Senior Ecologists / Botanists




Southeast Queensland, NSW and Perth

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What if you could connect with the brightest minds in the field, and bring energy to close-knit collaborations?

WSP is at the forefront of helping our clients protect and restore our natural resources and ecosystems, in compliance with legislation, regulations and policies.

We are looking for a couple of passionate and experienced Ecologists / Botanists to join our well-established national team of ecological experts.

The role location is flexible between Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast offices. We also have similar opportunities in Sydney, Newcastle and Perth

The opportunity

You will be part of a national team of experts, including botanists, zoologists, environmental planners, scientists, and engagement specialists, and work on multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.

Your role will primarily be to undertake fieldwork and prepare environmental reports to assist clients with planning approvals, ecological impact assessments, targeted threatened species surveys, ecological management plans, offset management plans and ecological monitoring.

Day to day, you will:

  • Conduct flora surveys within south-east Queensland.
  • Continue to build your knowledge of vegetation rehabilitation and monitoring techniques.
  • Contribute to the planning of projects, including meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • Build strong relationships with clients and actively participate in writing project proposal.
  • Complete the Queensland Herbarium's BioCondition and Regional Ecosystem training.
  • Commit to your on-going professional development including membership of scientific organisations, involvement with environment groups, attendance at workshops, conferences etc.
  • Mentor graduates and assist with their learning and professional growth.

About you

You have studied an Environmental or Natural Science discipline such as ecology, botany, biology, or similar discipline.

You're likely to have previous consulting/advisory experience in biodiversity impact assessment and offsetting.

You will also bring the following experience and attributes:

  • Field experience such as flora surveys, ecological monitoring, plant species and threatened ecological community identification, etc.
  • Plant identification skills in the Southeast Queensland area.
  • Knowledge of biodiversity legislation and policy, specifically the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
  • Experience with field survey design, field data collection, mapping and use of survey guidelines for flora.
  • Experience in GIS, field mapping and developing and managing spatial datasets .
  • Have a passion for ecology, conservation, biodiversity and natural resources management .

About WSP

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms, bringing together approximately 6,000 talented people across 15 offices in Australia. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions and engineer Future Ready projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

At WSP, we want you to embrace your curiosity and work in a culture celebrating different perspectives. With access to global scale and reach, you'll connect with the brightest minds in the field to make the best work of your life.

To find out more about our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our people, and the programs we've designed to help you thrive, go to our use Employee Benefits page: https://www.wsp.com/en-au/careers/why-join-us/employee-benefits.

Think this could be the opportunity for you? Apply now to begin your journey with WSP.

WSP. With us, you can.


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