Principal Restoration Ecologist


Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited


Newcastle, NSW

Salary etc:

Full-time position

Due to continued growth of opportunities for our NSW Ecology team, we are seeking to fill a new role within our business of Principal Restoration Ecologist.

  • National environmental and social consulting service provider
  • Strong and large Ecology team to learn from
  • Opportunity to develop your skills
  • Diverse project opportunities
  • One of Australia’s largest employee-owned environmental consultancies
  • Vibrant team culture
  • Strong organisational values

About the role:

Umwelt is seeking an experienced Principal Restoration Ecologist to join our strong and highly regarded team of skilled and professional Ecologists, based at our Newcastle office.

Our ideal candidate would have an established reputation as a Restoration Ecologist, key contacts within the industry and a strong professional reputation and demonstrated skillset.

This role also needs to enjoy dealing with clients and managing projects, and would have strong ecological survey, reporting and assessment skills.

You would have a drive to grow the business and to create market opportunities with clients, and you will be responsible for growing and developing a restoration ecology team. You will work closely with our NSW Ecology Manager, Principals and National Ecology Leader to deliver quality project outcomes, and to identify market opportunities and develop and implement business growth and improvement strategies.

About you:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Principal Restoration Ecologist with at least 12 years of experience who has:

  • Strong technical ecological and project management skills including experience delivering ecological restoration and management projects in NSW, as well as for Commonwealth EPBC assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and undertaking ecological surveys, with flora survey and assessment experience desirable.
  • A degree/post graduate qualification in environmental science, botany, zoology environmental science (or similar).
  • Substantial restoration ecology experience, such as large-scale bush regeneration and mine/site rehabilitation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the capacity to prepare and review reports to near final quality
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • A high level of motivation and self-direction and ability to develop and implement business growth and improvement strategies, based on our existing client relationships and your networks.
  • BAM accredited or with extensive experience in BAM and/or other biometric data capture and analysis is desirable.
  • Prior experience in bushfire planning and assessment would be considered favourably.

About Umwelt

Umwelt is a leading environmental and social consultancy that is committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. Our large ecology team works across Australia with key sectors including government, resources, renewables, Defence, infrastructure, urban development, and conservation.

What we offer:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work over a wide geographic area across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Opportunity to progress and develop within a supportive team environment.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • An attractive remuneration package.

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