Senior Environmental Field Officer

Type of contract Full time

Location Australia - Perth

Availability As soon as possible

Date 07/05/2024

Joining Acoem means taking part in a great human adventure with a high-tech company committed to sustainable development.

At Acoem, we create environments of possibility

  • helping organisations find the right balance between progress and preservation
  • safeguarding businesses and assets, and maximising opportunities while conserving the planet’s resources.

We deliver unrivalled, interoperable AI-powered sensors and ecosystems that empower our customers to make enlightened decisions based on accurate information. We do this by working with our customers to design, manufacture, operate and supply sophisticated monitoring equipment, services and solutions.

Together with 220 distributors, our 850+ employees work across 26 offices, 5 manufacturing facilities and 3 R&D centres in 9 countries– to provide trusted, holistic data solutions for customers worldwide.

Your Mission

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Field Officer to join a well-established team of technicians covering 7 days a week 365 days a year roster.  Ideally, you should have experience in the field of environmental dust and water sampling with strong troubleshooting and laboratory skills.

The role has a focus on field-based skills that are required to monitor, calibrate, maintain and sample environmental dust and water along with good analytical skills to conduct basic analysis in the laboratory. The role provides an exposure to a variety of sampling technologies, analytical equipment and monitoring sites.

Typically, you will need to demonstrate a high degree of self-sufficiency and the ability to independently troubleshoot a variety of sampling equipment.  As much of the work is NATA accredited, diligent and thorough record keeping is an essential part of this role.

Key responsibilities will include

  • Effective time management in resourcing of field monitoring schedules
  • Groundwater, surface water and potable water sampling
  • Dust filter paper collection
  • Minor maintenance and routine calibrations of dust and water field instrumentation and monitoring sites
  • Remote site field operations planning and delivery
  • Preparation and delivery of dust and water samples for analysis
  • Basic laboratory analysis of dust and water samples
  • Inputting of data into database systems, worksheets or PDAs
  • Customer liaison
  • Understand NATA requirements for sampling and record keeping
  • Ability to lead a field-based team
  • Training and development of field staff in appropriate sampling techniques
  • Preparation and submission of both field and monthly reporting requirements.

What qualifications, skills & experience would you need to be successful?

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role preferred
  • Desirable Qualifications – University degree in Environmental Science or similar discipline, Diploma in Environmental Monitoring or similar discipline
  • Previous related field monitoring experience essential
  • Previous Mine site experience preferred
  • A strong OH&S focus – relevant mining and industry standards
  • Sound level of computer literacy
  • Understand NATA requirements for sampling and record keeping
  • Preparation and submission of both field and monthly reporting requirements
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in a team
  • Precise, accurate and diligent record-keeping skills
  • Current C Class drivers’ license
  • Previous 4WD driving experience as well as long-distance travel preferred.

What are we offering you?

  • 5 days per week with rotating weekends
  • Fully maintained company vehicle
  • Regular on-the-job training, utilising state-of-the-art equipment.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have mine site experience?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years’ experience do you have as a Field Officer?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
  • Have you worked in a role which requires a sound understanding of OH&S/WHS?
  • Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical check?
  • What’s your highest level of education?
  • What’s your expected annual base salary?


    If you like challenging, dynamic and international environments, join us!

    When looking for new people to join our team, we look for people who share our values, who are like-minded and passionate about their work. Your enthusiasm and proactive approach will help you to achieve desired outcomes in this role.

    Acoem Australasia is an equal opportunity employer.