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Ecologist | Newcastle
Posted 26 July 2021 Salary Negotiable Email
Region NSW Contact Jordan Monier Website View
Type Full time Phone 0249799072    

Our Northern New South Wales Region is currently seeking experienced Ecologists to join our team in the relaxed location of Newcastle. Utilising your skills and experience, you will partner with other passionate specialists as you support a variety of diverse projects. Now is the time to take the next step in your professional career as you take the opportunity to join a truly large-scale organisation!


We are open to your level of experience and can offer you a long-term career path as you enjoy the support of our leaders and apply your passion within a specialist group of professionals.  Whether you are looking for more diversity in your work, larger scale projects or the step up to a more senior role, we are keen to hear from you! 


Key responsibilities will see you:


  • Undertaking field based botanical surveys, including surveys in accordance with the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM)
  • Delivering biodiversity values and constraints assessments, impact and offset assessments and monitoring and management services related to project approvals and natural area management
  • Completing Stewardship Site Assessments and preparation of Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements 
  • Providing advice and direction regarding relevant regulatory frameworks and project approval pathways 
  • Preparing proposals and technical reports for clients
  • Utilising your background to collaborate with others across the broader GHD network and also mentor our junior team members 


What would you bring to the team:


  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s Ecology, Science, Environmental Science, Botany or in a related field
  • Previous experience in a similar role, ideally within a similar consulting environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge across areas of flora and fauna and a genuine passion for what you do
  • Proven report writing skills and the ability to successfully deliver varied project requirements 
  • A current New South Wales drivers licence and the ability to undertake field work throughout in various locations
  • Those with BAM Accreditation will be viewed favourably 


Those with the following background will be viewed favourably;


  • Previous experience involving biodiversity impact assessments and offsetting
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) including experience preparing Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDARs), Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSARs) and/or Biodiversity Certification Assessment Reports (BCARs)
  • Demonstrated skills in plant species, plant community type and threatened ecological community identification
  • Knowledge of NSW and Commonwealth regulatory frameworks and policy with respect to biodiversity assessment, offsetting and management


Why GHD?


Being the best we can be is in our culture.
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come. 


Our commitment to you


Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.


Who we are


We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly 'One GHD' across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.


Interested? Apply now.
Contact Jordan Monier.


GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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