Senior Ecology Consultant (Botanist) – NSW flexible location

The opportunity!

We are seeking a motivated Senior Ecology Consultant to join our team, ideally someone with 7 years or more experience in the consulting industry (or equivalent) managing a diverse project portfolio. This position is ordinarily based in Parramatta or Wollongong however with active projects over most of NSW, work from home based from a regional location (e.g. Wagga/Riverina, Canberra/ACT, Dubbo/Central NSW) is also encouraged for the right applicant.

Niche is willing to tailor this role to the right applicant such that it is a balanced position incorporating botany, project management, reporting and staff management, or has a more technical focus primarily around fieldwork (including remote fieldwork).

Qualifications and experience:

  • A degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany or another relevant discipline.
  • Practical experience of 7+ years undertaking field-based surveys, data analysis and reporting, preferably in a consulting capacity.
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation and planning policies.

Skills and knowledge you’ll bring to our projects:

  • Extensive experience undertaking ecological survey and plant identification in the vegetation communities of NSW.
  • An existing BAM accreditation is an advantage, alternatively, the desire and capacity to become BAM accredited based on your existing experience.
  • Experience in preparing ecological reports such as impact assessments BDAR’s, FFAs and monitoring programs.
  • Offsetting skills such as experience with TFD calculations, offset strategies, BSSAR’s, monitoring reports and management plans.

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 opportunities. 
  • Community fundraising events and a vibrant culture. 
  • An attractive salary and allowances will be offered in line with your level of experience. 

You’ll be prepared to:

  • Travel where the work is.
  • Work in and with a long-established and highly supportive ecology team.
  • Collaborate closely with senior employees and directors.
  • Mentor and support others to develop professionally.
  • Have fun while delivering complex, challenging and large projects.

About us:

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specialising 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 on 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 read the position description and then submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirements by email to 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.