AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a passionate and quality driven senior ecologist to join our established and growing North Queensland group, working together with our broader natural resources team across SEQ and the NT.
As our regional ecology lead, you will be leading a growing range of projects within the transport, renewable energy, Defence and the resource sectors. Your time will be divided between field and office, allowing for data interrogation, client liaison, project management and technical report delivery predominately across Queensland.
This role presents an excellent opportunity for a current ecologist who is looking to take the next step in their professional career, or a senior who is looking to further develop their skillset working in an international consultancy. If you are an ecologist with NSW experience, willing to relocate to QLD, we also want to hear from you.
Ideally this role would be based in our Townsville office, but being based in alternative offices, such as Rockhampton, Mackay or Cairns will be considered if that is your preference.
A snapshot of the opportunity includes:
Planning and implementation of ecological investigations, including.
Baseline ecological surveys
Regional ecosystem verification assessments
Targeted flora and fauna surveys
Fauna Habitat Assessments
Offset suitability surveys
Data analysis, mapping and impact assessment,
Preparation and review of technical reporting, including investigation reports, constraints assessments, species management plans, offset strategies and environmental impact statements.
Management of ecology projects and client relationships
Mentoring junior staff
Developing and maintaining technical networks
Participating in technical leadership initiatives across the environment team.
5-10 years of relevant ecological experience, preferably Queensland (NSW experience will be considered)
Experience working in a consulting environment – highly advantageous
Experience delivering ecological field programs including baseline and targeted surveys
Class C, open licence required and experience with 4WD – desirable
Ability and willingness to travel as required, including working remotely in the field, often in rural Queensland - essential
Bachelor’s degree in Science, specialising in ecology/environmental science
Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data management systems
Biocondition Training, Regional Ecosystem Training and/or recognition as a Suitably Qualified Person under the Queensland Flora Survey Guidelines.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Engineering - Environmental
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 260471BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.