MRA Consulting Group: Branch Manager, Perth

MRA Consulting Group (MRA) is recognised nationally as Australia’s leading boutique waste management consulting firm – specialising in all aspects of business and policy reform. MRA was named Australia’s ‘Best Small Consultancy’ by Inside Waste readers in 2013, 2014 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the recognition was extended to the following categories:

  • Best overall consultant;
  • Best in strategy and policy, planning and grants;
  • Best in tender development and evaluation;
  • Best in reporting and compliance;
  • Best in community consultation; and
  • Best in education and training. 

The position:

To reinforce our presence in Western Australia, we are looking to continue the role of Western Australia Branch Manager. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably in waste or with an economics, planning or engineering background.

What you can expect:

MRA’s success has been built on the skills and experience of a multidisciplinary team of professionals, which includes engineers, scientists, economists, planners, lawyers, social scientists and educators. The team shares a common focus, delivering quality project outcomes for our clients. This focus has meant that MRA maintains a position at the forefront of Australian waste and recycling management practices, working on the largest and most innovative projects. You will join a dynamic team, working closely with our Managing Director and Senior staff, having the opportunity to work on projects for the private and the government sectors.

Key capacities and skills:

  • Bachelors or masters in engineering, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Sciences) Master of Science or Relevant degree in environmental science/management, engineering or planning
  • Skills and knowledge in sustainability and/or waste management
  • Well-developed experience in one or more areas of waste management
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and delivery
  • Liaising with potential clients to scope out work
  • Exceptional business development skills within defined target market sectors
  • Data analysis and modelling experience, incl. exceptionally strong excel skills
  • Leading and delivery of projects, including project and budget management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong experience demonstrating team work
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to work in an innovative manner


  • Lead project activities including:
    • Research (e.g. Into legislation, technology types)
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
    • Finalising reports
  • Manage projects under the direction of company director or a principal consultant
  • Assist other consultants to compile bids and proposals for future work
  • Participate in project activities including but not limited to:
    • Develop proposals
    • Implement project activities
    • Undertake business development tasks

Method of working:

  • You will be required to undertake this work through:
    • Liaison with stakeholders either over the phone or face to face or via email
    • Summarising qualitative research in text documents
    • Collating quantitative research in excel documents
    • Active participation in project activities
    • Attending meetings 

About you:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in consultancy or area of strength
  • Use your project work as an opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the waste industry (through background reading, reading current publications, attending relevant seminars etc. where advised)
  • Attend fortnightly team meetings via teleconference
  • Ensure you have the information you require to undertake any work given to you and to inform the project manager or business director where you are unsure
  • To show a positive attitude to taking on work, subject to your availability (and university commitments if relevant)
  • To show a positive attitude to taking on work
  • Self-starter and enthusiastic to learn

Salary negotiable plus generous MRA bonuses.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is a self-starter and who wants to make a real difference improving resource efficiency and waste management systems.

For further information and confidential discussion email Doris McDonald-Seaton on call our office on 02 8541 6169.

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