First listed on: 02 November 2017

Principal Scientist
Location: Cairns or Townsville, Queensland


NRA Environmental Consultants is an independent privately owned Australian company, established in 1984, which has a reputation for providing high quality environmental services to a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.

We employ a team of dedicated environmental practitioners who use their expertise in natural resource management to provide practical solutions and positive outcomes for our clients.

As part of our continuing development we are seeking candidates for the role of Principal Scientist. With offices in Cairns and Townsville, we offer the opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a relaxed tropical environment with a superb lifestyle in either office.

As a principal scientist, you will be proficient in your area of expertise. Physical scientists (eg water, geology and soils) will be favourably considered. Advanced problem solving skills desired.

This role will offer the candidate the opportunity to work as part of a small and highly motivated team of technical specialists, where professional development and innovation is encouraged. You will be free from the demands associated with working in large organisations and able to contribute your skills and knowledge. Your role will include providing strategic environmental advice to clients in a variety of sectors, which is specific and of value to their needs.

Applicants should have appropriate tertiary qualifications and relevant practical experience in applied studies, problem solving, technical report writing and communication. Experience in environmental approvals and compliance will be highly regarded.

Candidates should possess the intellectual skills, technical proficiency and wisdom necessary to make a positive contribution to the NRA team. Individuals seeking employment at NRA will need to be self-motivated, have a keen interest in the application of their knowledge to environmental issues and be dedicated to assisting our clients to fulfil their obligations.

A competitive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate.

A position description can be obtained from our website ( Please submit your application, consisting of a cover letter and CV, to

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 November 2017.

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