Principal Ecologist

Niche Environment and Heritage
Full Time
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The opportunity!
We are seeking a full-time Associate to Principal level terrestrial ecologist to join and help grow our QLD ecological team’s capacity and skills. With our flexible working model, you can work from either of our Brisbane or Cairns physical offices, work from home, attend client offices, and undertake field work.

We have a variety of projects available in various industries including resources, construction, renewables, and development projects for government and commercial clients.

The key attributes of this role include leading and project managing to make sure our teams deliver quality work on time and within budget, mentoring and growing the QLD Ecology team, and developing client relationships and working with others to bring in new business for the company.

This role is suited to experienced ecologists with the skills, experience, and ambition to lead other technical specialists, helping us grow our business.

About you
We are seeking someone ideally with 10 or more years of technical experience, with a strong background in flora and/or fauna identification in the QLD environment. Experience includes undertaking and leading field-based surveys, preparing impact assessment, monitoring and/or ecological monitoring reports in a consulting environment. The ability and willingness to travel to remote work locations, as required, would also be highly regarded.

A detailed and working knowledge of local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to the environment in QLD is a critical part of the role. You will have experience and/or demonstrable understanding of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Vegetation Management Act 1999, Nature Conservation Act 1992, and the Commonwealth’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and relevant statutory guidelines.

You will work independently, within a team of technical ecological professionals, and even as the leader of large interdisciplinary teams to delivery projects. Good interpersonal skills, a desire to achieve excellent customer service goals, and strong communication abilities to work productively with technical and non-technical people are desirable

Tertiary qualifications, a degree/undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification, in ecology, biology, environmental science, environmental management or another relevant qualification in a directly related field.

Great conditions and salary on offer:

  • Management support is available to ensure you can grow in your role with us.
  • An attractive salary and allowances will be offered in line with your level of experience.
  • Flexible working options.
  • Professional learning and development.
  • Anniversary awards scheme.
  • Generous employee referral program.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Mentoring program.
  • Paid parental leave policy.
  • Community engagement activities.

About us
Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specializing in ecology and biodiversity, heritage management, environmental management and approvals and environmental offsetting with a focus on the east coast of Australia. Established in 2009 and operating in NSW and QLD regions since 2012, Niche has successfully delivered more than 2800 projects to clients across Australia. Our 100+ strong team includes a diverse range of professionals including terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, Aboriginal and historical heritage professionals, environmental scientists and approvals specialists, and spatial services and GIS experts.

Niche is a vibrant growing business that prides itself on caring for and supporting its staff. We aim to be influential, pragmatic and innovative. With a hybrid work model developed and nurtured prior to Covid-19, we offer flexible work arrangements, an excellent safety culture and trust our staff to make the right decisions to deliver projects from end to end.  Our diverse and cross-discipline capacity provides the opportunity to work on a multitude of interesting projects across eastern Australia.  

How to Apply
If you are interested in this fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirements via the apply button by close of business 26 August 2022. Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing.

All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence. Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where diversity is embraced, and we encourage qualified candidates of all differences to apply. You must have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this role.

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