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Associate Soil Scientist

Investigate and provide solutions to soil issues to keep soil healthy and clean.
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Humorous
  • Practical
  • Understanding

About this role

  • Problem-solving
  • Project management
  • Teamwork

As a consultant soil scientist with an engineering firm, the role includes working with natural and problem soils. This includes assessment and management of acidic, saline and sodic soils, contaminated soils including contamination with heavy metals, hydrocarbons, solvents and other harmful emerging chemicals. It also involves going to remote sites for collecting soil samples for analysis.

The team get to work with a wide array of projects and clients including local and state government, defence, transport (including road and rail), industrial, energy resources (including oil and gas), and building and construction throughout Australia.

Additionally, the role also includes managing small and large complex projects within budget and on schedule. This incorporates management of internal resources, external sub-contractors with emphasis on client communication and technical excellence.

A soil scientist also gets involved with data management, use of various software for data analysis, preparation of graphs, logs, presentations, statistics and reports.


  • Extra great

Working Environment

  • Construction site
  • Flexible
  • Home office


  • Diverse working environments
  • Domestic travel
  • Meeting new people

Need to know

  1. 1.


    Industrialisation, deforestation, agriculture etc have degraded approximately 52% of land in the world