Waste Engineer

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Job Description - Waste Engineer

About us:

Talis Consultants is a multi-disciplinary consultancy based in WA, Victoria, and NSW. We provide specialist consultancy services in Engineering, Environmental Services, Waste Management, Spatial Intelligence and Asset Management.

We are seeking a Waste Engineer to join our Waste Management Team on a full-time basis. This position will be based in our WA office in Leederville, Perth.


The position duties include, but are not limited to:

· Technical input on landfill design projects including:

o Basal lining systems;

o Leachate, gas and surface water management systems;

o Closure and capping system;

o Capacity modelling and phasing plans;

· Technical input on Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Facilities design projects, including:

o Civil Designs;

o Structures; 

o Drainage systems; 

o Traffic management systems;

· Feasibility assessments and financial modelling;

· Approvals input and guidance;

· Coordination of necessary field investigations including site inspections and geotechnical investigations, interpretation of data and stability risk assessments;

· Preparation of design documentation including specifications, bills of quantities, designers’ risks assessment and construction quality assurance plans;

· Tendering of construction works (including local government procurement process);

· Evaluation and contract administration;

· Construction quality assurance and superintendent work.

· Assist in identifying and securing business development opportunities.


Position requirements:

· A bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in Civil, Environmental, Geotechnical Engineering or similar;

· A minimum of 5 years working in a professional environment;

· Previous experience working in the Waste industry;

· Construction quality assurance and superintendent experience for landfills or similar facilities;

· Previous technical involvement in earthworks, roads, drainage and other public works projects;

· Experience working on landfill design and management;

· Experience leading Modellers/Drafters in design works;

· Experience in project management and managing staff;

· Excellent reporting and communication skills;

· Strong AutoCAD appreciation and similar packages;

· Excellent organisational and time management skills;

· Advanced skills and experience using the Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel,

· Outlook, etc) ;

· Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken;

· Strong reporting skills;

· Exceptional problem-solving and negotiation skills;

· Strong understanding in the application of ISO 9001 standards;

· Demonstrated adaptability and resilience in fast-paced, dynamic work environments;

· Positive attitude, strong work mentality with flexibility and willingness to learn.


Summary of role requirements:
  • Looking for candidates available to work:
    • Monday: Afternoon, Morning
    • Tuesday: Afternoon, Morning
    • Wednesday: Afternoon, Morning
    • Thursday: Afternoon, Morning
    • Friday: Afternoon, Morning
  • More than 4 years of relevant work experience required for this role
  • Working rights required for this role
  • Expected salary: $90,000 per year
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