Senior Ecologist / Environmental Scientist Team Leader


Ecosure Pty Ltd


Northern NSW

We are looking for an enthusiastic team leader to join our Northern NSW Environmental Services team. We are ideally seeking a Senior Ecologist / Environmental Scientist, with strong skills in team leadership, environmental project management and an environmental science discipline (i.e., Australian flora or fauna ecology, environmental planning, GIS analysis, water or construction/soil science etc).

You will lead the Northern NSW team to achieve business objectives by supporting business strategy and planning, sourcing work, delivering successful projects and mentoring of staff. You will have the opportunity to assist in delivering environmental management and conservation planning solutions on both large and small-scale projects throughout Northern NSW and Southeast Queensland for a variety of clients. The role will involve assessments in accordance with State and Commonwealth guidelines, data management, report preparation, proposal preparation, client liaison, and a strong focus on project and budget management.

About us

Ecosure is one of Australia's largest fully certified environmental consultancies that produces world-class solutions to environmental problems.  We have a fantastic team, and we are looking for more talented, innovative individuals to join and help us achieve our audacious goal.

Ecosure envisions a future where ecosystems worldwide are thriving with natural brilliance. We are on a mission to be the world's best in ecosystem management. Our audacious goal is that by 2030 we have improved the ecosystems of 100 million hectares and 1000 islands worldwide. To achieve this, our team embody our core values of passion, optimism, leadership, team spirit, ethics and responsiveness

Ecosure promotes a friendly, inclusive and diverse workplace culture where all staff are supported and celebrated for their contributions. We are a team of optimistic leaders who are driven by an ethical and responsive approach to improve the world's natural brilliance.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science/Environmental Planning/Ecology/Zoology.
  • Experience leading and developing a small team.
  • Working knowledge of New South Wales and Commonwealth environmental legislation.
  • Skills and experience in ecological surveys and reporting in New South Wales.
  • Strong project, budget, and client management skills.
  • Experience in Environmental Impact Statement requirements in New South Wales relating to ecology.
  • Experience in planning, coordinating and undertaking fieldwork, as well as a willingness and capability to conduct remote field work.
  • Demonstrated data analysis and report writing skills.
  • Experience in preparing a range of high-quality consulting reports.
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Fauna habitat and survey techniques.
    • Fauna identification and handling.
    • Queensland and New South Wales flora species.
    • Queensland and New South Wales regional ecosystems framework.
  • Well-developed analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Current driver's licence - manual licence preferred.

At Ecosure, we believe every employee can lead by example and empower others. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience with leadership and demonstrate:

  • High level communication skills.
  • Strong operational health and safety standards and the ability to prioritise the safety of a team in the field.
  • The ability to organise, resource and schedule allocations of work across various teams and projects.
  • The capability to evaluate and performance manage.
  • The ability to build successful team dynamics.

The following skills and attributes would be highly regarded:

  • BAM accredited assessor
  • Prior ecological consulting experience (preferably in NSW).
  • Major project safety inductions and training, including construction white card.
  • Mapping abilities using QGIS and / or ArcGIS.
  • Manual drivers' licence.
  • First Aid/CPR.

Ecosure encourages and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


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