Spatial Ecologist




Sydney or Newcastle, NSW

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Attractive Salary and Benefits

Are you an experienced Ecologist with a strong working knowledge of spatial technologies looking for a supportive and well-respected team to help progress your career in environmental consulting?

Umwelt has an opening for a Ecologist / Spatial Analyst to be a part of our amazing NSW Ecology team. If this sounds like you, read on!

We have a national biodiversity team of over 80 Ecologists, and we are known for our wide-ranging and extensive technical expertise as well as our robust biodiversity assessments. Our services are in high demand and continue to grow on the back of new and exciting projects, including within the renewable energy, infrastructure, and resource sectors. At all times, our goal is to use our expertise to provide specialist advice to balance development, impact avoidance, and offsetting results that achieve the best possible environmental outcome.

To support our ongoing growth, we are seeking an Ecologist / Spatial Analyst based in our Newcastle or Sydney office. We are looking to build an integrated spatial team within our NSW Ecology team, which will bridge the gap between ecological sciences and spatial sciences. This role will report to our Senior Spatial Ecologist who will lead the sub-team of spatial specialists to allow for greater efficiencies in coordinating, managing, and completing the team's core business - providing ecological services.

Opportunities will also arise as part of this role to undertake a diversity of spatial and ecological projects in different geographical areas outside of NSW depending on the specific requirements of individual projects.

About you

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Ecologist / Spatial Analyst with who has:

  • A degree/post-graduate qualification in environmental science, botany, zoology, environmental science, spatial technologies (or similar).
  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS pro to undertake spatial analysis of environmental datasets.
  • Experience in using remote sensing techniques to measure the health or landuse changes of the natural environment.
  • Experience using python to automate data flows (desirable but not essential).
  • Experience with any other relevant software such as QGIS, FME, Global mapper, ERDAS IMAGINE, ENVI, or any others relevant will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated examples of conducting complex spatial analyses to interpret and understand ecological patterns and relationships.
  • Experience as an Ecologist within the consulting sector will be highly regarded.
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including clients, government agencies and fellow team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including experience in preparing and reviewing reports. Willingness to take responsibility for delivery of reports to final quality.
  • A high level of motivation and self-direction.
  • 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.
  • 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 as well as mentorship.
  • Established and well considered wellbeing tools and initiatives and hands-on training.
  • A competitive salary based on skills and experience.

About Umwelt

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

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.


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