Contaminated Lands Advisor

  • Company:
    Downer Group
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    13 hours ago
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Job ID 572587 Job Type Full Time – Permanent Location Perth Categories Health Safety & Environment, Construction Advertised 07 Aug 2020 W. Australia Standard Time Applications close

Apply now Job ID: 572587
Job type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Perth
Categories: Health Safety & Environment, Construction

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Position summary

Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and we are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. We employ more than 53,000 people across more than 300 sites, primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

Infrastructure Projects, a division of Downer’s Australian Operations Business continues to secure further opportunities Nationally as we continue to build on our reputation of meeting and delivering on Australia’s major Transportation needs.

We have a permanent full time opportunity for a Contaminated Lands Advisor to join our Metronet team. 


Based on site, you will be part of this collaborative Environmental team and will report directly to the Environment and Sustainability Manager.

  • Provide environmental management guidance and advice to site-based construction teams.
  • Performance monitoring, including contaminated site requirements and controls for the management of groundwater impacts, landfill gas management, acid sulphate soil management and stockpile characterisation.
  • Setup and management of site environmental monitoring equipment
  • Facilitate and conduct routine monitoring and soil validation testing.
  • Lead site inspections and audits.
  • Site data collection, management, analysis and reporting, including contaminated site requirements, environmental incidents and non-compliance
  • Assist with monthly client reporting
  • Develop and assist with managing site environmental audit/inspection/monitoring schedules.
  • Management and supervision of consultants and contractors


  • Degree qualifications in environmental science, engineering or similar.
  • At least 6 years’ experience in civil construction environmental management, with hands on contaminated site management experience including large infrastructure projects, both preliminary and detailed site investigations.
  • Sound understanding of Western Australia Environmental Legislation with proven ability to review and interpret relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice and contractual requirements to comply with contaminates sites requirements
  • Solid experience in groundwater assessments, routine monitoring and soil validation.
  • Competent in using Geographic Information Systems.
  • Groundwater and Landfill Gas Assessments and Monitoring
  • Soil Validation sampling and data management
  • Autonomous approach to all aspects of environmental management.
  • Effective time and people management skills including planning and sequencing of work, and personal time management
  • Demonstrated effective on-ground problem solving techniques and skills especially as it relates to delivery of environmental outcomes
  • Ability to communicate with influence at all levels of the business.

A preference will be provided to any applicant that has Environmental and LAA, Industrial Hygienist or OH&S Asbestos experience/qualifications.


  • An attractive remuneration package along with an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment within a highly successful, ASX listed organisation
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfill their potential. We embrace all employee difference and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. If you are focused and aspired to grow your career in a challenging and leading-edge environment, you will have a future with great possibilities with us.

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Applications must be submitted through the on-line portal. For more information about this position please contact Marie Hetherington via email [email protected]  


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