Mid-level / Senior Bushfire Consultant


Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd


Geelong or Melbourne, Victoria

Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd is an established consultancy with highly experienced ecological, bushfire and heritage teams. The company specialises in a diverse array of projects throughout Australia for a range of Government agencies and corporate clients. We currently have offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney.

Working closely with the Company Directors and the Senior Leadership Group, we are seeking to appoint a skilled individual who has the experience and expertise to autonomously work on and manage a range of exciting and challenging projects. This position can be based in either our Melbourne OR Geelong offices, primarily as part of our Victorian operations.

This role requires you to have experience in the environmental industry, particularly with experience in a bushfire consulting role. Our specialist teams are currently working on many projects across a variety of industries, including Government, property, renewable energy, linear infrastructure (road, rail and pipelines), water and mining and extractive industries.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an environmental (preferably bushfire) field (e.g. Bushfire, Bushfire Planning, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science).
  • Understanding of relevant bushfire legislation and policies (e.g. relevant clauses of the Victoria Planning Provisions, AS 3059-2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas).
  • Experience in a bushfire consulting role – ideally minimum of three years and ideally FPAA BPAD Accredited.
  • Experience in managing projects with the ability to manage a multi-task workload and be able to meet deadlines with minimum resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to liaise with clients and prepare proposals.
  • Computer skills with proficiency in the MS Office suite.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and to maintain and build a professional profile in the industry.
  • You should be prepared to work flexible hours, including when conducting field surveys, and be willing to travel to field locations throughout Australia.
  • Current Victorian Manual Driver’s License and capacity to work outdoors essential.

You will also have excellent time management capability and communication skills.  You will be willing to share your knowledge and learn from others, enjoy being part of our dynamic team, and be passionate about making a positive contribution towards bushfire consulting in Australia.

The position provides a flexible work environment with on-going support from the Company Directors, the Senior Leadership Team, support staff and external consultants.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, based on qualifications, skills and experience.

What We Offer You

Company benefits include:

  • A positive and supportive office culture which values people as their greatest asset.
  • Passionate and technically experienced staff.
  • A flexible work environment.
  • A competitive remuneration package based on experience.
  • Added benefits including:
    • Discretionary Gifted leave (between Boxing Day and the New Year’s Eve).
    • Discretionary Birthday leave (if it falls on a work day).
    • Allowances for overnight stays when undertaking fieldwork.
    • Social club and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Discretionary bonus for high achievers.
  • Professional development opportunities around career and networking.

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