If you care about doing great work that has a meaningful impact (on the environment and the community in which we work and live), while enjoying all the perks of an idyllic coastal location, then this could be your opportunity.

For the better part of a decade, ENV Solutions have been providing end-to-end environmental solutions that benefit the client and the environment. ENV provides specialised engineering and scientific skills to create cost effective, bespoke and innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges in the areas of remediation, occupational hygiene, environmental assessment, contaminated land, environmental monitoring and more. At ENV, you will be given plenty of responsibility and the freedom to think differently. We have a highly collaborative and supportive culture and you will have the opportunity to work with a team of highly experienced and passionate professionals.

We are currently looking for a Laboratory Manager & Occupational Hygiene Consultant to join our Ballina office. This represents an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to develop their professional career in Northern NSW while maintaining a high level of technical expertise. As a senior consultant, you will be responsible for the full life cycle of projects from developing new leads and authoring service proposals to coordinating field programs and managing clients, and supporting junior staff and the OH team as whole. As ENV’s laboratory manager you will oversee the operations of our NATA laboratory and manage our small team of laboratory staff, as well as perform laboratory analysis including asbestos fibre counting. You will be integral in developing our lab capabilities to include NATA accredited asbestos identification analysis (AS 4964) and ensuring that our lab activities are fully compliant with our NATA accreditation.

The Role

  • Completing occupational hygiene risk assessments and conducting a variety of sampling, monitoring, analytical analysis and reporting activities.
  • Producing technical reports detailing investigations, risk assessments and solutions for clients.
  • Performing lab analysis (asbestos fibre counting) at our in-house NATA laboratory and producing reports, to NATA specification.
  • Supervising and reviewing the NATA analysis and reporting of other staff, to NATA specification.
  • Ensuring laboratory practices are undertaken in accordance with accreditation and completing laboratory operation audits with NATA representatives.
  • Working with clients to recognise, evaluate and control occupational health hazards to protect workers and improve their workplace.

This is a full-time role and includes a monthly Rostered Day Off, provision of a mobile phone and laptop, plus access to a vehicle for work use and a generous annual professional development budget.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline e.g. environmental science, engineering, health and safety or occupational hygiene.
  • 5+ years of occupational hygiene industry experience, preferably in a consulting environment.
  • A minimum of 24 months experience in fibre-counting analysis and reporting, to NATA standards.
  • Experience in a NATA accredited lab conducting asbestos identification (AS 4964) analysis.
  • Experience managing a NATA accredited laboratory.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the NATA process including laboratory and reporting requirements.
  • SafeWork NSW Licenced Asbestos Assessor (LAA) accreditation.
  • Eligibility for provisional or full membership with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH).
  • Current state or territory Driver Licence (without restriction).

Why ENV?

  • Strong environmental philosophy with a product you can be proud of.
  • A unique employee assistance program to foster happy people.
  • Sought after coastal office locations with climbing walls, handball, and ping pong (yes, Google aren’t the only ones).
  • Access to extensive learning and professional development to help grow our people.
  • An amazing team of community-minded people from all walks of life.
  • Enjoy social events and team lunches, notably “Burger Friday” – ENV’s shout!


ENV Solutions offers competitive salary packages, depending on your qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please send a covering email and your CV to [email protected]. Please include in your covering email anything we need to know about you (that we won’t find in your CV). All applications will be treated confidentially.

You must have current work rights for Australia and be currently residing in Australia to be eligible for this role.

ENV Solutions is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Disclaimer: this opportunity is open to direct candidates only – we are not accepting candidates referred via recruitment agencies