Principal Ecologist




Melbourne, Victoria



  • Advance your career in this leadership role and provide technical ecological advice across a broad range of exciting projects 
  • Vibrant and engaging team with a growing presence in the Victorian market
  • Flexible work options; Permanent role based in Melbourne 

What are we looking for?

Off the back of some major projects wins and a growing pipeline of work we have a new opportunity for a Principal Ecologist to join our environmental division in Melbourne.

Your role will include:

  • Providing technical ecological expertise  on a range of complex projects;
  • Supporting the Victorian Environment Team Leader and National Ecology Lead  in maintaining a sustainable pipeline of work for a growing team (through business development) and building awareness of the Arcadis brand for this service line;
  • Providing technical oversight and quality assurance on a range of Ecology deliverables;
  • Providing technical Victorian ecology advisory to the wider environment team and interstate ecology team; and
  • Proactively managing selected projects or components of projects, taking responsibility for resource allocation, managing subcontractors, quality assurance and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications. 

Who are we looking for?

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, botany, ecology, biology or related discipline;
  • Extensive relevant post-graduate experience, including supervising aspects of projects, applying standards and managing resources;
  • Experience in leading a team of ecologists, preferably as a part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Strong capability in biodiversity field assessment, with skills in plant identification and vegetation assessment desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience in ecological impact assessment;
  • Strong client focus and the ability to manage all commercial aspects (contracting, invoicing, debt management, client management etc.); and
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining effective relationships with clients and the ability to work collaboratively with other members of the team.

Who are we?
For over 75 years Arcadis Australia Pacific has been a leader in built and natural asset design and management and we strive to create smart, sustainable solutions for our valued clients. To achieve this, we collaborate with the 28,000 Arcadians in over 350 offices around the globe on world-changing projects.
How are we different from others?
It is through our talented and passionate people and the unique combination of global knowledge and local expertise which enables us in shaping Australia’s future. We are proud to work on iconic projects that improve quality of life not just in Australia but around the world. Our culture puts people first. Where everyone has the opportunity to own their career and transform their world.
Why work for us?
You’ll get to enjoy great employee benefits program that is competitive, flexible, and responsive to the changing needs of todays’ employees while gaining culture and career advancement.
As an equal opportunity employer, we value and promote diversity at Arcadis and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • 2020 WGEA Equal Opportunity Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
  • 2020 Flex Able certified employer
  • 2018 Great Place to Work certified employer

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