The Role

We are looking for a Principal/Senior Ecologist with established
consulting experience. The role will suit a highly motivated individual with
effective communication and problem solving skills. The position would
suit individuals with advanced technical abilities and strong
communication skills.

Reporting to the Lead Environmental Scientist, the key responsibilities of
this role include:
• Providing advice on flora and fauna management approvals
• Providing advice on practical biodiversity design solutions
• Collection, compilation, presentation and evaluation/analysis of
ecological data

Qualifications and Requirements
• Working knowledge of relevant NSW and Australian legislation and
guidelines, and of Australian and International standards, in particular
a sound understanding of the requirements of the NSW Biodiversity
Conservation and Environmental Panning and Assessment Acts
• Successfully completed and become accredited under the
Biodiversity Assessor Accreditation Scheme to apply the Biodiversity
Assessment Method (BAM) and to undertake assessments such as
that required for Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports and
Biodiversity Stewardship Site
• Experience and understanding of Roads and Maritime standards and
guidelines will be highly regarded, as would experience with smaller
to mid-scale private developments, as well as having accreditation
to undertake bushfire assessments
• Tertiary qualifications in environmental science or science with a
major in botany, zoology, biogeography and or ecology
• Extensive experience utilising GIS (MapInfo or the like)
• Business development acumen with the ability to maintain existing
client relationships and create opportunities for growth
• Technical competency with recent experience across a range of
sectors and project scales, with working knowledge of consulting
practice and extensive project management skills
• Good organisational and project management skills
• Experience in the efficient preparation, submission and management
of specialist biodiversity assessment reports
• Experience developing proposals and compiling detailed estimates
• Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively and a desire
to provide mentoring and coaching to other staff members
• 5-10 years experience in environmental and biodiversity management
• Ability and willingness to undertake field work as required
• Current driver’s licence, Senior First Aid and WHS green/white card

To find out more about us:
For more information,
call Dr Rod Bennison on 02 4924 5400
Submit your application to