Chemical/Environmental Engineer - Water Remediation Research

Updated: 3 months ago

  • Conduct research in water treatment, remediation and reuse, emission mitigation, dust/particulate control and waste minimisation and re-utilisation
  • Address environmental issues in the mining industry and support the transformation towards a sustainable mining future
  • Deliver world-class research that provides innovative solutions for industry, government and the community

CSIRO is Australia’s National Science Agency and is one of the world’s largest and most successful publicly funded research and development organisations. We deliver world-class science and outcome-focused research that generates economic, environmental, and social benefits for Australia in a global context. We have improved the lives of many around the world through our research and developments including BARLEYmax, WiFi, the Hendra virus vaccine, advances in atmospheric dynamics and predictability, simulations of marine ecosystems dynamics, and the Total Wellbeing Diet. 

CSIRO’s Mineral Resources business unit delivers breakthrough science and innovation to create a more productive, sustainable and globally competitive mining and mineral resources industry for the benefit of Australia and the world. We apply our expert knowledge and specialised research to deliver innovation that solves the challenging, complex problems faced by minerals companies, mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies, government, and other industry stakeholders. Our innovation unlocks the value of Australia's natural resource base and delivers a more productive, lower cost, socially and environmentally responsible global minerals industry.


The Environment and Sustainability team is focused on studying emerging science and developing cutting-edge technologies to address environmental issues in the mining industry and support the industry transformation towards sustainable future. The team’s research activities have strong focus towards current industry needs and are directly aligned towards strategic direction of circular economy and Net Zero Emissions.


As the Environmental/Chemical Engineer, you will conduct diverse research & development activities in water treatment, remediation and reuse, emission mitigation, dust/particulate control and waste minimisation and re-utilisation. You will work on research projects in the areas of water and wastewater treatment and reuse, and environmental remediation; with the aim to develop fit-to-purpose innovative and impactful technologies for effective water management and resource recovery in mining, minerals and other industry sectors to achieve environmental sustainability impacts. You will collaborate with other Scientists, Industry and Government representatives, communities and other research collaborators in the strategically important Water Remediation Research. 



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