Associate Director Contaminated Land Management

Play a leading role in the growth and development of our Contaminated Land Management practice and the delivery of significant projects across diverse industries.

New South Wales
  • Be a Technical Leader driving continued growth
  • Work across a variety of industry sectors
  • Flexibility and benefits that work for you

Are you ready for a new challenge and to help lead the continued growth of our Contaminated Land practice?

Do you want to be at the forefront of complex and technical projects, working across a variety of industries?

Do you want to be a leader and vocal advocate for technical excellence that is motivated by solving client problems and growing our people?

As advisors to private and government organisations in environmental assessment and approvals, planning and environmental management, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of our field, continuously improving our skills and knowledge, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Through our projects and working within our communities, we’re proactive in pursuing opportunities which make a difference.  

Our Contaminated Land Management team proactively work with clients to provide pragmatic contamination advice and achieve practical and efficient outcomes. Our team offers a unique blend of technical expertise which spans ‘whole-of project' needs, strategic and regulatory relations experience to deliver, scientific, technically robust and risk-based solutions for our clients. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our CLM team for an Associate Director to join on a permanent basis, ideally based out of our Sydney or Newcastle offices. The role will see you play a key role delivering projects across a range of industry sectors, including infrastructure, mining and renewables. In addition, you will help to lead and grow the CLM business through your technical expertise and leveraging of industry networks.  


Here’s what you can expect 
  • Shape, build and innovate: Your deep knowledge will provide you with the opportunity to be a Technical Leader, shaping and streamlining the way we deliver projects whilst being able to think outside the box to offer innovative solutions. You’ll play a pivotal role in the growth of our Contaminated Land Practice through utilisation of your strong local network.  
  • Engage: You’ll be a strong communicator, able to engage with stakeholders, providing senior level technical advice and guidance clients to ensure projects are delivered within the agreed specifications.  
  • Collaborate, mentor and grow: Your technical expertise will go beyond contaminated land with the opportunity to collaborate across divisions, mentor staff and pursue a broad variety of projects. You’ll also provide technical peer review of EMM workflows, proposals and draft reports, with emphasis on contentious and/or complex problems/projects. You’ll work in close collaboration with technical teams across EMM to leverage existing client relationships, innovation and expertise. 
  • National project opportunities: With a national delivery ethos, you'll also have the opportunity to work on large-scale projects across Australia. Your expertise will make a difference from coast to coast.  
  • Satisfaction: As an industry expert, you’ll inspire and support other EMMer’s on their development journey.  
  • Autonomy, flexibility and support to balance all aspects of your life.  


Here’s what you'll bring to have impact 
  • Ideally you bring 15-20 years’ plus industry experience in Contaminated Land Management.  
  • Degree in a relevant field such as Engineering, Environment or Science.  
  • A strong scientific or engineering background in contaminated land and understanding of scientific and engineering principles.  
  • Proven capability in business development, as well as the ability to leverage internal contacts.   
  • CEnvP-SC or NSW EPA site auditor accreditations will be looked upon favourably.  
  • Ability to work across various industries to grow business.  
  • Experience and desire to mentor others. 


Our goal is to build a team of EMMers that looks like the world around us — and we want EMMers to stay and grow. As part of our efforts to build an EMM for everyone, we embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work and we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout the company.


We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

  • Please note we can only consider applicants with a legal right to work in Australia
  • Unsolicited resumes from recruitment consultants will not be accepted for this position


How to Apply

If you meet the requirement of this position, please submit your application via the form below or email to confirming your preferred work location and quoting reference: RTR109.

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