Senior Ecologist (Botanist)





About the role

We are seeking a Senior Ecologist who is looking to progress their career in ecological consulting. Our ideal candidate would have previous experience as an ecological consultant within Western Australia and is motivated to develop their technical skills on a number of exciting projects throughout the State.

You will work closely with our WA Ecology Manager and relevant Seniors and Principals to deliver quality project outcomes. This role will be involved in a large range of field surveys and not limited to one specific location. There will also be opportunity to undertake work across the state. The successful candidate will be a part of a leading team with extensive experience within Western Australia (over 20 years). As we have ecology teams across Australia, this role will also be a part of a large national team of Ecologists, with very diverse ecological experience.

The successful applicant has prior botanical experience, enjoys field survey work, strives for technical excellence, and will be focused on delivering high quality project outcomes.

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 who have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with 5+ years' experience. Prior consulting experience highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and undertaking flora and fauna surveys.
  • Prior experience and demonstrated knowledge of WA Regional Ecosystems is highly regarded.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of State and Commonwealth environmental legislation.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including peers, clients, and government agencies.
  • Ability to work in a professional team as well as autonomously.
  • Highly motivated with a strong team commitment.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours and travel for work including working away from home to complete ecological surveys in remote locations.

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 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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