Principal Waste & Environmental Consultant


The position:

Are you a self-starter who wants to make a real difference improving Australia's resource efficiency and waste infrastructure

MRA is seeking an experienced environmental consultant with passion, expertise, drive and ambition to make a difference to the way waste is managed in Australia.

Application close COB 7 May 2021. 

What you can expect:

We have an opportunity for a highly experience Principal Consultant to join our waste strategy and commercial team in Melbourne. 

You will work closely with an established team, building on the existing experience of the team and bringing fresh knowledge and a new network of clients. You will utilise your strong commercial and business development skills to further grow and enhance the team. You will have a proven track record, strong market credentials and great customer and commercial skills. You will also have experience of working well in teams and be passionate about developing and mentoring junior team members. 

On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for leading, directing and managing project teams and will actively contribute to strategy and business development as well as office and team management. You will often be acting as a technical lead on complex consultancy projects and proposals and will need to have the necessary skills, experience and aptitude to lead from the front and collaborate with a range of experts across the company and in partner organisations.

Specifically, the role entails:

  • Project work, including report writing, project management and research (e.g. into legislation, technology types; market analysis and business case assessments)
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting 
  • Leading or assisting bid managers to compile bids and proposals for future work
  • The role will involve site work, occasional travel and on occasion, irregular hours
  • Assist in team management and mentoring junior staff
  • Active role in business development and client management
  • Working with stakeholders and communities to gain greater understanding and deliver the best outcomes for them

About you: 

You are a self-starter with enthusiasm and drive, interested in further developing your skills in the area of Waste Management and further developing the company. You know how to get the best out of the people around you to drive the best outcome for the client and thrive working in multidisciplinary teams. Specifically, you have:

  • Bachelors or Master in Environmental/Chemical/Civil Engineering or other relevant engineering degree
  • Specialist skills and experience in sustainability and/or waste management
  • Over 8 years experience in consultancy or relevant area of strength
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and delivery of complex projects
  • Ability to work in an innovative manner 
  • Strong commercial and business development skills, coupled with a track record of identifying and securing new consultancy work, as well as supporting and leading complex proposals and consultancy projects. 
  • Strong communication skills, and experience of collaborating with diverse stakeholders / audiences and facilitating agreement between conflicting parties. 
  • Possesses a good network of contacts across VIC at management and/or operational level and ideally be recognised as an industry leader within your chosen technical area. 
  • You will have an established client base of national clients, with a specific focus on VIC. 
  • An ability to build relationships internally and externally. 
  • Be an effective and proactive business leader, capable of supporting and developing peers. 
  • Flexible approach, including willingness and ability to work on a wide range of topics. 
  • Data analysis and modelling experience
  • Strong excel skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Demonstrated capability for delivering quality projects on time and on budget
  • Attend the MRA Melbourne office (located in Blackburn)
  • Continue to develop area of expertise
  • Expand knowledge of areas outside your expertise
  • Permanent residency or a visa status that permits work in Australia for a minimum of three years.

Are you ready to make a difference Apply today.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter and who wants to make a real difference improving resource efficiency and waste management systems.

Salary negotiable from $120 plus generous MRA bonuses.

About MRA Consulting Group

MRA Consulting Group (MRA) is recognised nationally as Australias leading boutique waste management consulting firm - specialising in all aspects of business and policy reform. In the 2020 Inside Waste Annual Consultants Review, MRA was judged best in 8 out of 11 categories (across all consultancies large and small), as well as Best Small Consultancy in Australia. MRA previously won these awards each year from 2013-2017.

MRAs success has been built on the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, which includes engineers, scientists, economists, planners, lawyers, social scientists and educators. The team shares a common focus, delivering quality project outcomes for our clients. This focus has meant that MRA maintains a position at the forefront of Australian waste and recycling management practices, working on the largest and most innovative projects.

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