Ecology Manager, WA





About the Opportunity

Seeking a passionate and collaborative Ecology Manager to join Australia's fastest growing privately owned environmental & social consultancy! Building on our 30-year history, you will help us write the next chapter for our skilled Ecology team in WA.

This role will work closely with our WA Technical Leader who has pre-eminent experience over 30 years in the ecology field in WA.

With the opportunity to lead and grow and diversify Umwelt's ecological work profile and ecological services in Western Australia, you will work collaboratively with our National Ecology Leader and WA Regional Manager on the development and implementation of strategy to maintain and enhance our reputation in WA and across the nation.

As a genuine values-based leader, you will manage a team of skilled and passionate Ecologists, inspiring them to continue to deliver quality projects and services, providing leadership in a manner consistent with our values and strategic direction. In consultation with other relevant managers, you will be responsible for the management of resources for the delivery of Umwelt's ecology projects and services in WA.

This exciting and varied position will also see you undertaking Project Director/Project Manager roles for ecology projects and services provided by Umwelt.

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 Ecology Manager who has:

  • A degree or post graduate qualification in environmental science, botany, zoology, environmental management, or other related discipline.
  • Previous relevant management experience in a consultancy environment.
  • Excellent relevant technical leadership skills, including strong peer review abilities.
  • Strong understanding of business functions and relevant KPIs for success.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant State, and Commonwealth legislation/policies/guidelines.
  • Inclusive leader with the ability to relate to employees and key stakeholders at all levels and place a priority on building and developing a team and peers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in building strong and trusted relationships with clients.
  • Demonstrated competency in business development.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience within the ecology service line.
  • Track record of delivering ecological projects on time and within budget.
  • Proven ability to make commercial and operational decisions that drive sustained business success.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership capabilities.
  • The ability to be a creative and innovative thinker.
  • Curiosity, resilience, and empathy.

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 over a wide geographic area across 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 company's Employee Share Plan (ESP).
  • A workplace culture of learning and personal development, with a mix of in-house and externally hosted training opportunities offered.
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives.
  • 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 brings 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 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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