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Senior/Principal Ecologist – Part-time / Full-time

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location Australia (New South Wales)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 26/01/2018
Company Name Umwelt
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Opportunity exists for a Senior/Principal Ecologist who is looking to progress their career in ecological consulting, based at our Canberra office.

  • Vibrant team culture
  • Make a difference
  • Diverse project opportunities

About the role:

Umwelt is seeking a Senior/Principal Ecologist who is looking to progress their career in ecological consulting, based at our Canberra office. Our ideal candidate would have previous experience as an ecological consultant, is experienced in and enjoys dealing with clients and managing projects and would have sound ecological survey, reporting and assessment skills.  Excellent staff-management skills, self-drive and enthusiasm are essential ingredients to continue the growth of the Canberra office’s ecology services in response to client demand. You will work closely with our Canberra Manager and National Ecology Leader to deliver quality project outcomes.

About you:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Senior/Principal Ecologist who has:

  • A degree/post graduate qualification in environmental science, botany, zoology, environmental management (or similar).
  • Sound technical ecological and project management skills including experience delivering ecological assessment and management projects in the ACT and NSW (Victoria desirable), as well as Commonwealth EPBC assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and undertaking ecological surveys, particularly flora survey and assessment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including clients, government agencies and councils, as well as other staff.
  • Experience as a reliable, communicative and proactive team member.
  • A high level of motivation and self-direction.
  • Previous experience in the collection and interpretation of biometric data and its use in the relevant state specific calculations in accordance with approved ACT and NSW methodologies.
  • Previous experience in Victorian biodiversity methodologies will be well regarded.

Desirably the applicant will also have:

  • Strong staff management and team co-ordination/leadership experience.
  • Existing strong relationships with clients from government and private sector, particularly in the ACT and NSW.
  • Ability to plan and implement marketing initiatives and team development activities, demonstrating previous experience and success.

The Senior/Principal Ecologist opportunity may be made available as a flexible part or full-time position to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

What we offer:

  • A genuine career role for an experienced and enthusiastic Ecological professional looking to continue to develop their leadership skills and experience.
  • Work for an environmental consultancy with one of Australia’s largest team of professional ecologists.
  • A role working alongside well-recognised professionals and the opportunity to lead and mentor high quality mid-level and junior staff members.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Flexibility within the role to be either full time or part time by agreement.
  • The ability to instrumental in shaping the direction of our ACT office and contribute to the growth of our ecology services in the region and the nation.
  • An attractive remuneration package.

We are a leading environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including resources, Defence, infrastructure, mining, industry and renewables. To learn more about what we do go to: www.umwelt.com.au

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

To discuss the role and/or the organisation you can contact Umwelt on (02) 4950 5322.

Applications close 26 January 2018, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible

Umwelt are wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.

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