Senior Ecologist


Water Technology Pty Ltd



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Up to $130,000 p.a. negotiable, depending on relevant experience

Water Technology is an employee-owned Australian water business. We have developed a strong reputation for achieving technical excellence in the delivery of engineering and scientific services, with specialised skills across coastal and marine, hydrogeology, hydrology, and hydraulics, wastewater, geomorphology, environmental planning, civil and environmental engineering. We are dedicated to work that improves communities and the environment, by combining science, engineering, and practical design.

The Opportunity

Due to continued business growth, Water Technology requires an experienced Senior Ecologist (terrestrial), to be based in our Paramatta Office, but field work is also a regular part of the job. Here you will join a close-knit team of industry leading professionals, where staff are truly valued and an open, innovative, and supportive culture is encouraged.

In this role you will enjoy a variety of work by partnering with local and federal government, regulatory authorities, and private organisations. You will have the opportunity to provide leadership and support on a range of projects:

  • Supervise others and utilise your established contacts & networks for business development.
  • Delivering high quality expert advice and managing stakeholders internally & externally.
  • Manage your own projects with support from other teams as needed.
  • Lead ecological field investigations, report preparation & biodiversity assessments across NSW.
  • Undertake broader environmental investigations and impact statements.

About You

As an established or emerging leader, you will ideally possess:

  • Degree qualified ecologist with significant post-graduate experience, preferably within a consulting environment.
  • Demonstrated botanical identification skills.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of relevant NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation.
  • Sound experience within Sydney Basin ecology and undertaking ecological survey in the vegetation communities of NSW.
  • BAM Accreditation and/or bushfire planning accreditation would be highly regarded.
  • Drivers licence and reliable car.

In exchange for your expertise Water Technology offers:

  • A permanent part-time of full-time role.
  • Hybrid work arrangement.
  • Internal and external training and development support.
  • Involvement in an enviable array of interesting and challenging local and national projects.
  • An opportunity to work with an expansive and varied client portfolio.
  • Generous annual bonus.
  • Option to be part of the employee share program providing ownership in the business.

Water Technology is proud to contribute to the increasing diversity of the Australian workforce. Supporting equity and diversity means supporting opportunities for all candidates to find suitable employment. As an inclusive recruiter and employer, we recognise individual differences, embrace individual strengths and look for opportunities for everyone to achieve their full potential. Our recruitment upholds the principles of merit and equity, and we welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ and mature age workers.


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