AECOM Lead Ecologist in Brisbane, Australia
Australia - Queensland, Brisbane
Looking to take the next step in your career, to broaden your experience or to further develop existing skills?
AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Ecologist to join our established and growing Natural Resources workgroup in the Brisbane Environment Group. As the ecology team lead, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating the workload of the group, developing and mentoring the team and determining the strategy and direction as part of the broader environment group and a key part of a national technical team. You will be supporting a growing range of projects within the renewable, Defence and resource sectors with your time flexibly divided between field and office, allowing for data collection and interrogation, client liaison, project management and technical report delivery / approval predominately across Queensland.
AECOM has a significant pipeline of work and is looking for a proactive driven individual to support our ongoing success and to help us continue to grow and develop. There may also be the opportunity to provide a national lead role for the right candidate.
About the role
Project management of ecology projects
Develop and maintain technical networks
Team development and mentoring
Resource management and strategic planning
Flora and/or fauna species identification
Technical reporting and impact assessment
Client liaison and assisting with proposals
Coordinate/deliver terrestrial ecology field surveys.
A minimum of five years of relevant ecological experience in Queensland, with prior consulting and team leadership experience preferable
Experience developing and delivering ecological field programs including baseline and targeted surveys
Experience in successfully managing projects to deliver high quality outcomes
Class C, open licence required and experience with 4WD desirable
Strong people and communication skills
Ability and willingness to travel as required, including working remotely in the field, often in rural Queensland.
Bachelor’s degree in Science, specialising in ecology/environmental science
Post graduate qualification – highly regarded
Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data management systems
Qualified to perform protected plants surveys desirable.
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.
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Job Category Ecology
Business Line Environment
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 195371BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.