Ecology Consultant

Flexible and NSW
Full Time
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Use your experience to make a positive impact

Niche is a leading consultancy specialising in natural capital and offsetting, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, heritage management, environmental planning, management and approvals, and spatial services.

Our purpose is to empower people to create a sustainable future.

We’re looking for an Ecology Consultant to join our diverse community of talented, innovative technical experts and strategic advisors. Our people are proud to do work that matters, to make an impact working on some of the most consequential, challenging and inspiring projects in their industry.

Find your Niche – a place you can thrive

From the start of our business in 2009, we have trusted our people with the flexibility they need to structure work around their lives and the autonomy to deliver their projects from end to end. On any given day our people will be working from home, in the field, or from one of our offices located across the east coast of Australia.  

We value your expertise and ensure you have the systems, support and tools to do what you do best. Whatever your role with Niche, you can take advantage of:

Time for your wellbeing, personal development, and family

  • Additional paid leave to support your health, wellbeing, development and personal fulfilment
  • Spend time with family or friends, volunteer in your community, or work on a personal project  
  • Competitive parental leave policy to support parents and carers

Recognition for your time and effort

  • Competitive in-field TIL policy, and incentives/allowances to recognise your time in the field  
  • Competitive total rewards package and allowances

Support to master your craft

  • A network of peers, mentors, leaders, senior specialists and experts accessible through our buddy and mentoring programs
  • Flexible career pathways to progress in both technical and people leadership streams
  • Financial assistance and leave to support your continuing professional development.

Check out our Careers page for more information.

About the role

We are seeking a motivated junior to mid-level Ecology Consultant to join our team, ideally someone with 3 - 6 years or more experience in the NRM industry  

The role is responsible for providing input into ecological advice to clients based on field surveys, research and within the context of the legislative framework in NSW. The successful candidate will work with our Ecology team.

What will make us a great match

This role will best suit to a motivated junior to mid-level Ecology Consultant with 3 - 6 years or more experience in the NRM industry.  

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • A relevant Bachelor-level university degree in the field of Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, or another relevant discipline.
  • Practical experience of 3 - 6 years undertaking field-based surveys, data analysis and reporting, (within a consulting capacity viewed favorably).
  • Willingness to travel throughout NSW to perform fieldwork campaigns on a regular or semi-regular basis.  
  • Experience in preparing ecological reports such as impact assessments BDAR’s, FFAs or input into monitoring programs.
  • Knowledge of relevant NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation and planning policies.
  • Vegetation community identification skills within NSW would be an advantage, along with botanical skills or fauna identification skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team of professionals.

About Niche and the team

At Niche, we look to the future and ask how we can empower people to make a positive difference and to solve clients’ problems in a way that balances a need for development with respect for heritage and reliance upon our environment.

Ecology – terrestrial and aquatic

Niche’s ecology team includes experienced terrestrial and aquatic ecologists working across a range of industry sectors. Throughout the lifecycle of a project, we may be involved in providing conceptual strategic advice, assisting with impact assessments, monitoring, mapping, or supporting biodiversity stewardship site planning and management.

This role reports to Radika Michniewicz who currently leads Niche's Ecology Team in both NSW & QLD. Radika is a senior ecologist with over 15 years of experience in providing ecological and project management services in Australia and France. She has managed field studies and large, complex projects for a variety of clients across Australia’s eastern seaboard, with particular experience in large ecological monitoring programs and large-scale biodiversity investigations.

How to apply

If this sounds like a great fit, click the apply button and submit your CV and cover letter addressing the key requirements.  

Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified candidates of all differences to apply. Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing. We also recognise the same recruitment process doesn’t fit all, so if you require any accommodations or adjustments, simply let us know at the time you apply.

Applicants are required to have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this opportunity.