Senior Ecologist / Botanist

Newcastle West, Australia Countrywide
10 Oct 2016
23 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is one of the world's leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. We specialise in architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and consulting. Our client portfolio includes industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Our NSW ecology team is engaged on a range of client projects across the state in both flora and fauna ecology. As a result of recent project wins, there is a position available for an experienced Ecologist/Botanist to assist with delivering the workload, be a key interface with clients and ensure deliverables are meeting our clients' expectations. In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting field surveys with a specialist focus on botany and vegetation survey;
  • Taxonomy - identifying and classifying organisms;
  • Applying sampling strategies and employing a range of survey techniques, such as: vegetation plots and transects, which would involve the use of), a Global Positioning Systems (GPS), as well as using desktop tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), aerial photograph interpretation, databases and maps;
  • Carrying out environmental impact assessments;
  • Carrying out research and monitoring along with analysing and interpreting data;
  • High level scientific report writing, incorporating relevant policy and legislation requirements, ecological impact assessment, monitoring and issuing recommendations;
  • Keeping abreast of new environmental policies and legislation relating to biodiversity;

About you

  • Degree qualified in environmental sciences, natural resource management or applied science
  • A solid work history in ecological fieldwork specialising in botany and vegetation
  • Consultancy background is highly desirable
  • Flexibility to travel, this may include overnight stays as required
  • This position can be based in Newcastle or Sydney

Why Jacobs

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Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.