Senior Ecologist


Umwelt (Australia) Pty Limited


Canberra preferred (locations in southern NSW also considered)

Salary etc:

Full-time position.

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Ecologist to join our team due to the strong growth & forward pipeline of work for our business. Be a part of a supportive, skilled and growing team! 

  • National environmental and social consulting service provider.
  • Vibrant team culture with diverse project opportunities.
  • Great and unique employee benefits.

About the role:

Umwelt is seeking a Senior Ecologist who is looking to progress their career in ecological consulting, working in NSW and ACT with our Canberra ecology team.

The role is preferably based in Canberra, however we will also consider other relevant regional locations in Southern NSW.

Our ideal candidate would have previous experience as an ecological consultant as a BAM accredited assessor, would enjoy dealing with clients and managing projects, and would have sound ecological survey, reporting and assessment skills.

As a Senior Ecologist, you will work closely with our ACT Ecology Lead, Canberra Office Manager and National Ecology Lead to deliver quality project outcomes.

About you:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Ecologist with approximately 5 + years of experience (or similar setting) who has:

  • Sound technical ecological and project management skills.
  • BAM accredited assessor or with extensive experience in BAM and/or other biometric data capture and analysis or capacity to achieve BAM accreditation within 6 months.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and management of ecological surveys for large scale development or environmental offsetting projects.
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including clients and government agencies, as well as other staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including experience in preparing and reviewing reports. Willingness to take responsibility for delivery of reports to final quality.
  • Terrestrial fauna survey experience, including the capacity to plan surveys and coordinate field teams, is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the collection and interpretation of ecological and spatial data
  • A degree/post graduate qualification in environmental science, botany, zoology environmental science (or similar).
  • A high level of motivation and self-direction.

What we offer:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • #MeDays – an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff one day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE).
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Support, guidance, and mentorship from key senior staff
  • Opportunity to join the company’s Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

About Umwelt

Umwelt is a leading employee-owned environmental and social consultancy that is committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national, and international clients.

Our large ecology team works across Australia with key sectors including government, resources, renewables, Defence, infrastructure, urban development, and conservation. To learn more about what we do go to: www.umwelt.com.au

Our people are our Number 1 asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow.

How to apply:

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Date published:


Closing date:

10-Dec-2021 (or until filled)