Environmental Manager, Adelaide

McMahon Services is an industry leader in construction, industrial and environmental services.

We employ over 1,000 people Australia-wide and undertake highly challenging and rewarding construction projects throughout Australia.

McMahon Services is committed to employing for the long term rather than just for projects. We have family business values, whilst integrating our reputation, integrity and relationships to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

We seek an exceptional all-round, hands-on Environmental Manager to join our Civil Engineering Business Unit with a proven history of working on environmental remediation projects, ranging from small-scale inner-city developments to large complex site remediation projects involving soil and groundwater treatment, soil vapour management, PFAS material management, obtaining regulatory approvals, managing contractor teams and liaising with a wide range of project stakeholders.

Reporting to the Executive General Manager, your main responsibilities will be to work closely with project teams on remediation project sites, working across all business divisions to provide a supporting role in obtaining regulatory approvals and providing technical advice, and developing in-house treatment systems for the wider environmental remediation market.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Adelaide, SA

Categories: Other Vacancies

Applications Close: Ongoing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the project teams in order to ensure compliance with Client and McMahon Services’ processes.
  • Delivering environmental remediation projects to meet budget and time requirements.
  • Providing technical advice in relation to site remediation activities such as soil and groundwater treatment, soil vapour and LFG management.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of LFG collection systems.
  • Undertaking laboratory-scale trials.
  • Reviewing contaminated land consultant reports to evaluate remediation options and associated costs.
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals from all levels of Australian and International Governments where required.
  • Assisting with the compiling of tender submissions including writing methodologies and providing costings.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering and/or Science
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as environmental practitioner
  • Proficient abilities in Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Excellent organisational skills and confidence in managing complex projects.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts very quickly, be adaptable and flexible.
  • Work in a wide range of environments from metropolitan sites to remote outback communities.
  • Sound understanding of scientific principles and relevant technologies.
  • Problem solving and innovation as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • A team player with demonstrated superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to cope with urgency, efficiency, assign work priorities and work in a high pressure environment.
  • Ability to work and report back to Adelaide head office when away.
  • Ability to travel both intra- and interstate as required.
  • Valid manual drivers licence.
  • Contaminated Land experience preferred
  • Civil Construction experience preferred
  • PFAS material management experience preferred

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a progressive construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, please click on the link below and send us your resume and all applicable supporting documents with the position referenced in the subject of the email.


Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.