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Senior to Principal Ecologist / Botanist

  • LocationNewcastle, NSW 2300
  • Work TypeFull Time - Permanent
  • Positions1 Position
  • Published At:14 days ago
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Zoologist


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About us

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms, bringing together approximately 5,500 talented people across more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand. We are technical experts who design and provide strategic advice on sustainable solutions, engineering projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. To find out more about working at WSP, our culture and values, please visit our website


The Opportunity

In an increasingly urbanised and densified environment, the conservation and sustainable management of our biodiversity is a major challenge confronting our communities today. WSP is at the forefront of helping our clients protect and restore our natural resources and ecosystems, in compliance with legislation, regulations and policies.

Following the acquisition of Golder and the increase of our work pipeline, we’re looking for a passionate Senior to Principal Botanist/Ecologist to join our large team of ecological experts in NSW (Sydney or Newcastle).

You will provide ecological assessments and advice related to infrastructure project approvals and natural resource management projects. You will further develop your skills in:

  • Delivering rehabilitation, monitoring, biodiversity surveys, impact and offset assessments and ecological management plans
  • Conducting environmental analyses and mapping, research and field surveys
  • Writing technical environmental reports, proposals and tenders
  • Planning and managing projects with a range of complexity and scale
  • Building relationships with clients while actively pursuing new business opportunities
  • Ability to work independently with guidance
  • Mentoring junior staff and assisting with their professional development (senior role)

For more information about our Ecology services: click here.


What we'll love about you

The successful candidate will have studied an Environmental or Natural Science discipline such as ecology, botany or biology, and be a team player.

You will also bring the following experience and attributes: 

  • Previous consulting experience in biodiversity impact assessment and offsetting
  • Significant field experience (i.e. BAM and BBAM, Ecological monitoring, plant species and threatened ecological community identification, ecological data collection and analysis, managing project teams, etc.)
  • PCTs and vegetation identification training and botany skills
  • BAM Accreditation would be highly regarded
  • Some experience in GIS, field mapping and developing and managing spatial datasets
  • Knowledge of NSW BAM and State/Commonwealth regulatory frameworks and policy
  • Have a passion for ecology, conservation, biodiversity and natural resources management


What we will offer you  

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Global mobility
  • Parental leave and purchased additional annual leave
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers
  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Wellness at work & social club
  • Workplace giving /volunteering
  • Employee reward & recognition program
  • Professional and technical development opportunities
  • Published on 04 May 2021, 3:59 AM