Ecologist – Permanent

Are you a passionate ecologist looking to belong to a team making a positive contribution towards a sustainable future?

About us:

GeoLINK is a multi-disciplinary environmental management and design consultancy established in Northern NSW 30 years ago, with offices in Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Lennox Head and Lismore. Our principal services are planning, environmental assessment, ecology, civil and environmental engineering and urban design. Our objective is to provide solutions that help our clients plan, manage and enhance the urban and natural environment to create communities that are more liveable, sustainable and responsible.

About the role:

We are looking for a highly motivated ecologist to join the GeoLINK team.  We have an experienced and well respected team of ecologists and we are looking to bolster our capacity.

The successful candidate will have the option of being based in either our Lennox Head, Lismore, Armidale or Coffs Harbour office.  The role is permanent with negotiable work hours (part time or full time).

The ecologist role is diverse and interesting – some days you will undertake ecological desktop assessments, other days you might perform field investigations in a variety of terrestrial ecosystems. We will ask you to provide high level reporting and specialist ecological advice to identify environmental constraints and opportunities across a variety of projects. You will work on development applications; REFs; EISs; and various management and monitoring plans.

You will work within (and potentially lead) multi-disciplinary teams in the management and delivery of projects.  Exceptional communication skills will be essential to develop contacts and networks to assist marketing and development of business.

We can offer you:

  • Flexible work design to support work/life balance
  • An interesting and challenging role
  • A friendly team of experienced and dedicated environmental professionals
  • Great professional development
  • Attractive remuneration commensurate with your experience – our goal is the right person in the role!

About you:

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • A great attitude
  • Team fit to work with our relaxed yet professional team
  • Adaptable skills
  • A commitment to getting the job done
  • PLUS either the experience OR capability and potential to tick these boxes – tell us how your skills will help you get the job done:
  • Three (3) years of experience in environmental/ecological consulting or a relevant role. Please note we are also interested in candidates who have more experience in this field of expertise.  The remuneration for this role is negotiable and will be commensurate with your experience.
  • Ability to write clear, concise and scientifically accurate reports.
  • Knowledge and experience in the delivery of ecological field surveys and statutory assessments for flora and fauna.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying relevant environmental legislation.
  • High level fauna and botanical skills including: identification; vegetation community mapping; and biometrics.
  • Project management experience including: resource planning; tendering; and financial budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Confidence and self-discipline to perform complex tasks and deliver outcomes with minimal supervision.
  • Be available to travel away from home for extended periods of time.
  • Current Driver License (including the ability to drive a manual vehicle).

Additional desirable criteria:

  • Intermediate GIS skills (preferably ArcGIS) for mapping production/spatial analysis.
  • BAM Accreditation.
  • Knowledge of NSW New England Tablelands, NSW Western Slopes and Plains, NSW North Coast and Mid North Coast region flora/fauna.
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in Bushfire Assessment.

Application instructions:

If you are an Australian resident seeking to work in an ethical and environmentally conscious company, with a friendly team, who love their job, we want to hear from you!

To apply for the ecologist position, please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your resume to Bridget Ramunno at, or submit via the job advertisement on the SEEK website.

A position description can be viewed on our website For further information, please contact Simon Williams, Director on 02 6772 0454.

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 28 May 2021.

GeoLINK Ecologist – Position Description

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