U929 - Principal Ecologist, Biodiversity & Ecosystems (Senior Level)

U929 - Principal Ecologist, Biodiversity & Ecosystems (Senior Level)

22 Apr

22 Apr



- 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

If you have the following, we want to hear from you :

- 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

- Tertiary qualifications in botany, ecology or related discipline

- Extensive experience in leading ecological inputs and directing teams of field surveyors on large-scale projects

- Experience in the preparation of bushfire risk assessments would be beneficial

- 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

Who We Are:

As the world’s leading sustainability consulting firm, ERM is uniquely positioned to contribute to the environment and society through the expertise and energy of our employees worldwide. Sustainability is what we do, and is at the heart of both our service offerings and how we operate our business. ERM and our partners are driven by a dynamic vision: By 2021 we will be the clear leader in our chosen markets, we will double in value and we will deliver on our promises to our clients, our people and our investors. For our people, our vision means attracting, inspiring, developing and rewarding our people to work with the best clients and on the biggest challenges, thus creating valuable careers. We achieve our vision in a sustainable manner by maintaining and living our ERM values that include Accountability, Caring for our People, Client Focus, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Transparency.

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