the field.  You will have an appreciation for the importance of accurate data collection and strong verbal and written communication skills. 

The Opportunities

As part of the AGE team, you will be working predominantly on projects with the following objectives:

  • assessing impacts from resource projects on groundwater systems;
  • developing groundwater supplies for municipality, agriculture, and resource sector;
  • investigating dewatering and groundwater control needs for excavations; and
  • assessing groundwater systems to assist in the development, management, and closure of landfills.  

Field work is the main focus for the first 2 years of your development pathway.  A structured training and skills advancement program is provided.  Growth opportunities within our company are encouraged.

After experiencing consistent growth over many years, we have a very healthy pipeline of groundwater work and this role will be an integral part of our current and future plans.

A competitive salary commensurate with experience is on offer as well as the opportunity to collaborate with our diverse team of consultants, many who have worked in the industry for more than 20 years. 

This is a long term, stable career prospect with no glass ceilings and employee ownership opportunities. 

12/11/2019 $0 Brisbane 1 Science & Technology
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