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Senior Ecologist - NGH Environmental

  • Senior role in the ecology team
  • Working predominantly in the renewable energy sector
  • Based in either Bega or Canberra
NGH Environmental is seeking a Senior Ecologist to be based in Canberra and work predominantly in the renewable energy sector.

NGH is a dynamic specialist consultancy established in 1992, providing environmental services to a variety of private and public-sector clients. We have strong environmental and social ethics with a goal of providing sustainable knowledge and solutions based advice in relation to environmental management and impact assessment.

Candidates will need to demonstrate extensive Australian experience as a terrestrial ecologist, with at least some of that as an environmental consultant or similar. Experience in project management of environmental consultancy projects, preparing/reviewing field work methodologies, executing field work, report writing, client management, and running projects successfully within time and budget constraints would be required.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Main Duties

  • Lead ecological teams within NGH (including specialists as required)
  • Manage, plan, and implement ecological field work including undertaking surveys in accordance with the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Methodology
  • Prepare ecological impact assessments and management plans under State (ACT or NSW) and Federal legislation
  • Develop practical solutions to mitigate environmental impacts
  • Review biodiversity assessments and provide mentoring to junior biodiversity staff
  • Liaise with experts and agencies, as required
  • Provide a high level of technical ecological advice to assist assessments and mitigation strategies
  • Manage projects within cost, time and quality objectives
  • Prepare proposals and costings
  • Administer projects in accordance with NGH management systems, including subcontractor management and participation in WHS consultation to address risks for all duty holders

Skills and experience

Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Ecology/Environmental Science
  • Demonstrated Australian experience as a terrestrial ecologist¬†
  • Knowledge of relevant ACT or NSW and Federal environmental legislation and policy
  • Accredited to apply the NSW BAM, or an ability and willingness to become an Accredited Person.
  • Ability to build and nurture client relationships
  • Ability to work as part of a biodiversity team
  • Ability to manage simultaneous projects
  • Ability to manage budgets and meet deadlines
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Current drivers licence
  • Knowledge of WHS obligations and responsibilities relevant to the role

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