Senior Ecologist

Stantec Australia

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Senior Ecologist - ( 230003QJ )


Due to further growth, we are seeking a Senior Ecologist to join our dynamic team in our Melbourne office. You will step into a friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables to our clients.

About the role:

Founded on your expertise in the fields of ecology, environmental science, and management, you will contribute to the consultancy work of the Ecology Team within the Environment and Geosciences Group through the delivery of projects in a safe, efficient, cost-effective and timely manner. You will actively support the project managers and team leaders by undertaking research, field investigations and preparation of reports in scientific areas of ecology and environmental approvals. You will ensure project outcomes based on scoped objectives, deadlines and budgets are met and managed appropriately, with the application of sound technical knowledge and quality-assured data. Key to the role will be the responsibility for managing client relationships, delivery of high-quality technical work, problem solving and team engagement.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Displaying expertise in the fields of ecology, environmental science, environmental management, and environmental approvals

  • Providing technical advice to a variety of infrastructure and natural resource management projects for private and public sector clients

  • Planning, leading and implementing scientific research and field investigations as required in specialist technical areas (including ecology, environmental management, regulatory approvals)

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

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

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

  • Preparation of technical reports by utilising conventional standards expected for scientific reporting

  • Maintaining key relationships with internal and external clients while actively pursuing new business opportunities

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

  • Provision of technical ecological guidance to the group as required.

  • Prepare and contribute to proposal and bids to support business development activities.

  • Prioritise work with the team to meet business and project delivery needs

  • Uphold and promote the culture and values of Stantec in all undertakings.

  • Complete all work in line with Stantec Core Values and in accordance with the Stantec Quality, Safety & Environment Systems and Project Quality Procedures.

  • Minimise and control risk by commitment to the Stantec Quality, Health & Safety programmes and ensuring proactive use of our project management systems.

  • Other duties as reasonably required.

To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Natural Resource Management Environmental Science or related discipline

  • 5 to 10 years practical, post-graduate experience, preferably gained within a consulting or infrastructure sector, Local Government or regulatory agency.

  • Knowledge of Victorian flora, fauna, and ecosystems and experience in undertaking field surveys including Vegetation Quality Assessments and targeted species surveys

  • Understanding of Victorian and Federal environmental approvals (e.g. EPBC Act, EE Act, FFG Act, P&E Act, EPA)

  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to build client relationships and liaise with stakeholders

  • Experience in construction environmental management and the preparation of environmental management plans

  • Willingness to work in regional Victoria or interstate as required.

  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol testing and obtain a police clearance

  • A reasonable level of physical fitness along with flexibility to travel, as field work will be involved.

  • Hold a current valid Drivers Licence.

So, what do we offer to enable your next career step?

With an attractive salary and vibrant culture, we offer many benefits to ensure your professional development and wellbeing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements – Including options to work part time, on school holiday term contracts, and to work from home and/or remotely

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs and training

  • Purchasing up to four weeks additional leave

  • Professional Registration and Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI) and Salary Packaging

  • Employee Resource Groups such as Women@Stantec and Pride@Stantec, with the aim to achieve a genuinely inclusive and diverse workforce

  • Connecting employees across Stantec through our Developing Professionals Group

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs including Employee Assistance Program

  • Service Recognition Awards

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 26,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across sectors and industries to bring water, transport, energy, architecture, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a nearly 200-year history. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

It's our people that sets us apart … and we hope that includes you.

How to apply

Please submit your most recent CV outlining your experience relevant to this role by following the ‘apply’ link.


  • Tertiary qualification in Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Natural Resource Management Environmental Science or related discipline

Primary Location : Australia-Victoria-Melbourne

Work Locations :

Melbourne Swanston St VIC

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Sep 12, 2023, 10:46:06 PM

Req ID: 230003QJ

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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