UBM Ecological Consultants, Kurrajong Heights  


UBM is a small ecological consultancy in Sydney.

Due recent staff changes, we are seeking to appoint an experienced ecologist to work from our Kurrajong Heights office, and to carry out field-based surveys in the Sydney Region and Blue Mountains.

The successful applicant will be responsible for work on a wide variety of projects for clients in the private and public sectors.  This work will include project planning, including web-based desktop survey and research; on-ground fauna and/or flora field surveys, data analysis and report writing.  The successful applicant will be a ‘self starter’, with the ability to seek out relevant data and other information required for effective survey and reporting.  Attention to detail is critical.


  • A minimum of one (1) year professional experience in field-based survey techniques and conservation assessment (Sydney Basin knowledge essential);
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Biology or Ecological Science, specialising in either zoology and/or botany;
  • Accreditation in use of the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) or willingness to complete the course;
  • Good working knowledge of the environmental legislation, including recent changes;
  • Good research skills: fluency in using web-based databases and other information sources;
  • Good organisational and writing skills;
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a small team;
  • Experience in the use of GIS (ArcView) would be an advantage;
  • Current Class C drivers’ licence.

Although the advertised position is for a full-time worker, a part time commitment would be considered for the right applicant.  There will a trial period of one (1) month prior to any permanent appointment being made.  A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.  A start early in the new year is anticipated.

Applications must be in written form and must address each of the selection criteria listed above.  Telephone contact prior to application is a requirement.

Closing date 15 February 2019

Enquiries to Judith Rawling Managing Director, UBM Ecological Consultants: email Jrawling@urbanbushland.com.au .  Telephone (02) 4567 7979 / 0414 886 219.