Job opportunities in Australia

If you’re thinking about emigrating to Australia for work, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is whether your desired occupation is in demand.

The Department of Employment carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market. Currently there is demand for a wide range of professions including accountants, agriculture and horticulture occupations, automotive trades, building professions, architecture and building technicians, childcare occupations, engineering professions, food trades and teachers.

The following website outlines the skill shortages in Australia and permanent and temporary skilled migration programs: Skilled Occupation Lists.

We’ve listed a few current positions in some of Australia’s main cities that fit the criteria. You can click on the job title links for more information.


Job Title: Civil Project Manager

Job Sector: Engineering – Project Management Job Location: Sydney, NSW Job Type: Full time Salary: Not Specified Recruitment Company:

We are searching for a Civil Engineer with Project Management experience. The successful candidate will join our client’s dynamic team of experienced Engineers and Designers on a series of ongoing projects.


  • 5+ years local experience
  • 8-10 years engineering experience
  • Tertiary qualifications
  • Project and Client Management skills, preferably with a Residential background
  • BDM skills highly desirable


Job Title: Group Finance Manager – Multi-national – ASX Listed

Job Sector: Accounting – Financial management & controllers

Job Location: Melbourne, Victoria Job Type: Full time Salary: Up to AUD$150k package Recruitment Company:

Our client is an ASX listed, multi-national services business. As a result of international business growth, a newly created Group Finance Manager role has been created to reflect the increased scale of international operations.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will manage a broad range of technical financial reporting, tax and audit obligations of a number of the Group’s international entities. This multi-dimensional role covers financial statement preparation, tax reporting, foreign currency, and management of external and internal audits and requires an understanding of issues surrounding joint venture accounting, transfer pricing and thin capitalization.

CA qualified, you will have a strong technical background, ideally developed within a business services environment and have approximately 3-5 years in industry, preferably with a multi-national ASX listed company. You will have had exposure to issues affecting international entities around foreign currency, transfer pricing and thin capitalisation.


Job Title: Environmental Engineer/Scientist

Job Sector: Engineering – Environmental Engineering

Job Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs, Western Australia Job Type: Full time Salary: Not specified Recruitment Company:

Cardno is an ASX-200 professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world.

Cardno’s Perth based Infrastructure Property and Traffic Team currently has a new opportunity for an Environmental Engineer/Scientist with experience in stormwater management, flooding and water sensitive urban design to join the environment and water group. You will join a team of specialists who work within the land development, local government and regional infrastructure sectors to deliver commercially viable and practical water management strategies, flood studies and water approvals.

Our ideal candidate would have; experience working in a variety of sectors including agriculture, resources and land development, enthusiastic about working with clients to get the best water solution for both the environment and the development and open to working across the group in a range of environmental roles including water quality, foreshore management, water balance and near surface groundwater.