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Senior Scientist - Sustainability and Climate Resilience (SYD)

Apply now Job no: 508442
Work type: Full Time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning

  • Embed sustainability in our projects and influence change
  • Exceptional career opportunities in international consultancy
  • Diverse and interesting projects including renewables/ethical client base
  • Flexible work environment with attractive benefits and professional development opportunities


About SMEC

Delivering exceptional outcomes starts with having exceptional people.

SMEC provides unique opportunities to influence the social and environmental outcomes on iconic industry projects alongside experienced colleagues and leadership teams. Be inspired by our inclusive and diverse workforce of highly respected professionals in their fields. Challenging boundaries, they look beyond the project scope to help shape a better future.


At SMEC we celebrate our origins in renewable energy which drives our ambitions to embed sustainability in everything we do for our organisation and our clients. We have built long-term client relationships which results in our continued success. We listen and understand the specific needs of our clients and deliver a complete value chain of services to provide sustainable solutions across major infrastructure projects worldwide.

The Role

Our fabulous Environment Business is growing and embedding sustainability in our projects is key. We are a large multidisciplinary company with iconic projects across renewables, environmental studies, dams & hydropower, urban communities and transport.

We are seeking a talented Scientist - Sustainability & Climate Resilience to join our established and supportive team with a great culture. We have a solid pipeline of work with an ethical client base across a variety of interesting projects. SMEC offers attractive salaries, flexible work arrangements – including working from home options and a generous parental leave policy.

You will help change the way we deliver projects by bringing your sustainability knowledge into the team.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Facilitating the implementation of sustainability and climate change initiatives and assessments into projects to achieve positive outcomes
  • Assisting with the implementation of the SMEC sustainability, climate change and resilience strategy, including emerging operations and services and Net Zero commitment
  • Maintaining and building relationships with internal and external clients and key stakeholders to build awareness of sustainability initiatives
  • Providing the technical delivery of sustainability ratings, life cycle assessments, climate change risk assessments
  • Embedding sustainability in our proposals through to design and operation
  • Preparation of technical documentation including proposals and reports
  • Looking for new and innovative approaches to better manage and mitigate climate impacts on projects

About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications in sustainability, engineering or science
  • 8+ years’ experience industry experience
  • Experience working in sustainable infrastructure from design to construction
  • Experience in sustainability ratings
  • Excellent report writing skills and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment with well-developed interpersonal skills

We Offer:

  • Flexible/work from home (WFH) options
  • Dynamic career pathways and “SMEC” Adventures
  • Professional Development Programs from graduates to leaders
  • Mentoring by industry leaders
  • Ethical client base
  • Tertiary Education Assistance
  • Purchased additional annual leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (primary and secondary)
  • Wellbeing benefits
  • Active social club and events

Enthusiasm for challenging the status quo SMEC is a growing organisation that has a genuine commitment to diversity, flexible work arrangements, CSR and improving the world we live in.

SMEC is proud to have been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. This citation recognises our active and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality across our business, and recently we have worked to drive key improvements in flexible work practices, parental leave policies and learning and development programs. Take a look at our benefits here.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Helen Kruimel or phone on 0460 410 225

All recruitment activities go through our Recruitment & Talent function and currently, this role doesn’t require agency input. Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees.


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