• Position Vacant
  • Mackay

Website Mackay Regional Council

Sub-tropical climate with lush hinterland, stunning beaches and waterways and great fishing and hiking

The chance to work with a high performing and dynamic team

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to reducing the environmental risk to Water and Waste related activities in the Mackay Region?

Mackay Regional Council has a Principal Environmental Officer position in the Water Treatment team available on permanent full-time basis.

About the role:

The Principal Environmental Officer will take a lead role in the environmental management of a large Water and Waste utility including liaising with the regulator on licencing, regulation and compliance issues, delivery of statutory reports, managing environmental monitoring databases, and developing guidelines and practices for improved environmental compliance.

For more information about the roles key responsibility please refer to the position description 

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Degree from a recognised tertiary institution in environmental management; science (chemical, forensic, physical, geological, hydrological, environmental, applied and biological); environmental engineering or degree from a related discipline.
  • QLD “C” Class Drivers Licence or interstate equivalent.
  • Auditing experience and/or qualifications.
  • Highly developed ability to deal with difficult situations, clearly articulate issues, negotiate outcomes and resolve problems, with an attitude to take personal responsibility for promptly handling and resolving workplace tasks.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical and environmental requirements for Water and Waste related activities and ability to apply them in everyday work practices.

About us

At Mackay Regional Council, we believe that we can create opportunities to thrive to help our region become the best region for liveability and livelihood.

Our community is diverse, encompassing an area of 7622km2, providing services to more than 116,000 residents and employing more than 1100 staff.

Our region is home to ancient rainforests, beautiful beaches, and we are lucky enough to have the Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep.  At MRC, we are committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region.

In addition, Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities.

Salary & Employee Benefits:

  • Base annual salary from $115,015
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements with a RDO
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Career development and learning opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active social club
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

Interested in joining the team?

For us to assess if you’re the one we are searching for, it is mandatory that you submit your resume, a cover letter and a full statement addressing the Selection Criteria. The selection criteria can be found on the Position Description, available to be downloaded from the vacancy on Council’s website.

For the position description, selection criteria and further information on how to apply, visit: https://vacancies.mackay.qld.gov.au/MRC_ER/VacancyList.aspx

Applications Close:  29 September 2022

“Council is committed to the safety of its employees and requires an immunisation program for identified roles. The successful applicant will be required to attend a post-employment immunisation assessment, by a health practitioner nominated and paid for by the Council.”

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.


To apply for this job email your details to jobs@mackay.qld.gov.au.