Consulting Arborist


Litoria Consulting



About the Company:

Litoria Consulting is a leading environmental consulting firm, specialising in the areas of arboriculture, ecology and conservation. We service a wide variety of sectors, including urban development, resources, infrastructure and government.

We pride ourselves on an evidence-based approach to environmental problem-solving. Our culture encourages independent thinking, project stewardship and environmental leadership.

About the Role:

We are seeking an experienced Consulting Arborist to join our team. You will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on tree management, including:

  • Tree health and conditions assessment,
  • Tree hazard risk assessment, and,
  • Managing and mitigating development impacts on trees.

We are a small but highly skilled group of specialists committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients and improving environmental standards in our industry.  You will form part of a hand-picked team of environmental planners, ecologists, and arborists with more than 40 years of experience.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum AQF Level 5 Diploma of Arboriculture or ISA Certified Arborist qualification.
  • Open driver’s license.
  • General construction induction training card (or be willing to obtain within 3 months).

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Be able to visually identify trees to species level.
  • Survey tree locations, measure and collect tree data.
  • Conduct tree health and condition assessments according to relevant standards and industry best practices.
  • Conduct tree risk and hazard assessments and provide recommendations for hazard reduction and risk mitigation.
  • Prepare, manage and analyse tree survey data according to office procedures.
  • Interpret and analyse plans and reports and liaise with other consultants to identify potential impacts of development on trees.
  • Quantitatively assess the impacts of development on trees using GIS and CAD software according to office procedures.
  • Identify and implement design and management measures to avoid or mitigate development impacts on trees.
  • Prepare reports, plans, and correspondence including:
    • ­ Tree health and condition assessments,
    • ­ Tree risk and hazard assessments, and,
    • ­ Impact assessment reports.
  • Prepare tree or vegetation management plans, including maps and scaled plans according to office procedures and industry best practices.
  • Prepare work methods statements.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on tree planting, pruning, and removal.
  • Prepare, lodge and actively manage applications for vegetation management works.
  • Develop and implement tree management plans and arboricultural assessment reports.
  • Following relevant standards, policies, procedures and approvals:
    • ­ Coordinate and implement pre-construction requirements,
    • ­ Supervise and certify construction and operational activities,
    • ­ Audit and inspect sites for compliance with any relevant development conditions and statutory requirements, and,
    • ­ Coordinate any remedial or rectification works as required.
  • Supervise and manage rehabilitation works including:
    • ­ Obtain quotes and appoint and manage contractors,
    • ­ Supervise the implementation of rehabilitation plans in accordance with development approvals,
    • ­ Coordinate any remedial or rectification works as required, and,
    • ­ Arrange and conduct meetings with contractors and/or Council officers.
  • Assess, supervise, carry out and/or direct fauna management works including:
    • ­ Pre-clearing inspection of vegetation and structures for wildlife and/or wildlife habitat,
    • ­ Wildlife protection, salvage / capture, translocation and release, and,
    • ­ Wildlife treatment and transport to hospital or rehabilitation carer.
  • Perform administrative tasks and provide project management support for the team across a range of projects.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge of arboricultural best practices, regulations, and industry trends.
  • Accurate identification of trees to species level.
  • Experience working on construction sites.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans.
  • Ability to appoint and effectively manage contractors.
  • Ability to manage projects, including planning, budgeting, and time management.
  • Flexibility in handling diverse tasks.
  • Ability to undertake detailed and accurate record-keeping.
  • Experience in spatial mapping software including ESRI products (preferred).
  • Computer literacy and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication, strategic planning, and relationship-building skills, combined with a flexible, client-focused approach to project management and problem-solving.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • A commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.
  • A strong commitment to ethical integrity and professionalism.
  • Alignment with company values and commitment to professional growth.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

As a self-motivated individual, you will have a passion for a combination of on-site and office work and a strong focus on client outcomes and project delivery. Confidence in your technical expertise will be complemented by effective verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to appropriately prioritise and manage deadlines.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an established environmental firm where you will work directly with clients, contribute to the business and strengthen your skills across an array of project scales and types. You'll join a supportive, integrated team of highly regarded professionals who are incredibly passionate about their work. Based in Brisbane, the role provides the need for arboricultural assignments throughout south east Queensland.

We encourage the development of your networks and the initiation of your research, methods and tools that can add value to the business and its clients.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with your skills and experience. 

At Litoria, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operations. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, gender, age, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.


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