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Senior Ecologist


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Australia - South Australia, Adelaide

Job Summary

AECOM’s Adelaide office has an exciting opportunity for a full-time or part-time senior level Ecologist with relevant years of experience to join our Impact Assessment and Permitting team.

AECOM offers an opportunity for technical growth by working across a diverse range of environments both in South Australia, Victoria and other regions in Australia. You will have the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team as well lead projects of all sizes for a diverse selection of clients. You will often be required to provide ecological consultancy and advisory services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to both internal and external clients as well as assist in delivering impact assessment and permitting services. AECOM’s Freedom to Grow program offers potential flexibility to the preferred candidate to partially work remotely and/or from home.

  • Working as part of an established team of AECOM environmental scientists, environmental planners and ecologists;

  • Field-based ecology survey work, including vegetation mapping, ecological monitoring and targeted threatened flora and fauna surveys;

  • Assessments using the Native Vegetation Council’s Bushland, Rangeland and Scattered Tree Assessment method;

  • Leading projects across a wide range of ecological disciplines and clients;

  • Ecological Impact Assessment and offsetting for a range of projects and scale under State and Commonwealth legislation;

  • Supporting internal clients with delivering the ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;

  • Working independently, or with other ecologists and environmental professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of ecology surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impact assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies;

  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience undertaking Bushland and Rangeland Assessments and calculating Significant Environmental Benefits (NVC accreditation preferable);

  • Experience undertaking EPBC Act Offset Calculations and the preparation of offset management plans;

  • Excellent field skills and experience conducting vegetation surveys in a broad range of environments, particularly in South Australia;

  • Proven experience of habitat and protected species surveys;

  • Experience with GIS desktop and data collection packages such as ESRI ArcGIS;

  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically;

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable);

  • South Australian driving licence and capacity to work outdoors on short and extended field programs in South Australia and interstate;

  • Working knowledge of Commonwealth and South Australian environmental legislation relating to environment and a understanding of the relevant planning systems;

  • Ability to assist on interstate field work.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate degree classification in environmental science, natural resource management or similar.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 253079BR

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.

Job details
Date posted
25 Aug 2021
Executive Management & Consulting
Federal Government
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