International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

Senior Hydrogeologist

AGE Consultants

LOCATION: Newcastle


Are you a Senior Hydrogeologist or Geotechnical Engineer who is seeking to join a niche consultancy, manage projects from end to end and contribute to Australia’s future water security?  

  • Complex Groundwater Investigations 
  • Occasional Field Work 
  • Collaborate and innovate with Australia’s Groundwater Specialists 

About AGE  

At  Australasian Groundwater and Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd (AGE), we empower informed water decisions for industry, government, and communities.  Established in 1997, we are wholly employee owned and operated. We proudly employ the largest team of groundwater specialists on the East Coast of Australia with over 30 full-time professionals across our Newcastle, Brisbane, Townsville and Perth offices.  AGE consults to the mining and CSG sectors, renewable energy projects, and advises on water security for communities and agriculture. We contribute to solving the world’s greatest problems in a changing global climate, by supporting the advancement and sustainability of business, communities, and our environment.   

The Role 

Managing large scale resource projects across the Australian mining industry, this role operates at the client interface, coordinating with a team of groundwater specialists to deliver on of a variety of projects.    

The key objectives include managing end to end projects across New South Wales, liaising directly with clients, coordinating hydrogeological field programs and delivering a range of reports.  These investigations include groundwater impact assessments and providing support and assistance in managing a team that conducts hydrogeochemical groundwater sampling, level logger installation and monitoring, falling head tests, drill hole logging and testing, installing monitoring bores and vibrating wire piezometers, packer testing, and pumping tests. You will also collaborate closely with our highly credentialed numerical modelling team.    

In this role, you will assess the impacts from resource or industrial projects on groundwater systems; develop or test groundwater supplies; determine dewatering and groundwater control needs around mines and deep excavations; and assess groundwater issues to assist in the development, management, and closure of projects with the potential to contaminate or impact groundwater.    


As a well-established Senior Hydrogeologist or Geotechnical Engineer with a strong geological background and comprehensive experience in the coal mining sector, you will confidently manage projects from end to end, make informed decisions and deliver quality results.  You will be the type of consultant that likes to manage projects autonomously and enjoys working in a close knit, highly intelligent, dynamic team.  

Hands on experience in monitoring and coordinating hydrogeological (or at minimum, geological) field operations, including rostering rig crews, logistics and logging procedures will be essential.  You will have a functioning understanding of VWP installations, slug tests, pumping tests and packer testing and be available to undertake the occasional field work investigation if required.  A knowledge of open pit and underground mining processes is essential. 

Your extensive knowledge of groundwater management will be complimented by a thorough understanding of relevant State and Federal Government legislation.  With strong verbal and written communication skills, you will produce high quality quarterly, annual and EIS reports.  Your project management skills will ensure quality work is delivered on time to our clients. You will lead each project’s team and its stakeholders positively and proactively. 

A degree in earth science, geoscience, environmental science, or geology will be an important feature of your educational background.  Post graduate qualifications in hydrogeology or geochemistry would be an advantage.  

Local applicants would be preferred, however, interstate Senior Consultants with experience working in the Hunter Valley region are encouraged to apply and relocation support will be provided. 


The Opportunities 

Our projects are fulfilling and challenging.  We have the capability and resources to promote personal and professional growth at every level in the business.  

AGE’s directors are working principals in the team, who are hands on and accessible. AGE places a balanced focus on our people, technical quality, integrity, and commitment to our clients.   

After experiencing consistent growth over many years, we have a healthy pipeline of groundwater work and this role is an integral part of our current and future plans.   You will also have the opportunity to explore new frontiers with us, including, but not limited to, hydrogen, CSG for the domestic market and various renewable energy resources.    

This is a full-time stable role with an innovative and unified team. We offer a long-term rewarding career in hydrogeology, a competitive salary, team bonuses and individual incentives.  

All applications will be managed with strict confidentiality. 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 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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