BMT • AUS - Perth

Senior Marine Consultant

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Work for a global high-end design house and technical consulting firm solving complex real-world problems.

We Design. We Guide. We Protect. We Sustain. We Train. We Transform

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Welcome to BMT!

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy with a reputation for excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, greener, and more efficient. We provide our customers with the capability, capacity, and confidence to enable them to make the right decisions at the right time by drawing upon the expertise of over 1,300 professionals located in UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia Pacific, and the Americas.

Delivering independent, complex design and consultancy capabilities for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on being equipped to support our customers to tackle the most complex design and systems issues, and challenges, which enables the industry to deliver safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future. We draw upon a wide range of experience and expertise to provide high-quality, high value products and services across the maritime sector. The group's assets are held in beneficial ownership for employees .

Your next exciting job opportunity –

To continue our growth, an exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Marine Consultant to join our team in Australia. If you're passionate about environmental sustainability, possess exceptional leadership skills, and thrive in a collaborative environment, this is the perfect opportunity for you. The Senior Marine Consultant will act as Project Manager and/or technical expert and work with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality environmental projects, with a focus on environmental impact assessments and regulatory approvals. They will contribute to business development and promotion activities.

The Senior Marine Consultant will:

  • Have expertise in their field with strong technical capability in environmental investigations, impact assessment, feasibility and planning studies and regulatory approvals.
  • Provide strategic and statutory environmental advice to clients in a variety of sectors, with a focus on coastal and marine projects.
  • Build upon existing and develop new client relationships to further the WA and Singapore environment business.

In this role you will be able to -

  • Perform high quality and professional technical work involving considerable independence in approach, and individual judgement and strong initiative.
  • Manage and monitor technical activities of technically complex projects (high technical impact or risk), which may involve multiple organisations and/or disciplines.
  • Project manage a range of projects to scope and within time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Participate in strategic planning; including directing/participating in major proposal preparation and presentations; able to prepare, review and submit proposals / tenders.
  • Perform peer review of various projects, supervise and review the work of other consultants.
  • Serve as a technical specialist in the application of advanced concepts, principles and methods in an assigned area.
  • Provide technical advice to management and business delivery teams, and direct or advise on use of equipment or material.
  • Share knowledge and act as mentor within their area of expertise or across the business.
  • Adhere to, and actively promote, quality, safety and environmental procedures/standards.
  • Liaise with clients, potential and current, for the purposes of work generation, service delivery, networking, and business development.
  • Contribute to thought leadership activities through your work.
  • Discuss and present complex technical problems at technical conferences, author papers and social media posts.
  • Select/identify new areas of investigation in order to further BMT’s mission.
  • Undertake specific technical tasks including but not limited to:
    • Environmental policies and strategic advice.
    • Scoping and identification of stakeholders and issues.
    • Application and detailed understanding of marine and environmental quality guidelines and technical guidance.
    • Regulatory approvals.
    • Environmental impact assessments.
    • Environmental management plans.
    • Environmental risk assessments.
    • Environmental planning and auditing.

Relevant Education, Experience, and Skills -


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine/Environmental Science, or other relevant area of study.
  • More than 5 years experience post-graduation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical background.
  • Knowledge of relevant State and Federal Legislation.
  • Existing client network in environmental policy, assessment and approvals.
  • The ability to coach and mentor graduates.
  • Right to work in Australia with no restrictions.


  • Post graduate degree (Honours, Masters, PhD) in relevant field.
  • Experience working within the scientific, engineering or resources sector.
  • Post-graduate qualifications in environmental management or other relevant area of study.
  • Demonstrated business development skills.
  • Experience working in the field.
  • Current Australian driver’s licence with a clean driving record.

Our Benefits -

Our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive. We value your contribution by offering the following benefits –

  • BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! We’re officially ‘flexified’ with Flexa.
  • Competitive salary offering
  • A performance-related bonus scheme based on personal, and company performance.
  • Access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), comprising confidential health, legal and financial advice on a 24/7 basis.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to support you in achieving your business and personal objectives and releasing your full potential.
  • We are passionate about driving culture to embed sustainability into the core of our business.
  • We are a workplace that values diversity and individual talents.

Where possible, our benefits are globally harmonised to ensure equality and consistency across our collaborative teams; we also tailor benefits to ensure they remain competitive with the local geographies in which we operate.

Our Values –

We believe that an organisation can only be number one in its market if everyone in it works together as one. How we behave is just as important as what we do and BMT has a strong set of values that are embedded into the foundation for all our activities. Trust I Innovation I Passion I Respect I Collaboration

Notice to Recruitment Agency & Related Services -

Please note BMT receive job applications exclusively via our ATS system only. BMT do not warrant or agree to any unsolicited CVs submitted via any contact method including physical hard copies left with any employee at BMT or within our operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email, and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023

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