Senior Ecologist/Botanist


Australia - Victoria, Melbourne

Job Summary

AECOM’s Natural Resource Practice in Melbourne has an exciting opportunity for a full time or part time senior level ecologist with 4 -10 years’ experience to join our team. AECOM offers an opportunity for technical growth by working across a diverse range of environments both in Victorian and interstate. You will also have the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team as well lead projects of all sizes for a diverse selection of clients. You will often be required to provide ecological consultancy and advisory services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to both internal and external clients. AECOMs Freedom to Grow program offers potential flexibility to the preferred candidate to partially work remotely and/or from home.

About the role

  • Working as part of an established team of AECOM ecologists;

  • Field-based ecology survey work, including vegetation mapping, ecological monitoring, targeted threatened flora and fauna survey and Vegetation Quality Assessments using the DELWP Habitat Hectares method;

  • Leading projects across a wide range of ecological disciplines and clients;

  • Ecological impact assessment and offsetting for a range of projects and scale;

  • Supporting internal clients with delivering the ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;

  • Working independently, or with other ecologists and professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of ecology surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impacts assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies;

  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of successfully working in ecology consultancy including through client liaison, within multi-disciplinary teams and completion of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets;

  • Undergraduate degree classification in environmental science, natural resource management or similar;

  • Experience undertaking Habitat Hectare assessments (VQA accreditation preferable);

  • Excellent field skills and experience conducting vegetation surveys in a broad range of environments, particularly within Victoria;

  • Proven experience of habitat, and protected species surveys;

  • Experience with GIS desktop and data collection packages such as ESRI ArcGIS

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable)

  • Victorian driving licence and capacity to work outdoors on short and extended field programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject

  • Working knowledge of Commonwealth and Victorian environmental legislation relating to environment and a understanding of the relevant planning systems (e.g. EPBC Act, FFG Act, Planning and Environment Act);

  • Ability to assist on interstate field work (if necessary)

  • Consulting experience is desirable but not essential

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


Australia - Victoria, Melbourne

Job Summary

AECOM’s Natural Resource Practice in Melbourne has an exciting opportunity for a full time or part time senior level ecologist with 4 -10 years’ experience to join our team. AECOM offers an opportunity for technical growth by working across a diverse range of environments both in Victorian and interstate. You will also have the opportunity to contribute as part of an established team as well lead projects of all sizes for a diverse selection of clients. You will often be required to provide ecological consultancy and advisory services as part of a multi-disciplinary team to both internal and external clients. AECOMs Freedom to Grow program offers potential flexibility to the preferred candidate to partially work remotely and/or from home.

About the role

  • Working as part of an established team of AECOM ecologists;

  • Field-based ecology survey work, including vegetation mapping, ecological monitoring, targeted threatened flora and fauna survey and Vegetation Quality Assessments using the DELWP Habitat Hectares method;

  • Leading projects across a wide range of ecological disciplines and clients;

  • Ecological impact assessment and offsetting for a range of projects and scale;

  • Supporting internal clients with delivering the ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;

  • Working independently, or with other ecologists and professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of ecology surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impacts assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies;

  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological and Environmental Impact Assessment projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of successfully working in ecology consultancy including through client liaison, within multi-disciplinary teams and completion of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets;

  • Undergraduate degree classification in environmental science, natural resource management or similar;

  • Experience undertaking Habitat Hectare assessments (VQA accreditation preferable);

  • Excellent field skills and experience conducting vegetation surveys in a broad range of environments, particularly within Victoria;

  • Proven experience of habitat, and protected species surveys;

  • Experience with GIS desktop and data collection packages such as ESRI ArcGIS

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable)

  • Victorian driving licence and capacity to work outdoors on short and extended field programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject

  • Working knowledge of Commonwealth and Victorian environmental legislation relating to environment and a understanding of the relevant planning systems (e.g. EPBC Act, FFG Act, Planning and Environment Act);

  • Ability to assist on interstate field work (if necessary)

  • Consulting experience is desirable but not essential

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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