Team Leader - Ecology




North Sydney, NSW



  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of major projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment across the business

About SMEC

SMEC provides unique opportunities to work on iconic industry projects with experienced colleagues and leadership teams. We support and empower employees to drive innovation initiatives within a well-established and growing organisation.

Every employee plays a key role in shaping our business and is driven by teamwork, progressive thinking and creative ideas. We are committed to providing platforms to enable our people to engage in the business, deliver value to clients and develop their careers.

When you join SMEC, you join a flexible growing organisation that has a genuine commitment to CSR, diversity and improving the world we live in.


At SMEC, we understand that our continued success within the infrastructure market is the result of building long-term client relationships. We listen and understand the specific needs of our clients and deliver a complete value chain of services to provide sustainable solutions across major infrastructure projects worldwide.

We embrace emerging technologies and innovations, including BIM and Virtual Reality, to deliver robust engineering services across the fields of transport and logistics, water and environment and energy and resources.

Our journey of growth is only beginning, and we look forward to strengthening our already established capabilities, entering new markets and offering more effective solutions across infrastructure developments worldwide.

The Role

A rare opportunity for an experienced Senior or Principal Ecologist with a strong background working on major projects to take on a key leadership role based in Sydney. You will be leading a team of high performing ecologists with a focus on mentorship and development.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and key stakeholders.
  • Identifying new project opportunities.
  • Preparation of technical documentation including proposals and reports.
  • Managing and leading a team of technical staff.
  • Managing and delivering projects on schedule, within budget and to the required quality standards.

Suitable applicants will have/be:

  • Degree qualified in Science or related.
  • 10 + years’ experience in ecology
  • 5 -10+ years consulting experience
  • Industry exposure across one or more of the following sectors: transport, infrastructure, renewables mining.
  • Current Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) Accredited Assessor
  • Strong understanding of Commonwealth and state legislation
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills
  • Effective stakeholder management skills both internally and externally.

When you join SMEC, you will have the opportunity to embrace your creativity and drive change across the business.

Working with clients and partners, you will be part of an organisation that helps to shape our communities, industries and the global landscape.

Our recent growth has provided new and exciting opportunities for our people, our employees enjoy a consistent flow of significant projects, end-to-end responsibilities and are motivated by meaningful work.

Wrap up

As an inclusive and growing organisation, SMEC is committed to building a global community of talented professionals and thought leaders

We recognise the value and importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace and look for people with different backgrounds, skills and expertise to drive innovation and shared learning across our growing global network.

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