Senior Ecologist


About us

Ecoplanning is an environmental consultancy based in the Illawarra and Sydney regions specialising in the provision of ecological, conservation planning and offset advice to a range of clients.

Since its establishment in 2014, Ecoplanning has become a sought-after advisor to Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies and the mining and development sectors. We are known for the high quality of our work, the calibre of our staff and our value for service. We are a company who appreciates the value of our staff. We understand that it is the quality of the relationships with our clients and within our team that maintains a healthy working environment and the company’s reputation.

About the role

The successful applicant to the role of Senior Ecologist will provide leadership, technical advice and quality services to staff and clients. You will be required to act with integrity, to be self-motivated and represent the company values. You will take a lead role in strategic and innovative projects, and will work with and learn from highly experienced and respected senior staff.

As part of the senior team at Ecoplanning, you will contribute to the development of other staff and help make Ecoplanning a great place to work. We offer flexible working hours, as we understand that life doesn’t always revolve around a 9am-5pm routine.

Essential selection criteria

  • A degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Conservation Biology or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental consulting
  • Experience managing projects, budgets, teams and the expectations of clients and stakeholders
  • The ability to prepare fee proposals and a history of winning projects
  • The ability to design, plan and conduct ecological field surveys, including surveys in remote locations
  • An understanding of State and Commonwealth legislation as it applies to biodiversity impact assessment and offsetting, and capacity to advise clients on their legal position pertaining to these laws
  • A self-motivated and innovative attitude and the ability to prioritise and deliver multiple tasks
  • A willingness to work as part of a team and contribute to the professional development and growth of all staff and a collaborative company culture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail
  • A current driver licence (C Class)
  • Alignment with the company values of respect, integrity, commitment, personal growth and team

Desirable selection criteria

  • An honours or post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • A work history that closely aligns with the products and services offered by Ecoplanning
  • Practical knowledge of the Biodiversity Offsetting at State and Commonwealth level.
  • A Biobanking and/or BAM accreditation
  • Strengths in botanical survey
  • Previous experience in bush regeneration and restoration ecology
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Other relevant certifications such as, first aid, white card, 4WD, Rail Worker, etc

How to apply

Questions about Ecoplanning and the position should be directed to Bruce Mullins (0497 888 225) or email [email protected].

For those who wish to apply for the position, please send a letter responding to the selection criteria, an outline of your claim for the position and a CV to [email protected], with “Application for Senior Ecologist” in the subject line.

For more information on Ecoplanning go to our website.

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