Terrestrial Ecologist (Biodiversity)

Basic Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Botany, Zoology, Ecology or Natural Resource Management coupled with extensive professional experience in terrestrial ecological assessment
  • Ability to work autonomously, with a strong focus on project delivery and client satisfaction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to apply sound, practical technical solutions to problems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental legislation across local, state and Commonwealth platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to manage ecological projects, including field-based ecological surveys and the preparation of assessment reports.
  • Previous involvement in Development Applications and familiarity with local planning schemes.

Requirements

  • Undertaking flora and/or fauna surveys, (inclusive of Regional Ecosystem assessments)
  • Preparation of vegetation clearance permits and other relevant approvals work
  • Providing interpretation of the legislative requirements for permitting and providing clients with advice on project needs
  • Field work in remote locations and see you working collaboratively with project teams across multiple offices as well as with sub-consultants.
  • Conduct field surveys to collect biological information of the project site and its sensitivity.
  • Apply sampling strategies and employ a range of habitat survey techniques, data supported by Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), aerial photography, records and maps.
  • Carry out environmental impact assessments
  • Analyse and interpret data, using specialist software programs
  • Work on habitat management and creation
  • Write reports and issue recommendations
  • Liaise with, and advise, site managers, engineers, planners and others associated with a survey
  • Contribute ideas about changes to policy and legislation, based on ecological findings.

Candidate Required : 1

Job Type: Full Time

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