International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

Early Career Hydrogeologist – Field Work

AGE Consultants

LOCATION: Newcastle

Are you an early career geologist, or geotechnical engineer who loves being out on a rig, yet ready to forge a long-term career in hydrogeology? 

  • Great balance of field work and desk based studies  
  • Niche specialist company with a small, close knit team  
  • Long term role with a rewarding career pathway in environmental management 

About AGE Consultants 

We’re Australia’s groundwater specialists, providing groundwater and environmental advisory for more than 20 years.  We have a depth of knowledge and experience across major industries, agriculture, government and communities throughout Australasia and beyond.  We listen to our clients’ needs and challenges, share our knowledge and tailor our service delivery accordingly. 

We’re hydrogeologists, hydrogeochemists and numerical modellers.  We specialise in end-to-end groundwater services, from field work and modelling to analysis and reports, to expert advisory and peer review. This gives us an acute understanding of the commercial, environmental, government and community challenges faced in our increasingly complex world.  

As early adopters of cutting-edge modelling techniques, we’re dedicated to delivering informed, comprehensive outcomes for our clients, no matter the sector or challenge.  We provide scientifically rigorous advice and high-quality outputs to support development and progress projects.  

Through powerful insights and clear advice, we empower informed water decisions that help our clients, communities and environment thrive. 

The Role 

Working in the Australian mining and water sector, as a Hydrogeologist – Project Consultant in our Newcastle office, you will collect, manage and report on groundwater data.  Predominantly mining approvals and compliance based, your objectives will include: 

  • driving to various mine sites in the Hunter Valley;
  • operating a manual 4WD vehicle; 
  • participating in 14:7 swings (FIFO and DIDO) 
  • routine collection of water sample data; 
  • monitoring bore/VWP installations; 
  • conducting field tests (slug tests, packer tests, and pumping tests); 
  • downloading information from data loggers; 
  • bore design; 
  • data analysis; 
  • reporting; and 
  • performing routine maintenance (light duties) on the monitoring network as required.  

This is a full time role with a good work life balance and a long term development pathway, advancing your career as a groundwater consultant.  At AGE you will explore various career path options such as project management, conceptualisation, numerical modelling and business development.  


Applicants will require a degree in earth science, geoscience, environmental science or geology.  Post graduate studies in hydrogeology would be an advantage.   Experience on mining sites (ideally on a rig), bore installations, groundwater sampling and monitoring is preferred.  You will have some experience in VWP installations, pumping tests, packer testing and VWP installations, however ongoing training will be provided.  You will appreciate the importance of accurate data collection as well as a balance of field and desktop capabilities including strong verbal and written communication and sound report writing skills.   

You will be seeking to join a comprehensive field studies regime as you build your knowledge and develop a career in groundwater with us. We are looking for an enthusiastic, practical self-starter to commit to a cyclical field work routine in the Hunter Valley as well as various locations around Australia on occasion.  Field trips are up to 2 weeks in length. You will require a valid manual drivers’ licence, preferably with 4WD experience and certification.   

Unafraid to roll your sleeves up, you will be physically fit, resilient, relate well to people from all walks of life and enjoy the balance of desktop studies and being out in the field.   

Graduates with an enthusiastic, committed approach and relevant theoretical knowledge will also be considered. 

The Opportunities 

As part of the AGE team, you will be working on various projects with the following objectives: 

  • assessing impacts from resource projects on groundwater systems;  
  • developing groundwater supplies for municipality, agriculture, and resource sector;  
  • investigating dewatering and groundwater control needs for excavations; and 
  • assessing groundwater systems to assist in the development, management, and closure of landfills.   

Field work is the main focus for the first 2 years of your development pathway.  A training and skills advancement program is provided.   

After experiencing consistent growth over many years, we have a very healthy pipeline of groundwater work, and this role will be an integral part of our current and future plans. 

A competitive salary commensurate with experience is on offer as well as the opportunity to collaborate with our diverse team of consultants, many who have worked in the industry for more than 20 years.   

This is a long term career development opportunity, with one of Australia’s leading groundwater consultancies. We are seeking an immediate start. 

For this particular role, we are only able to accept applications from professionals who are currently located in Australia. Experience in the Hunter Valley would be an advantage; however we are also open to early career hydrogeologists with experience in other states in Australia, who are keen to relocate to the region.  

If you are keen to embark on a career in groundwater please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this role to our Careers Consultant, Susan Leon, via this link 

 If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please call Susan Leon directly on
0402 242 718.

We thank recruitment agencies for their interest however, AGE Consultants and Susan Leon do not wish to be contacted regarding this campaign.  

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