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Environmental Scientist (Water Quality)





1+ years

26 APR 2024


Epic Environmental is a leading environmental consultancy that leverages team culture and expertise to deliver innovative outcomes for our clients and the environment. We define ourselves by providing exceptional technical solutions while supporting our staff to challenge themselves and accelerate their careers.

We offer an exciting opportunity to develop and fast-track your career by working in an environment where you are encouraged to challenge yourself to think outside the box. If you are an environmental scientist who loves the outdoors and working as part of a cohesive supportive team, we’d like to hear from you!


Due to the ongoing success of our growing water services team, we are currently seeking a qualified candidate to take on a role as a Consultant Environmental Scientist based in our Brisbane office. We have the projects and team to develop the technical skills to further your career at Epic.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the execution of projects for a wide range of clients working as part of a dedicated water services team. You will support the delivery of environmental projects with a focus on water quality (freshwater and marine) supporting environmental impact assessments, mining projects and environmental compliance.

This position offers excellent variety of work and in the role you will:

  • Undertake the planning and implementation of field based data collection

  • Support the delivery of a range of projects across multiple sectors

  • Prepare written technical reports

  • Develop and maintain client relationships

  • Liaise with service providers for the purposes of service delivery

  • Acquire training and broaden experience to become qualified for more senior responsibilities, or to broaden skill set

  • Work as part of a project team to deliver projects to scope and within time, cost and quality requirements

  • Participate in strategy and innovation within the company to foster continued improvement

Fieldwork, including exciting travel opportunities, is an integral part of this role. The role involves undertaking field based collection and may involve field work in remote areas for extended periods of time (up to 2-3 weeks). The role also involves writing internal and client correspondence and reports and data interpretation & analysis. An interest in vessel-based field work would be desirable (and interest in obtaining required license to drive vessels), along with an interest in equipment maintenance (water quality instrumentation).


To be considered for this position, you will need to possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications from a recognised institution in environmental science / water resources / or related discipline or similar relevant degree

  • A minimum of 1-4 years’ experience in an environmental consulting role, preferably operating in Australia

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex issues concisely

  • Competency in undertaking field investigations and willingness to undertake field work in remote areas

  • Demonstrated team player and able to self-motivate and take ownership of and be accountable for delivery of environmental investigations

  • Experience in proposal writing

The following would be desirable for the role, but not essential:

  • Off-road vehicle experience

  • Experience or interest in telemetered real-time monitoring systems

  • Experience or interest in water quality instrumentation


  • We are down to earth

  • We create value for our client

  • We embrace our differences

  • We never stop learning

  • We work together​

  • We leave a positive legacy


  • Work on challenging and rewarding projects across Australia that contribute to better environmental outcomes

  • Feel trusted and empowered to take ownership of your projects and provide innovative solutions

  • Work in a team with highly skilled, certified, and respected professional consultants

  • Strong commitment to professional development including a structured buddy and mentoring system, support for further studies, attaining certification and professional memberships working with industry leaders

  • Opportunities to shape not only your career but the direction of the company by involvement in designing and implementing the yearly Strategic plan

  • Enjoying working in a friendly and welcoming environment with a collaborative team culture that values flexibility and fun

  • Regular social events and activities for team building

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Birthday day off and Purchased Leave Policy

Learn more about us!


If you think you are Epic material:

  • Submit your CV and cover letter to

  • State job code SWS_28032024_CON_HYD in the subject line

  • At Epic we conduct two separate interviews – The first is a formal, technical interview. The second interview is less formal and is designed to help you get a clearer idea for what it is like to work for Epic and for some of our other team members to get to know you.


  • The closing date for this role is Friday 26th April 2024

  • An attractive salary in line with level and experience can be negotiated

  • We appreciate all responses to this advertisement, however, please note that only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted

  • If you have any questions call 1800 779 363 and ask for Brad Grant for a confidential discussion

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