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Senior Ecologist, Australia

Office Location: Newcastle

Discipline team: Ecology


Job Description

About the business and the role

SLR Consulting is an employee-controlled international environmental consultancy with a globally recognized reputation for providing high quality tailored services. With offices throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Africa regions, SLR Consulting is one of a very small number of leading international specialist environmental consultancies.

The Newcastle office has mixture of technical specialists in areas of Hydrology & Hydrogeology, Soil Science, Civil & Structural Engineering, Ecology, Environmental Management, Planning & Approvals, Acoustics & Vibrations and more! They are a friendly bunch who work well together with a strong team culture.

Job tasks and responsibilities

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Ecologist to join the Newcastle Office and be part of the wider APAC Ecology team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing high quality service and advice in your area of expertise to clients and colleagues, in both office based and fieldwork activities.
  • Assisting in preparing tenders and proposals.
  • Assign work and provide guidance to technicians assigned to work on common projects.
  • Make independent studies, analyses, interpretations, conclusions and decisions and prepare reports outlining the findings of these studies.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate must exhibit have:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Natural Resources or in another related field.
  • A minimum of 5+ years' experience in an ecological role in the environmental consulting sector or an equivalent role in Government, including undertaking ecological surveys and report production.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of flora and field surveys.
  • Excellent flora and fauna identification skills.
  • Mature report writing and computer skills, with demonstrated ability to prepare high quality written material for publication.
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Proven project management experience in relation to client management and budget control.

Job benefits and perks

SLR values our staff, and we look to provide a supportive and collaborative working culture. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary, interaction with SLR staff nationally with a strong focus on targeted professional development.

If you believe that you are a match with what we are looking for and would like to work within a dynamic professional consultancy, please submit your application by 'Applying' now.

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