Senior Ecologist





About the Opportunity

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. Experience in assessments of renewables projects, including experience in bird and bat utilisation surveys would be highly desirable. 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.

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!

About Umwelt

With almost three decades of experience and eight locations nationwide, we are a team of vibrant professionals with experience across a range of sectors including renewables, infrastructure, defence, regulation and policy, resources, and the urban development sector We provide fully integrated environmental and social assessment and management services including concept and feasibility, technical assessment, consultation, approvals, delivery, operation, and decommissioning.

At Umwelt, workplace culture is paramount. Our people are our most important asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow with a collaborative and supportive environment and engaging project opportunities. Continue to expand your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed as part of a consultancy that puts its people first.

About you

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Ecologist with approximately 5+ years of experience 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 biodiversity 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.
  • Experience in bird and bat utilisation survey and blade strike and barotrauma impact assessment, 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

Our people are our number one asset, and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow. As part of our team, you will be offered:

  • A role working alongside highly experienced professionals that can support you to grow and develop professionally.
  • Opportunities to work nationally across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Additional #MeDays - an Umwelt wellbeing initiative that offers staff an additional day of paid leave per month (12 days per year for FTE) to support mental health and wellbeing.
  • Flexible work arrangements to support a work/life balance.
  • Paid parental leave for both primary and secondary carers.
  • Opportunities to join the companies Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • A workplace culture of learning and personal development, with a mix of in-house and externally hosted training opportunities offered as well as mentorship.
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives and hands-on training.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our vision is to make a difference for our clients, our people, and the world around us. We rely on the diversity and unique experiences that each of our employees bring to deliver on this vision. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in the workplace.

Our team is privileged to work closely with Indigenous communities across the nation, and we are actively progressing, as a team, the commitments we have made in our own Reconciliation Action Plan. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We support and promote a family-friendly working environment, and we offer a range of family-friendly work practices that allow our team members to balance their work commitments with their family responsibilities. This includes flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and additional #MeDays, as well as a range of established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.

To be eligible for this position you must have legal work rights to work in Australia.


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