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Senior Hydrogeologist

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C&R Consulting


Role: Hydrogeologist

Employment: Full-Time

Location: Townsville, Australia

Closing: 10 Feb 2023

Job Overview

About the Role

C&R Consulting (C&R) are looking for an experienced Senior Hydrogeologist to join our Townsville-based team in a full-time, permanent position, reporting to the Principal Hydrogeologist. C&R maintain a safe working environment while undertaking hydrogeological field programs that are fundamental to the management of groundwater systems related to our clients’ operations.

You will be responsible for overseeing the collation, assessment and reporting of groundwater data to ensure internal and client regulatory obligations are met. Accordingly, the role requires a highly motivated individual to work as part of a field- and office-based team of dedicated hydrogeologists and technical officers.


  • Working collaboratively with the principal and other senior hydrogeologists as well as clients to execute the designated program of works.
  • Collection, collation and interpretation of hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical data; writing of field program completion reports and conducting aquifer testing and analyses.
  • Provision of timely and accurate advice on project schedules.
  • Formulation of complex briefs, and reports related to groundwater compliance, management and use.
  • Practical observations and recommendations to ensure effective management of groundwater systems.
  • Promoting positive behaviour and a supportive safety/team culture.
  • Supervise technical aspects of drilling groundwater monitoring bores, aquifer tests and groundwater investigations – including contamination, supply, dewatering and depressurisation and statutory groundwater monitoring.
  • Uphold adherence to scientific methods during the collection of water quality samples in accordance with relevant Australian standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintenance and care of field equipment to enable the safe and efficient collection of data and samples.
  • Requirements

  • Hold a tertiary qualification (at a minimum) in hydrogeology, science, geology, environmental science or similar.
  • Have a minimum 7 years of experience undertaking groundwater monitoring, utilising different methods or hydrogeological assessments (preferably in Queensland).
  • Thorough understanding of groundwater and surface water monitoring systems and equipment, data management and analysis packages/systems.
  • Possess a high level of analytical and problem solving, communication and time management skills.
  • Have a detailed understanding of environmental legislation/approvals processes (preferably Queensland and federal legislation).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex issues concisely.
  • Have a high level of computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (at a minimum). Experience using various GIS, statistical analysis and/or modelling software are optional but highly desirable.
  • Hold a Queensland manual driver’s licence (and experience driving long distances and/or off-road/4WD).
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a Generic Coal Board Medical (Coal Mining Safety & Health Regulation CMSHR 1).
  • Australia citizenship or rights to work in Australia.
  • Why Work for C&R Consulting?

    C&R’s scientists are renowned for their ability to assess, evaluate and interpret environmental, climatological, geomorphological, hydrological, geochemical and mineralogical analytical data, whilst providing clients with innovative solutions across an assortment of dynamic environments. Our team is comprised of a diverse range of specialists, allowing us to offer a wide range of services to our clients, including ecology, limnology, geochemistry, hydrology, geomorphology and geology.

    C&R are highly experienced across diverse sectors, including government, mining, industrial, not-for-profit organisations, and commercial and urban development. The C&R team works with clients through the entire lifecycle of their project – from conception to delivery as well as any ongoing routine/compliance environmental management. C&R undertake both small- and large-scale projects across northern Australia, including in remote areas throughout Cape York Peninsula, the Gulf of Carpentaria, western Queensland and the Northern Territory.

    As an employee of C&R you will be:

  • Involved with multifaceted scientific projects within remote parts of Australia that few people have the opportunity to see/experience.
  • Exposed to a diverse array of scientific studies, not just hydrogeological assessments, allowing you to experience the interconnectedness of the environmental systems within which we work.
  • Working with a dedicated team of professionals that are highly reputed (by both clients and peers) in their chosen fields.
  • Working on projects that scale from minor local significance to large projects with national importance.
  • Provided with the opportunity for further professional development and training.
  • Offered flexible working arrangements, with a range of benefits to achieve an appropriate work-life balance.
  • The Offer

    C&R provide competitive packages and a flexible work environment. The remuneration package awarded will be dependent on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

    How to Apply

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sian Kennare on (07) 4725 3751 or email info@candrconsulting.com.au.

    Applications can be submitted directly via Seek or emailed to info@candrconsulting.com.au. Please include your CV and a short cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position by addressing the role requirements outlined above.

    Submissions close COB 10 February 2023. Late submissions will not be accepted.

    Job Location

    188 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale Queensland 4814, Australia

    About C&R Consulting

    C&R Consulting have a well-earned reputation for offering cost-effective solutions to complex environmental problems. Our analytical expertise has been sought by international and Australian companies, as well as local, regional and national government agencies. We consult in all areas of earth and environmental science, specialising in the seasonally dry tropics.

    The unique skill set of the C&R team enables us to address an extensive range of ecological, climatological, hydrological and geochemical problems with an innovative and integrated approach. In particular, C&R Consulting are well known within the mining and energy industries for our ability to assess, evaluate and interpret environmental, geochemical and mineralogy data, providing solutions suited to local conditions and adhering to the requirements of international, national, state and local environmental regulations.


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