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Technical Director, Ecology

GHD Pty Ltd - Sydney, NSW

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We are seeking a highly motivated Technical Director Botanist/Ecologist to join our high performing team. The role is focused on NSW and comprises a variety of ecological professional service tasks. Whilst the team is Sydney-based, we are flexible as to your location - we deliver projects throughout NSW.

Our diverse client base means we work on a wide variety of interesting projects from small-scale developments to large multi-disciplinary projects. As part of a larger team of ecologists, you will get the opportunity to work collaboratively with a diverse group of botanists and zoologists as well as planners and other environmental professionals. Working for a large business with offices across Australia there is also opportunity to work on a range of interesting and wide-ranging interstate projects where you will be able to contribute as part of much bigger co-ordinated project teams.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Managing the delivery of biodiversity values and constraints assessments, impact and offset assessments and monitoring and management services related to project approvals and natural area management
• Technical direction of ecology team members in application of the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM)
• Biodiversity impact assessment and offsetting for high profile major projects and preparation of Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements
• Provision of advice and direction regarding relevant regulatory frameworks and project approval pathways
• Leading the delivery of proposals and technical reports for clients
• Managing and delivering projects on time and within budget and to required quality standards
• Maintaining relationships with clients and regulatory agencies
• Assisting in mentoring and training of junior staff

About you

To be eligible for this position, you should have:

• Between 10-20 years consulting experience in biodiversity impact assessment and offsetting
• Accreditation to apply the NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) or suitable skills and experience to be eligible to attain accreditation under the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme
• Demonstrated skills in leading the development and delivery of effective ecological assessment, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
• Demonstrated high level experience in botanical survey and vegetation management and experience in the application of the BAM
• Demonstrated skills in plant species, plant community type and threatened ecological community identification
• Strong knowledge of NSW and Commonwealth regulatory frameworks and policy with respect to listed threatened matters, biodiversity assessment, offsetting and management
• Well-developed interpersonal skills: a strong leader and team player who builds rapport with both internal & external stakeholders and is able to provide technical review and mentoring to less experienced team members


• Tertiary qualifications in botany, ecology or related discipline
• NSW Biodiversity Assessment Method accreditation (desirable)

Why GHD?

Being the best we can be is in our culture.
We are a family of smart, innovative and creative problem solvers. In our employee-owned company, everything feels like it matters more. Challenge us and help us come up with new solutions to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

Our commitment to you

Commitment is a powerful word that defines how we do business, how we serve our clients and how we care for one another. We will support your needs by giving you the tools to do your best work and then recognise achievements. We will set your curiosity free to allow brilliant minds to do their best work. We will invest in new ideas, removing barriers where we can. Finally, we will encourage you to collaborate with thousands of diverse people across our global business.

Who we are

We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanisation. GHD is a global professional services company that is a leader in engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, yet we are proudly 'One GHD' across more than 200 offices, spanning five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are passionate about building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.

Interested? Apply now.

We have streamlined our application process to make it easier for you and look forward to reviewing your application. At GHD, we only accept applications submitted online via the "apply" button and we will connect with you once we have reviewed your Resume and Cover Letter.

For any queries, please contact Ben Jenkins in our Talent Acquisition Team.
E: ben.jenkins@ghd.com

GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We respectfully ask that no agency resumes be presented at this stage.


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