- 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.
- 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.
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