Mid/Senior Ecological Consultant


Lodge Environmental


Lodge Environmental HQ, Fairy Meadow, Wollongong, NSW

Salary etc:

$80,000 - $95,000



Lodge Environmental snapshot:

We are an established and rapidly growing ecological consultancy. We pride ourselves on our enjoyable work atmosphere that fosters the growth of our staff, encourages intuitive, solution driven decision making and applies a fresh approach to the consulting industry. We are different to the big corporation style environmental consultancies. We are selective on our projects which we take on, choosing to work for the more interesting, ethical, and enjoyable jobs.

Our day-to-day work at Lodge Environmental is not just consulting, it is about respecting the environment in which we live in. Not only do we base our career on the existence of it, but so much of our enjoyment as well. We aim to keep the balance between the pressures of human activities, and the needs of all the native plants and animals within our country. We do this by introducing creativity and flexibility into our projects to make sure we can confidently find the most environmentally sensitive approach to project designs.

What you will do:

As an Ecological Consultant at Lodge Environmental, you will be working with an enthusiastic team of environmental consultants, ecologists, and planners to coordinate and deliver on field survey and reporting across our range of interesting projects within the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, and Shoalhaven. You will be passionate about the environment and our community’s interaction within it. You will be working collaboratively with a tightknit team to implement environmental creativity into job designs. We strive to introduce flexibility on our projects to achieve a result which is harmonious with both the local biodiversity and environmental legislation. We value creativity and making smart changes to achieve big outcomes for our planet.

Working at Lodge Environmental, you will be a self-motivated and solution driven ecologist ready to use your position to improve the balance between human growth and biodiversity conservation. We are in business to do this better than has historically happened within the industry. Lodge Environmental is not bound by conventional consulting norms. We welcome dialogue between ecologists and clients to inspire conservation and instil a sense of environmental stewardship. It is within this that we lead our clients towards a better outcome on all accounts.

Key tasks

Complete vegetation surveys:

  • Vegetation integrity plots
  • Classify and map vegetation communities using the NSW BioNet Vegetation Classification
  • Continue to develop your flora identification skills
  • Targeted flora survey

Survey for fauna:

  • Targeted fauna survey (camera traps, anabats, observations)
  • Experience with animal handling
  • General fauna survey

Navigate environmental legislation:

  • BC Act, EPBC Act, WM Act, EP&A Act, BOS, BAM, BOOM.. etc

Prepare reports including:

  • Ecological Constraints and Opportunities Assessments
  • Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessments Reports
  • Flora and Fauna Assessments
  • Vegetation Management Plans
  • Fauna Management Plans
  • Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports

You will also contribute towards the positive work environment both in and outside of the office, manage projects, budgets, and project staffing. You will communicate effectively across both written and verbal discourse.

We have positions for mid and senior ecological consultants. The successful applicants will work from the Wollongong HQ located in Fairy Meadow. Flexible work hours are available. An opportunity to take on a management role is also available should the right candidate apply. Remuneration will be tailored accordingly.

 What you get in return:

  • Highly competitive salary negotiable for the right candidate and dependant on level of experience.
  • Ability to pursue interest areas that align with the company’s direction.
  • High level of flexibility with the ability to work from home, remotely and with flexible hours.
  • More than the industry award pay rate.
  • Yearly training budget for all staff. To date this has included: Accredited Biodiversity Assessor training, GIS Masterclasses, Titley Scientfic Bat Call Identification Certification, UTS Short Course on Fauna Survey, Planning Courses and conference attendance. We are committed to ongoing professional development.
  • To be part of a rapidly growing, exciting and fun company.
  • You will be part of a company which gives back to the environment. Lodge Environmental is signed up to 1% For The Planet and donate 1% of sales to local environmental causes.  

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