Senior Ecologist – Canberra

About the role:
With the continued success of our Canberra office we are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Ecologist to join our talented team.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across the ACT and surrounding NSW regions, and assist in delivering innovative environmental management and conservation planning solutions to our clients.

The role will involve flora and fauna assessments, proposal and report preparation, client liaison, and project and budget management. We work on a variety of interesting and engaging projects across a range of sectors including Government, renewable energy, mining, urban development and infrastructure. Importantly, we seek to get the best outcomes for the environment and the project and work on many opportunities not available to most consultancies.

We will provide you with opportunities to further develop your ecological expertise and broaden your project management experience while being supported by a team of approachable experts.

About you:
This role will allow you to combine your passion for environmental management, field ecology skills, legislative knowledge, and well-developed writing and project management skills to create high quality work and great outcomes for our clients and the environment.

To be successful, you will have:
• Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science/Ecology or related discipline
• Between five to ten years’ ecological consulting experience (preferably in ACT or NSW)
• BAM assessor accreditation
• Working knowledge of ACT, NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation
• Strong ACT and NSW fauna and/or flora species knowledge and identification skills
• Experience in planning, coordinating and undertaking ecological fieldwork
• Well-developed analytical, written, and verbal communication skills
• Experience in preparing a range of high-quality consulting reports, including for environmental assessments (planning approvals), monitoring, and management
• Strong project, budget, and client management skills
• Current driver’s licence.

It is also desirable that candidates have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and GIS software.

We will offer you:
A competitive remuneration package in addition to a range of other benefits including study assistance, professional development, opportunity to purchase additional leave or salary sacrifice into super, birthday leave and health and wellbeing initiatives.

If you are an Australian resident, are seeking a friendly and professional organisation where workplace culture is highly valued, and where you can grow and further develop, please forward your application (including a cover letter addressing the above criteria) to Donna Barlow, HR Coordinator, via email before close of business 24 February 2021.

For further information about the position, please contact Matthew Dowle, Canberra Office Manager, on 02 6103 2317.