Sunraysia Environmental

84 Lemon Avenue Mildura VIC 3500

+61 3 5023 3643

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Do you align with our vision of sustaining the planet for future generation and our core beliefs of integrity, value and respect? If so, see our vacant positions below 

POSITIONS VACANT

Soil Scientist

 

Salary: $80 - $120K

We are looking for a soil scientist who aligns with our vision of sustaining our planet for the future and our core beliefs of integrity, value and respect. Required on a full-time basis. Flexibility to work away from home for periods of a week or more.

Undertaking soil surveys for land-use change and horticultural development principally under irrigation, you will be capable of developing soil based strategies to assist the developers to maximise resource efficiency and financial outcomes.

Position Requirements:

  • The ability to scope out, quote, plan and implement soil surveys / land capability assessments for a range of purposes

  • Quick and accurate soil profile assessment

  • Willing to use our digital data recording system

  • Work with our GIS specialist to produce the required soils and amelioration maps

  • Effectively communicate the findings and recommendations of soil surveys / land capability assessments to the client

  • Where the soil survey is part of an integrated development, share information with a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate development approval and project implementation.

  • Recognise opportunities and actively generate new projects 

You will have the following characteristics: 

  • Team player

  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently

  • Be assertive

  • Ethical and discrete

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Good understanding of client needs versus wants

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent English

  • Good tolerance for heat, cold, and flies

  • Attention to detail

  • Well-organised

  • See opportunities for improvement

 

Qualifications / Previous Experience:

 

  • Tertiary Qualified or very experienced

  • Minimum 3 years-experience as a soil surveyor. Minimum of 1-2 years in the commercial environment

  • Wide range of experience (Australia wide or international)

  • Practical farming experience

  • Understanding of GIS and soil mapping packages

  • Strong soil amelioration knowledge and skills

 

You will be part of a dynamic team at the forefront of agricultural development and natural resource assessment in regional Australia.

A land, water and environmental consultancy, Sunraysia Environmental provides professional services and solutions to individuals, companies and all levels of government. Primarily working in Victoria and New South Wales, we undertake projects across Australia.  

Please send through your written application highlighting where you meet all of our essential criteria, this should be supported by your resume and a minimum of 3 client and / or industry referees.