Senior Ecologist


City of Newcastle


Newcastle, NSW

Salary etc:

$120,061 p.a. + 11.5% super.

  • Support the delivery of Newcastle's Environment Strategy
  • Permanent Full-time position
  • 35 hour working week with flexible working arrangements.

City of Newcastle is looking for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join their newly created Environment and Sustainability Service Unit to provide specialist ecological advice for CN's environmental assets capital renewal program, on-ground projects, strategic and land use planning matters, and our Natural Connection community engagement program.

You will be key in providing your specialist advice to enhance and further develop CN's environmental policies, strategies, plans, and programs including the Urban Forest Action Plan, Blue Green Grid Action Plan, Water Sensitive Cities Action Plan, and vegetation management plans.

As the Senior Ecologist you will provide specialist ecological advice, research, plans, and designs to guide the implementation and monitoring of on-ground environmental rehabilitation and restoration projects.

Why join CN?

  • 35-hour working week with flexible/hybrid work arrangements/model
  • 4 weeks of annual leave, 3 weeks of personal leave plus 2 additional paid public holidays
  • 17.5% annual leave loading yearly payment. 
  • Paid parental leave for primary carers.
  • Industry leading employment conditions
  • Corporate Fitness program from as little as $4.30 per week
  • Access to a range of exclusive CN employee benefits programs including Novated Lease options as well as access to reward and recognition vouchers.
  • Annual performance development plans and ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Leading the CN Way leadership program
  • Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) employee networks and initiatives
  • Access to Health & Wellbeing programs including an Onsite Physiotherapist, Yoga and Mental Health Ambassador Groups

Life at CN

At CN, we value our employees, and their wellbeing takes priority. We encourage employees to make time for what's important and provide the benefits to enable a work life balance.

We are focused on making a real difference in our community and achieving our vision of creating a smart, liveable, and sustainable global city.  We are proud to deliver services valued by our community. 

We champion inclusion so that everyone is valued, and we encourage innovation and creativity. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace where different styles, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, encouraged, and respected.

People with diverse lived experiences (including but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people with diverse gender identities and sexualities, people from different cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, carers, and veterans) are encouraged to apply.

Remuneration:  $120,061.83 + 11.5% Superannuation per annum for a 35-hour week.

The above rates are reflective of the Salary System Pay Rates in the CN 2023 Enterprise Agreement.


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