Professional / Senior Ecologist / Botanist





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Reqid: 270295BR

AECOM's Natural Resource Practice has an exciting opportunity for a proven Ecologist / Botanist to join our team in Melbourne.

This role offers technical growth through working across a range of environments both in Victoria and interstate. You will contribute as part of an established team as well leading projects of all sizes for a diverse array of clients. You will often be required to provide ecological consultancy and advisory services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to both internal and external clients.

AECOMs Freedom to Grow program offers potential flexibility to the preferred candidate to partially work remotely and/or from home.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Field-based ecology survey work, including vegetation mapping, ecological monitoring, targeted threatened flora and fauna survey and Vegetation Quality Assessments using the DELWP Habitat Hectares method.
  • Leading projects across a wide range of ecological disciplines and clients.
  • Ecological impact assessment and offsetting for a range of projects and scale.
  • Supporting internal clients with delivering the ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects.
  • Working independently, or with other ecologists and professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of ecology surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impact assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies.
  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment projects.

Minimum Requirements

Ideally, you will have:

  • An understanding of the principles of Habitat Hectare assessments (VQA accreditation preferable but is not a prerequisite).
  • Excellent field skills and experience conducting vegetation surveys in a broad range of environments, particularly within Victoria.
  • Proven experience of habitat, and protected species surveys.
  • Experience with GIS desktop and data collection packages such as ESRI ArcGIS.
  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically.
  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable).
  • Victorian driving licence and capacity to work outdoors on short and extended field programs.
  • Working knowledge of Commonwealth and Victorian environmental legislation relating to the environment and an understanding of the relevant planning systems (e.g. EPBC Act, FFG Act, Planning and Environment Act).
  • Ability to assist on interstate fieldwork (if necessary).
  • Undergraduate degree classification in environmental science, natural resource management or similar.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree classification in environmental science, natural resource management or similar.

Benefits at AECOM

AECOM is a place where you can maximize your innovative thinking and collaborate with a diverse range of highly intelligent and talented people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, transformational, and iconic projects.

We're an Equal Opportunity Employer and we've committed to creating a culture that embraces flexibility for all team members. We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

  • Flexible start and finish times, working from home, part-time and job share options.
  • Working from Home Tool Kits + Mobile Phone.
  • State of the art, modern offices.
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave.
  • Purchased additional annual leave + salary packaging.
  • Corporate Employee discounts from up to 400 retailers.
  • Wellbeing benefits e.g. vaccinations, health insurance discounts.
  • Employee stock purchase plans.
  • Professional memberships.
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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