Principal Ecologist


Wild Environmental Consultants


Townsville, Queensland

About the Company

Started in 2016, Wild Environmental is quickly becoming the leading and fastest-growing environmental consultant in Townsville. The company is committed to delivering a highly valuable experience for clients working on the most exciting projects in regional Queensland.

Wild Environmental provides a diverse range of professional environmental services to the mining, aquaculture, construction, transport, agriculture, and tourism sectors.

In recent years, Wild Environmental has built a diverse and experienced team of ecologists and fauna spotter catchers and now wishes to appoint a Principal Ecologist to drive the ecology discipline forward.

Overview of role

The role of Principal Ecologist with Wild Environmental is a newly created role to support Wild’s growing ecology team. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Principal Ecologist will have responsibility for shaping the ecology team through leadership and developing business through relationships.

The Principal Ecologist role has strong technical roots as well as having a strong business impact. You will join an ambitious team of high performing professionals working on an exciting range of projects within the environmental planning, environmental science, and ecology fields in regional Queensland. You will write reports, prepare quotes, conduct fieldwork, and be technically proficient in your area of expertise.

The role will operate with a high degree of autonomy and in many cases, act as the main contact person between the firm and the firm’s clients. 

In addition to your client and business leadership roles, the Principal Ecologist role will undertake work with a high level of complexity as a skilled and experienced practitioner. 

This role would suit an experienced professional looking to take the next step in their career. 

About you

You are an experienced ecology professional with a demonstrated record of conducting ecological investigations. Beyond that, you are an expert in how your work applies within the legislative framework of approvals.

Your scientific and environmental impact assessment report writing is proven and advanced, demonstrating your many years of experience in preparing reports and written advice.

In particular, you are highly experienced in one or more of the following ecological disciplines:

  • flora and fauna surveys;
  • targeted threatened species surveys;
  • fauna handling, trapping, and identification;
  • surveying and mapping of vegetation, regional ecosystems, threatened ecological communities and habitat condition assessments using the BioCondition framework or similar;
  • protected plant surveys.

This role would suit you if you are ambitious, people focused, and keen to take your career to the next level. Wild Environmental is a fast-growing company and looking for someone who is intrinsically motivated by being a key part of that and the challenge involved.

You never lose sight of the overall objective to make things better. You are likely never satisfied, coupled with unfettered confidence which allows you to get it done. You are action-oriented and work hard to achieve outcomes against the odds. You genuinely enjoy the interactions you have with your team and the clients and look forward to getting involved with complex and challenging projects.

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