Senior Marine / Aquatic Ecologist

Stantec Australia

Location: Wollongong

Job Type: Full time


Senior Marine / Aquatic Ecologist - ( 23000193 )


About the role

Our Environment team provides strategic and practical solutions to clients with environmental management challenges. We are currently seeking a Senior Marine / Aquatic Ecologist with marine or freshwater experience to join our team. You will benefit from being part of a national Ecology and Environmental Services team that has industry experts across Marine, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology and a range of exciting projects across the Asia Pacific Region.

This role will ideally be based in our Sydney office (St Leonards), however Newcastle or Wollongong based candidates will also be considered. We offer flexibility such as work from home, staggered hours as well as additional Purchased Leave options to balance your career and family life. Our supportive work environment allows you to tailor your career path ensuring planned investment into your training and development as well as access to long term career opportunities.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Displaying expertise in the fields of marine and freshwater ecology including experimental design and statistical analyses

  • Planning, leading and implementing estuarine, marine and /or freshwater field studies

  • Managing your own small to medium sized projects from end-to-end

  • Undertaking desktop research

  • Demonstrating a solid understanding of environmental legislation and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current industry standards, practices, environmental legislation and approvals processes

  • Ensuring work output is of a technically high standard and activities are commercially viable

  • Technical report writing utilising conventional standards expected for scientific reporting

  • Acting as a professional mentor to junior staff and assisting with their professional development

  • Assisting with the preparation and processing of tender documentation

To be successful for this role you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Marine or Freshwater Ecology / Biology, Marine Science or equivalent

  • Qualifications and experience in scientific diving (or equivalent) and Coxswains certification desirable

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis

  • Well-developed fieldwork skills including leading field teams with specific knowledge in intertidal, subtidal and offshore field survey methods

  • Experience with the full tender process including drafting proposals and responding to RFQ’s

  • Knowledge of freshwater field survey methods such as electrofishing, AUSRIVAS protocols and macroinvertebrate identification desirable

  • GIS and habitat mapping skills using ArcGIS or similar highly desirable

  • Knowledge of NSW and Federal planning and environment legislation

  • Strong commercial acumen to financially manage projects and seek out new opportunities

  • Flexibility to travel occasionally

Physical Requirements

  • Position includes both office and field work and the applicant must be physically able to stand and work in the field including in remote areas for extended periods of time.

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary, we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development and wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements – Including work from home opportunities, provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • Professional Registrations and Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their immediate family members

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 25,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life.

Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, please apply via the link below.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Marine or Freshwater Ecology / Biology, Marine Science or equivalent

  • Qualifications and experience in scientific diving (or equivalent) and Coxswains certification desirable

Primary Location : Australia-New South Wales-St. Leonards

Other Locations : Australia-New South Wales-Newcastle, Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Mar 13, 2023, 10:53:11 PM

Req ID: 23000193

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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