NRA Environmental Consultants

Environmental Scientist

Location: Cairns, Queensland 

About us

  • NRA Environmental Consultants is an independent privately-owned Australian company, established in 1984.
  • We have a reputation for providing high quality environmental services to a wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors.
  • We have offices in Cairns and Townsville.

About the opportunity

  • NRA seeks an Environmental Scientist with appropriate qualifications and experience.
  • Work as part of a highly-motivated team of technical specialists, where professional development, innovation and knowledge, and skill-sharing are encouraged.
  • Contribute to our multidisciplinary team of specialist scientists by problem solving and providing advice to our clients on environmental management matters.

About you

  • You have appropriate tertiary qualifications and relevant experience in applied studies, problem solving, technical report writing and communication.
  • You are a highly driven individual that possesses analytical and problem solving, communication, and time management skills.
  • You will contribute to all aspects of project delivery, including proposal preparation, budget control, client liaison, project management, field work and reporting.
  • You will provide technical advice and assistance to colleagues in other disciplines.
  • You will contribute to continuously improving NRA’s services by incorporating or adapting emerging techniques and tools.

Your qualifications, skills and experience


  • Bachelor of Science with a major in a relevant subject.
  • No less than 3 years of relevant post-university experience.
  • The right to permanently live and work in Australia.
  • The intellectual skills, technical proficiency and wisdom necessary to make a positive contribution to the NRA team.
  • Self-motivated with sound problem-solving skills and the ability to identify key issues and develop practical solutions.
  • A sound understanding of environmental chemistry.
  • Effective written communication and analytical skills; experience writing technical reports.
  • Ability to manage and interpret large and complex datasets and to consolidate or present data in formats that is accessible to a wide range of end users.
  • Current class C driver licence (manual).

Highly regarded

  • Relevant professional experience in a similar role.
  • Experience servicing the private sector, conducting or contributing to statutory environmental investigations or evaluations, and negotiating licence conditions.
  • Experience liaising with regulatory agencies.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Experience delivering and managing data for complex projects using multiple datasets.

What we offer

  • Opportunity to live in a tropical environment and take advantage of the relaxed lifestyle it offers.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills and career in a friendly and professional environment where you will have your own office.
  • Opportunities for continued professional development.
  • We encourage membership and engagement in professional and community organisations.
  • A competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience.
  • An attractive relocation package to Cairns.


A position description can be obtained here. Please submit your application, consisting of a cover letter and CV, to email/nra)(

The closing date for applications is 28 August 2020.