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Professional / Senior Ecologist

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Professional / Senior Ecologist

JobID: 23339-1209317

Location: Melbourne, AUS

Description: **Business Line** Environment

**Position Title** Professional / Senior Ecologist

Australia - Victoria


**Job Summary**

AECOM's Melbourne Impact Assessment and Permitting team is the lead provider of major transport and critical infrastructure planning advice and impact assessments in Victoria. We are looking for an experienced botanist / ecologist to join our high performing team.

The role will involve assisting in the delivery of high-quality botanical surveys, monitoring programs and technical advice to our clients. Critical to the applicant’s success in the role will be their ability to participate in field-based work, collect and analyse ecological data and prepare accurate, clear and concise reports in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Additionally, candidates must be adaptable and willing to diversify their skillsets by assisting the broader Impact Assessment and Permitting team on an as-needs basis. This role will; require the applicant to have current accreditation for vegetation quality (habitat-hectares) assessments.

Some of your key responsibilities include;

+ Drafting formal ecological reports, proposals, tender documents and correspondence

+ Conducting field surveys with a particular focus on botany

+ Apply sampling strategies and employing a range of survey techniques

+ Ability to travel to and undertake field work in remote areas with minimal support, potentially for extended periods of time

+ Carry out ecological and environmental impact assessments

+ Provide high level scientific report writing, incorporating relevant policy and legislation requirements, ecological impact assessment, monitoring and issuing recommendations

+ Keeping abreast of new policies and legislation relating to biodiversity

+ Ability to manage projects (or components of) and budgets to meet time and resource requirements

+ Develop and maintain positive relationship with clients to enhance client retention and growth

+ Identify further opportunities with client and cross-sell AECOM services where appropriate

**Minimum Requirements**

* Appropriate tertiary qualification (Environmental Science, Ecology, Botany, or similar)

* Current habitat-hectare assessment accreditation

* 4- 8 years relevant professional experience

* Previous ecological consulting experience, particularly related to flora

* Demonstrated experience in ecological survey work in Victoria

* Quality and productivity in execution of duties and responsibilities as outlined previously

**Preferred Qualifications**


**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Engineering - Environmental_

**_Country_** _Australia_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _171568BR_


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