Due to strong growth and some exciting project wins we have two excellent opportunities for experienced and passionate Senior or Associate Ecologist’s to join our team. These positions are offered on a permanent full-time basis from our NSW offices; however, at present we are empowering our people to make their own choice in regards to their work venue with choices that include working from home, in our offices or a mix of both.

These roles will be focused on utilising your technical experience and project management skills to deliver key projects. This will include proposal preparation, leading some field surveys, client and regulator liaison and other office-based work comprising report writing, as well as supporting the ecology team and EMM in various aspects of project delivery. Travel for work interstate is generally limited at present due to COVID-19 restrictions but as these restrictions lift there is potential to support project delivery interstate.

The successful candidate will be able to confidently demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • alignment with EMM’s culture, values and vision;
  • completion of a degree in ecology or a related discipline;
  • five years plus of relevant post graduate experience, preferably gained within an ecological consultancy environment;
  • high aptitude in managing projects;
  • strong experience with planning and leading ecological projects and field surveys;
  • highly organised and able to handle multiple projects;
  • strong experience undertaking flora and fauna assessments aligned with the Biodiversity Assessment method (BAM);
  • strong working knowledge of relevant NSW and Commonwealth environmental legislation and planning policies;
  • ability to share technical knowledge and experience to support mentoring and training of the team;
  • high level of clear written and oral communication skills;
  • well-developed written skills including preparation of ecological reports such as ecological impact assessments, monitoring reports and management plans;
  • good interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with the team, clients and all relevant stakeholders;
  • willingness to mentor junior professionals;
  • be proficient in Microsoft Office applications; and
  • have a current/valid unrestricted NSW driver’s licence.

The following criteria is desirable:

  • BAM accreditation or capacity to attain accreditation;
  • preparation of biodiversity stewardship agreements;
  • robust botany skills with ability to lead flora assessments in NSW;
  • experience in preparation of large tenders and bids; and
  • experience managing interstate projects.

EMM is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in its workplace. We understand that everyone’s personal circumstances vary and recognise the importance of offering flexibility in working arrangements for our people. We offer the ability to purchase additional annual leave, promote flexible work hours and foster working from home arrangements to ensure that we attract and retain a diverse and dynamic workforce.

If you meet the requirements of the role and desire to work with passionate professionals in an environment with a highly positive and inclusive culture, please submit your application via email to careers@emmconsulting.com.au. Please quote reference “ECOLOGY NSW 1021“. To have your application considered it must include a tailored covering letter addressing the required key criteria and a full professional CV.

Applications close 20 December 2021.

EMM is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities.

  • Only those with a legal right to work in Australia will be considered for this opportunity.
  • Unsolicited resumes from recruitment consultants will not be accepted.