Environmental Team Leader – Sandgate QLD

The opportunity!

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Environmental Team Leader. The successful candidate will work with our QLD regional operations team from our Sandgate office (flexible work arrangements currently). We are seeking someone with at least 7 years’ experience in the environmental consulting industry with strong industry client connections and professional networks.  The successful candidate will lead a team of environmental and ecological specialists, coordinate the delivery of complex projects, and help grow our Queensland regional environmental services.

We’re flexible on location

Work from our Queensland head office in Sandgate, Brisbane or discuss being work-from-home based with us (flexible work arrangements are currently in place with covid-19).

Requirements to be successful:
  • Tertiary qualifications, a degree/undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification, preferably in ecology, biology, environmental science, environmental management or another relevant qualification in a directly related field.
  • Experience and commitment to participate in business development activities.
  • Excellent team leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead and delegate team scheduling, resourcing, quality assurance and mentoring team members on the technical aspects of their role.
  • Demonstrated high level of knowledge of local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to the environment in QLD, particularly the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Vegetation Management Act 1999, Nature Conservation Act 1992, and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth).
  • Provide specialist advice on environmental matters including for compliance obligations.
  • Strong connections to the marketplace and ability to bring in work from your own industry connections. 
  • Leadership skills and a willingness to provide mentoring to team members.  
  • Deliver and/or coordinate the delivery of ecological survey and/or environmental assessments for projects in a wide range of environmental and development settings.
  • Preparation and review of Environmental Factors/Impact Assessments and Management Plans.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team of professionals.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, conceptual, communication skills, including technical report writing. Strong interpersonal and excellent customer service skills to establish and maintain a core customer base.
  • Proficient experience with using GPS and DGPS, tablet and laptop computers, smart-phones, digital cameras, and the Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • Ability to work outdoors in field locations and a willingness to travel is essential.
  • A full current driver’s licence .
  • Construction Industry White Card and current First Aid certificates (desirable).  
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 maternity leave policy.
  • Flexible working options.
  • Paid maternity leave policy.
  • Community engagement activities. 
  • An attractive salary and allowances will be offered in line with your level of experience. 
About us:

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 2000 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 employees. We have an excellent safety culture and trust our employees 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 read the position description and then submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirements via the “Apply Now” button by close of business on Wednesday 25 November 2020. Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing.

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.