Junior Ecologist - Ecology Service Line




Newcastle, NSW


Junior Ecologist - Ecology Service Line

Are you a junior Ecologist with a passion for botany/land rehabilitation ready to take your career to the next level? Do you want to be part of a well-resourced and experienced ecology team that values its people and their careers?

If you have the drive and desire to work for a growing global organisation focused on connecting the best people to the best work, then we want to hear from you!

The Company

Kleinfelder Australia is an environmental consulting firm providing professional and technical services for ecology, environmental planning and approvals, heritage, land rehabilitation, bushfire, contaminated land management and geotechnical engineering.

Kleinfelder Australia, as part of the global Kleinfelder Group, an environmental, engineering and science-based consulting firm, can utilise the experience of over 2,500 employees globally. With almost 100 staff operating across Australia, we deliver our projects with local and international experience.

As our success and growth continues across Australia, an opportunity has arisen for a junior ecologist to join our growing team in Newcastle. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a portfolio of large and complex ecology and restoration projects for a growing client base including federal/state/local government, mining, land development, renewable energy and operators of large industrial facilities.

The Role

Reporting to the Ecology Team Leader, you will participate in a variety of ecological survey and restoration projects, working within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers and business development professionals. 

The following key responsibilities are expected from the candidate fulfilling this role:

  • Plan and conduct flora and fauna surveys in accordance with applicable regulatory standards and guidelines, including capture of digital data and field samples, to a high degree of competency.
  • Undertake fieldwork work competently and safely by complying with relevant H&S requirements, including internal Kleinfelder and external client procedures.
  • Assist in the design, implementation and project management of habitat and vegetation community restoration in conjunction with Kleinfelder’s Land Management team and sub-contractors.
  • Preparation of monitoring reports and impact assessments to a proficient standard and assist Senior Ecologists in the preparation of more complex deliverables.
  • Assist Project Managers in the tracking of project budgets and schedules.
  • Participate in training and development opportunities with senior staff to broaden your skills and technical ability.
  • Represent Kleinfelder at an industry level by participating in external forums and membership of professional institutions.

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in the delivery of a variety of ecology projects, with a strong emphasis on vegetation assessment and rehabilitation monitoring across a range of market sectors for both public and private clients. Applicants should possess an in-depth knowledge and practical application of National and State Regulations and Guidance. Awareness and practical application of the NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme (BOS) and the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM 2020) through fieldwork and reporting is preferred.

Desired Attributes/Credentials

  • A relevant degree in environmental science (ecology) natural resource management or a related discipline. A higher degree will be considered favourably. However, suitably experienced applicants who are working towards a relevant degree will also be considered.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry.
  • Experience undertaking BAM vegetation integrity plots including the ability to use identifications keys and knowledge of local flora species.
  • Industry recognition through certification, accreditation and/or active participation in related industry associations.
  • A preparedness to undertake physical work when required to assist in the implementation and completion of projects.

A flexible working role with an attractive salary package awaits the successful candidate.

You must be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical (including drug screen testing). Offers of employment are conditional on being medically and physically fit for the job.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital, or disability status.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Note: You will only be contacted if your application is short listed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Applications that do not address the key criteria will not be considered. 

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