First listed on: 10 August 2018

Professional Scientist (Land and Water Resources Management)

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 the public and private sectors.

With offices in Cairns and Townsville, we offer the opportunity for candidates with the relevant tertiary qualifications and experience to work in a relaxed tropical environment that has a superb lifestyle and access to the reef and rainforest.

The role

Successful candidates will be responsible for problem solving and providing advice to our clients on environmental management for land and freshwater systems.


  • Proficient in one area of land and water resources management—preferably soils/land systems/freshwater ecology.
  • Able to contribute to a multi-disciplinary team in impact assessment and the development of practical avoidance and mitigation measures.
  • 3–5 years of post-graduate experience.


  • Certified practitioner in soil science/erosion and sediment control/AusRivAS accreditation.

This role offers the opportunity to work as part of a highly-motivated team of technical specialists, where professional development, innovation and contribution to shared skills and knowledge are encouraged.

Candidates should possess the intellectual skills, technical proficiency and wisdom necessary to make a positive contribution to the NRA team. Strong problem solving skills and independent thinking is required. 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 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 31 August 2018.

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