First listed on: 31 August 2023

Senior Advisor / Project Manager – Ecological Assessment Renewables


Advertiser: Nature Advisory Pty Ltd
Location: Nature Advisory Offices in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne
Ref: 2023-19

Nature Advisory Pty Ltd is an employee-owned specialist consulting ecological company, providing expert advice, field services, and reporting to organisations, governments and private clients on a range of ecosystem monitoring and management projects. 

We specialise in renewable energy development impact assessments and seek to ensure environmental impacts from these projects are minimised. This allows us to make a positive contribution to conserving environmental values while supporting the growth of the renewable energy sector. As an environmental firm, it’s also important to us that the impact of our own operations are carbon neutral.  

We are dedicated to a team culture of fun, flexibility, and reduced workplace stress. We will work with you to build upon your personal strengths and ambitions and enable you to explore your special interests. We are heavily involved in innovation in the field using high tech methodologies including AI, highly trained dogs and remote sensing. Our workplace is pet friendly, relaxed, and highly team orientated. We have regular work social functions and a genuine sense of camaraderie. 

We are the leading provider of ecological services to the wind energy industry and primarily work throughout Australia’s eastern states. We specialise in pre-construction ecological impact assessments, identifying relevant issues, implementing appropriate monitoring, and creating workable alternatives to avoid, minimise and mitigate impacts on flora and fauna, including  bird and bats. We design and deliver field services, prepare technical reports and assist clients through the regulatory process. We also have expertise in post-construction monitoring, implementing routine surveys, responding to impacts upon threatened species and undertaking targeted surveys. The renewable energy industry is a rapidly growing sector in Australia where we as environmental consultants, can have a major influence by informing key environmental decisions based on scientific data during the planning phase of a development. In addition to onshore renewable energy, we had a strong team to embark on the offshore wind energy voyage. 

Do you want to work with other people dedicated to making a positive contribution in conserving and protecting environmental values whilst also helping Australia’s quest to move towards a renewable energy future?

Would you like of be part of our exciting team, chosen as much for their sense of fun and teamwork as their technical expertise? Would you like to work with us to develop your career, skills, and special interests? Would you like to chance to be involved in new and innovative monitoring and assessment techniques?

With our increasing workload ecological services to the wind energy industry, we are seeking a qualified and experienced Senior Advisor / Project Manager to contribute to our growing practice.  The successful candidate will design and coordinate ecological field studies throughout Victoria and other states to assess sites considered for wind and renewable energy projects. In your role you would also provide advice in the development of layout and other measures to mitigate the impact of these developments.

The job market is tight. We offer similar pay and conditions to other consultancies, but we also offer flexibility, career building, a great workplace, and an innovative and exciting approach to our scientific work. Contact us if you would like a change in your career and if you are ready to move to a more exciting and enjoyable workplace.

The role will include:

  • Lead and coordinate wind energy facilities ecological assessments throughout Victoria, and potentially other states 
  • Data management, data interpretation and reporting; 
  • Preparation and review of reports to inform the approval process for developments through local, state and
    federal government instrumentalities. 
  • Providing high level advice to clients on ecological matters
  • Attractive salary commensurate with skills and experience;
  • Five weeks annual leave each year; 
  • Flexible working conditions; and
  • Mentoring and options for career progression.

The ideal candidate for this position will have: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in disciplines related to ecology;
  • Comprehensive fieldwork experience;
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in an ecological consulting role or similar;
  • Strong ecological data and interpretation experience;
  • High quality reporting skills;
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as within a team.

The role is a permanent position within Nature Advisory. We will tailor the role to suit the right candidate. This includes an attractive salary commensurate with skills and experience, five weeks annual leave each year, and flexible working conditions and, over time, the ability to purchase shares in the company.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to join a diverse and friendly team of ecologists  committed to a high standard of technical work and client service.  

How to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the key position criteria to: Attn: Rebecca Spence – with the subject line Ref: 2023-13 Senior Advisor Wind Energy 

If you think you have the skills and interest to fill this position or would like to discuss the position, we would be very happy to speak with you. Please call Bernard O’Callaghan on 0437 711 328.

Closing date: 23 September 2023 (earlier applications are encouraged)

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