Ecologist

About the Role:

We are seeking an Ecologist to assist a fast-growing leading sustainability consultancy. With a strong NSW focus, this role will also be part of the National ecology team. Based in either Sydney or Newcastle, you will lead ecological assessments to support interesting large-scale capital development projects, including for mining, oil and gas, renewables and infrastructure sector clients.

You will also be responsible for the full project life-cycle, including impact assessments, BAM assessments, biodiversity stewardship site assessments, biodiversity certifications assessments, EPBC referrals, and strategic advisory.

Key Responsibilities:

• Delivering biodiversity values and constraints assessments, rehabilitation monitoring, biodiversity surveys, impact and offset assessments and ecological management plans
• Conducting environmental analyses and mapping, research and field surveys
• Being the lead consultant for the application of the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM), and provide direction to the other ecology team members on the application of the BAM
• Preparation of Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements
• Provision of advice on the relevant regulatory framework and project approval pathway
• Writing technical environmental reports, proposals and tenders
• Planning and managing projects with a range of complexity and scale
• Undertake technical reviews
• Building relationships with clients while actively pursuing new business opportunities
• Mentoring junior staff and assisting with their professional development

Key Criteria:

To be successful in this role you will need to have the following experience and criteria:

• Tertiary qualifications in botany, ecology or related discipline
• 5 - 10 years' experience in biodiversity impact assessment
• Accreditation to apply the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) or be eligible to attain accreditation under the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme
• Extensive experience in leading ecological inputs and directing teams of field surveyors on large-scale projects
• Excellent experience in the NSW ecological consultancy market, with a strong external-facing, client-orientated approach
• Excellent understanding of NSW regional ecosystems and State/Commonwealth regulatory frameworks and policy
• Demonstrated experience in botanical survey and vegetation management, and experience in the application of the BAM
• Experience in undertaking environmental impact assessments for EIAs
• Proven track record in winning work
• Willingness and/or experience in managing and training junior staff
• Full Australian Driving licence

Desired:
• Experience in the preparation of bushfire risk assessments

What's on Offer?

Work with a fast-growing consultancy | Permanent Full Time role based in Newcastle or Sydney | Travel to regional locations | Be apart of an organisation to create innovative solutions to complex sustainability challenges

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Sophie Nicholls on (07) 3910 5551 or click Apply Now'.

About our Client:

Our client is a leading sustainability consulting firm with a diverse client base across renewables, mining, oil & gas and infrastructure. They work on global basis and are truly passionate about sustainability.

About Titan:

Titan Recruitment has been delivering complete, innovative and effective recruitment solutions across Australia for over two decades and is recognised as a leading Engineering and Technology recruitment and contracting specialist. Our service delivery is underpinned by traditional values and an innovative approach to help clients, contractors and candidates achieve their goals.

Titan is an advocate for Equal Employment Opportunity, and we encourage applications from all interested applicants.