We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Ecology Consultant to join our QLD Environment team. The role is responsible for providing technical ecological assessment, research and advice, contributing to project management, and conducting ecological field work. The successful candidate will ideally work from our Brisbane office though flexible working arrangement will also be considered.
We are seeking someone with at least 3 years technical experience, with a strong interest and developing skillset in flora identification in the QLD environment. Experience of 3+ years undertaking field-based surveys, preparing impact assessment, monitoring and/or ecological monitoring reports in a consulting environment would be looked upon very favourably. The ability and willingness to travel to remote work locations, as required, would also be highly regarded.
A working knowledge of and experience with local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to the environment in QLD is a critical part of the role. In particular, you will have experience and/or demonstrable understanding of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Vegetation Management Act 1999, Nature Conservation Act 1992, and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) and relevant statutory guidelines.
You will need to work both independently and as part of a larger team of technical professionals in the delivery of project work for our clients. You must therefore have good interpersonal skills, a desire to achieve excellent customer service goals, and willingness to develop communication skills.
Tertiary qualifications, a degree/undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification, in ecology, biology, environmental science, environmental management or another relevant qualification in a directly related field.
Great conditions and salary on offer:
- Senior support is available to ensure you can grow in your role with us.
- Anniversary awards scheme.
- Generous employee referral program.
- Professional learning and development.
- Employee assistance program.
- Mentoring program.
- Flexible working options.
- Paid parental leave policy.
- Community engagement activities.
- An attractive salary and allowances will be offered in line with your level of experience.
Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specializing in ecology and biodiversity, heritage management, environmental management and approvals and environmental offsetting. Established in 2009, Niche has successfully delivered more than 2300 projects to clients across Australia. Our 60+strong team includes ecologists, botanists, archaeologists and environmental scientists.
Niche is a vibrant, flexible and well organised business that prides itself in caring for and supporting our staff. We have an excellent safety culture and trust our staff to make the right decisions to deliver projects from end to end. Our diverse and cross-discipline capacity provides the opportunity to work on a multitude of interesting projects across eastern Australia.
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this fantastic career opportunity, please submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirements via the apply button. Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing.
COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace
Niche is committed to the wellbeing of its staff, contractors and clients. In order to provide a safe workplace for all, Niche has in place, a Policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to access our offices and attend other Niche worksites (subject to any medical exemption). Evidence of vaccination will only be required for during the onboarding process.
All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence. Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where diversity is embraced, and we encourage qualified candidates of all differences to apply. You must have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this role.
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