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Ecologist

Total Earth Care

Would you like the opportunity to be part of a close knit experienced team whilst still being part of a larger company? At Total Earth Care we can provide you with a unique opportunity to take projects through from start to finish including quoting, inception, fieldwork and reporting. All staff are given ownership of their own projects whilst working closely with and being supported by the consulting team furthering learning opportunities. Dependent on the project we are also able to work with and learn from our broader team of professionals within the company including restoration and rehabilitation specialists & archaeologists with over 30 years of experience. Our broad range of project types also mean that you will never be pigeonholed and will never stop learning! We also encourage and support training opportunities if there are new areas you want to move into or skills that you want to develop. A unique opportunity not to be missed with a specialist ecological company!

Flexible working arrangements (Work From Home or Work From Office based at Warriewood – depending on the area you live in)

about us

Total Earth Care is your “one-stop environmental shop” that provides environmental & civil planning, management, and on-ground solutions. Since our incorporation in 1991, we have pioneered ecological restoration and environmental rehabilitation techniques in the Sydney region and have grown to become a multi-disciplinary company providing a range of specialist services across Australia.

Our main focus is to become a leading ecological consulting team renowned for our strong ethical values and integrity.

  • Are you interested in working with a supportive team of like-minded leaders in the industry?
  • Would you like to work for a company that values employee development and aligns its profits with purpose?
  • Do you want flexible and friendly working arrangements? If yes, then get in touch!

Total Earth Care is currently recruiting for an Experienced Ecologist with a minimum of two years’ experience to join our Environmental Consulting team.

This position is for full-time employment.

You will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of reports including:
    • Flora and Fauna Impact Assessments;
    • Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plans;
    • Development Opportunities and Constraints Reports;
    • Provide assistance in the development of Biodiversity Development Assessment Reports (BDARs), Biodiversity Certification Assessment Reports (BCARs), and Biodiversity Stewardship Site Assessment Reports (BSSARs);
    • Species Impact Statements; and
    • EPBC Act referrals.
  • Conducting Flora and Fauna surveys;
  • Preparation of tender documentation and quotes;
  • Marketing Consulting Division services to procure projects and ensure a constant flow of projects for the Division; but also
  • Marketing services provided across all divisions of TEC where possible to assist in procuring projects across the company.

Essential:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Environmental Consulting or in a relevant government position;
  • Knowledge of NSW environmental legislation and key aspects of policy – especially the NSW Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016;
  • Intimate knowledge of NSW environmental approval process, specially part IV and V of Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016;
  • Bachelor of Botany/Science/Environmental Science/Applied Science/Natural Resource Management or equivalent in a related discipline;
  • Strong working knowledge of terrestrial ecology, environmental impact assessment, NSW environmental planning, and legislation;
  • A demonstrated ability to write fluently and concisely in a scientific manner. This would normally be in the form of ecological assessment report/s and or vegetation/bushland management plans;
  • Strong Flora Identification within NSW
  • Experience in the performance of ecological field surveys – particularly terrestrial flora and fauna surveys conducted in the Sydney Basin;
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project Management skills; and
  • Experience and abilities in ArcGIS or QGIS mapping.

Desirable:

  • BAM Accreditation;
  • Desirable environmental law experience or degree;
  • Experience in bush regeneration and a genuine understanding of bushland management principles within the Sydney metropolitan area;
  • Experience and qualifications in animal handling;
  • Experience with Planning for Bush Fire Protection (2006);
  • Arboricultural qualifications and/or experience; and
  • Working knowledge of the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 and relevant weed controls.

A position description is attached.

For more information, contact the Environmental Consulting Division team directly for a confidential conversation on (02) 9913 1432.

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