Job Details
  • Reference397007C_1667526170
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Science Analyst on a contract ended 30 June 2023.

Position Overview

The duties of this position include:

  • leading a multi-disciplinary team to provide scientific and technical assistance to the Independent Expert Scientific Committee on coal seam gas and large coal mining development (IESC) within strict statutory timeframes
  • leading a multi-disciplinary team to provide scientific analysis and critique of information and data provided by a proponent, and other relevant scientific information, as requested by the Department, within statutory timeframes;
  • working autonomously, as required, to achieve high quality scientific and technical advice;
  • attendance at meetings of the IESC and with state agencies, proponents, consultants and site visits as required (note this will involve interstate travel including to remote locations);
  • presentations to the IESC and state agencies, proponents and consultants, as well as conferences and workshops (potentially interstate), as required;
  • oversee IESC-initiated research projects;
  • complete administrative tasks, as required, to ensure smooth operational procedures; and
  • support the Departmental and Divisional Executive to deliver the outcomes, objectives and key result areas of the branch and OWS;
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously, and with attention to detail, within a multi-disciplinary

OWS also supports the Department more generally by providing scientific analysis and advice on the water-related impacts across a diverse range of development projects including irrigated agriculture, infrastructure and right across the resources sector from the referral to post-approval stage.

Skills and capabilities

We are seeking someone who has:

  • Scientific experience preferably in groundwater (hydrogeology) but other scientific disciplines will be considered - biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, hydrology or physics.
  • Good people management, organisational and communication skills, including the ability to integrate across multiple projects and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • A demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret complex scientific information, with experience assessing and integrating scientific information relating to environmental impacts being an advantage.
  • Good communication and writing skills; including a demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in plain English to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in the review, assessment and integration of information contained within reports and other literature pertaining to scientific assessments.
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously, and with attention to detail, within a multi-disciplinary scientific team under tight timeframes.

Desirable/Mandatory qualifications

  • A suitable science degree or post-graduate qualifications.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.