Engineering & Scientific Services Manager

Help regional and remote communities make good clean water, Be part of a well set-up business with more than 50 years industry experience, Be surrounded and supported by like-minded engineers, scientists and trainers.

We are looking for a Water/Wastewater Engineer with consultancy experience in the industry, to join and lead our Engineering and Scientific Services team.

The Company

Simmonds and Bristow (Est 1965) is a well-recognised consultancy company, providing training, environmental and engineering consulting service, based at Rocklea in Brisbane.

Learn who we are and what we do from our website:

The Role

  • Lead a small group of Engineers and Scientists to Commercial and Technical sucess;
  • Deliver engineering and scientific services within expertise;
  • Contribute to business development of the the consultancy team;
  • Support and grow the Engineering and Scientific Services team.

This position may need to travel across Australia, including remote and regional areas. All travel will be organised and paid for by the company.

Who we are looking for

  • Successful, experienced engineer/scientist who is dedicated to providing high quality, value for money engineering and scientific services;
  • Have a desire to influence someone else as a leader or mentor;
  • Enjoy a bit of travelling and a bit of time in office;
  • Motivated and has a passion for water/wastewater and environment.

Skills & Experience


  • Significant practical experience as a consultant in Treatment Design and/or Water Quality assessment and management;
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Industrial or Environmental Science or related disciplines;
  • Be an RPEQ or CEP and have a 10+ years post-graduate experience in Water, Sewage & Wastewater treatment plant design or operation, and/or water quality management;
  • Experience in managing a small team.


  • Experience undertaking water quality assessments, plant design, impact assessment modelling software, assessing modelling results and applying them in the real world.
  • Excellent project management, communication skills, business development acumen and leadership skills;
  • Have an experienced eye for detail, ability at identifying work opportunities and enthusiasm for mentoring and peer advice;
  • Excellent technical written and spoken English.

Whats on Offer

  • Competitive Salary, depending on qualification and experience;
  • A fantastic opportunity to join a group of passionate engineers, scientists, trainers and operators, helping regional and remote communities make good clean water, catchment to cup and back again;
  • A small and well-structured consultancy firm with over 50 years of service to Australian water industry;
  • Take the business travel opportunity to experience new places and meet new people
  • Company culture encouraging and supporting professional development;
  • Be part of the staff profit share bonus scheme;
  • Stable long-term employment;
  • Brisbane Based with opportunity to travel to amazing natural environments.

How to apply

Does this sound like you If you tick most of the other boxes, we would like to hear from you.

Further information:

  • There is no public transport close to our office, so a reliable car will be needed to get to work. Car parking is available onsite;
  • You must have the right to work in Australia, to apply for this position;
  • Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

02/12/2019 $0 Brisbane 1 Engineering
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