Senior Terrestrial Ecologist




St Leonards



The role

Cardno’s Water & Environment team provides strategic and practical solutions to clients with environmental management challenges. We are currently seeking a Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) accredited Experienced or Senior Ecologist to join our Sydney based team. You will benefit from being part of a national ecology and environmental services team that has industry experts across Marine, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology and a range of exciting projects within Victoria and across the Asia Pacific Region.

Our St Leonards Office is centrally located close to public transport and cafes. We have also embraced ‘Work Your Way’, which enables flexible working tailored to your individual circumstance through an environment of empowerment and trust. 

Your responsibilities will include -

  • Providing advice to a variety of infrastructure and natural resource management projects for private and public sector clients
  • Leading and coordinating environmental surveys and impact assessments of terrestrial ecosystems, specifically flora and fauna, biodiversity and habitat
  • Delivering environmental analysis, research and field surveys
  • Provision of specific technical input into studies and major projects as appropriate
  • Preparation of technical written reports to support project outcomes
  • Maintaining key relationships with internal and external clients while actively pursuing new business opportunities
  • Acting as a professional mentor to junior staff and assisting with their professional development

About you

Ideally you will possess -

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science and/or Ecology
  • Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) accreditation
  • Demonstrated identification skills in New South Wales flora, fauna and ecological communities
  • At least five years post graduate experience ideally within a consulting, construction, or regulatory environment
  • Demonstrated data collection experience, including use of field collection software and mapping tools
  • Solid understanding of Commonwealth, state and local government environmental regulations and their application as well as relevant industry standards, practices and approvals processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with internal/external clients as well as develop skills in junior staff
  • Driver’s license essential, 4wd experience preferable
  • Strong commercial acumen to financially manage projects and seek out new business development opportunities
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally

 Physical Requirements

  • Position includes both office and fieldwork and the applicant must be physically able to stand and work in the field including in remote areas for extended periods of time.

Why join Cardno?

Cardno has a focus on you. You will be trusted and empowered in a role that can be tailored in a flexible way. We are a performance based organisation where you will be recognised and rewarded for your contribution.

Your professional development is as valuable to us as it is to you and it will be a priority. Cardno provides visible career paths in technical eminence, client & key account management, project management and people leadership. We offer meaningful opportunities to make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining Cardno, you can bring your true self to work every day. We are committed to inclusion and celebrating our diverse workforce, their individual talents and the innovation they bring to work. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

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