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Jacobs Associate Ecologist in North Sydney, Australia

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Our clients trust Jacobs to help solve their most complex challenges in ways which deliver positive environmental outcomes. As environmental consultants, we partner with the broader Jacobs business to deliver leading expertise on new infrastructure projects, sustainability and environmental initiatives, and technically innovative studies around the globe.

Bring your creativity, collaborative spirit and attention to detail, and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfil what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow, together.

The Jacobs Ecology team deliver complex and technically challenging local and national projects for clients involved in a wide range of infrastructure and development activities, including state and national public utilities, large-scale environmental initiatives, renewable energy projects, transport infrastructure, resources and energy projects and large scale environmental management programs. We are seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Ecologist to our New South Wales Ecology team as we continue to build our national practice. You will provide key technical input to a range of ecological projects across various industry sectors, working as part of our established team. Your skills and experience will assist in the development of junior staff within the team.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

As an experienced terrestrial Ecologist; you will have a good understanding of environmental science; New South Wales and national legislative requirements and industry practices relevant to the field of ecology; experience with delivering ecology-related projects; strong technical report writing and data collation skills. Other key requirements for the role include:

  • Tertiary qualification in Ecology or Environmental Science related discipline and BAM accreditation

  • Field survey experience – planning, mobilising and managing health and safety risks

  • Driver’s license essential, 4wd experience and accreditation preferable

  • Some experience in GIS, field mapping and developing and managing spatial datasets would be looked upon favourably

  • Working knowledge and experience with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

  • Working knowledge of New South Wales legislative requirements for the removal of native vegetation.

  • Good botany skills would be looked upon very favourably

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we support your personal life and career journeys. From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions, we're committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we've gone beyond traditional ways of working to help you uncover a working arrangement that delivers the flexibility, tools and space to maximise your potential.

We're the 2023 winners of the Consult Australia People First Award for our suite of employee benefits that support all our employees in all stages of their personal and professional lives.

For the 6 th consecutive year, we've been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia). In New Zealand, we're a founding member of The Diversity Agenda and are committed to making our industry more inclusive and diverse. In Australia, our Reconciliation journey continues to be a considerable focus across all levels of the Jacobs community as we progress our Innovate level Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our Bronze Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI+ inclusion recognises our progress in creating an environment where our Jacobs employees can bring their whole selves to work.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we're inclusive, we're more connected, and if diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our eight global Jacobs employee networks centred on driving inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and our Women’s Network – find out more about our Jacobs Employee Networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity)

No matter what drives you, you'll discover a way to cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We're an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are invited to nominate a cultural representative to participate on the interview panel; please let your recruiter know in your application.


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Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from marginalised or underrepresented backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Jacobs, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align with every requirement in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

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