Ecology – WA State Lead

Date Job Posted: May 7, 2024
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Type: Engaged
  • Job #183
  • Salary: $160,000

About JBS&G

JBS&G is a national environmental consultancy that’s been in the game for more than 25 years, currently employing more than 250 professionals across Australia. We offer a range of environmental services including ecological services, contaminated land assessment, groundwater remediation, environmental assessment and approvals, fire management, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement and ESG. We have a reputation for delivering exceptional outcomes in our chosen fields, and this is reflected in the scale of the company’s projects across all of Australia and overseas. Our team work hard to achieve exceptional outcomes in all aspects of environmental consulting. We’re also a proud equal employment opportunity employer with a dynamic philanthropic program to support causes protecting and enhancing human health and environment.

 

The role

Reporting to the Regional Manager (WA & NT), the role will be responsible for leading and growing our Ecology Service Area. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated leadership attributes and experience leading teams and at least 10 years’ experience undertaking (or leading) botanical and ecological assessments in WA.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Providing team leadership and pastoral care to develop, guide, mentor and grow the team.
  • Overseeing the success of the team ensuring exceptional outcomes are achieved for our clients.
  • Achieving service growth targets based on the defined strategy.
  • Providing insightful input and market analytics to operational planning and marketing activities.
  • Overseeing the design and conduct of ecological surveys (flora & vegetation, fauna & habitat assessments) and monitoring.
  • Managing client relationships, projects, budgets and timelines.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing ecological reports and providing technical advice and input on impact assessments.
  • Engaging with Agencies and stakeholders.
You will be mostly office based in our new Perth CBD premises with occasional field work servicing both long term and new clients in the metro region and the Pilbara, Southwest and Midwest regions.

You will bring the right level of leadership and technical expertise and:

  • A tertiary qualification (botany, zoology, conservation biology, environmental science or equivalent).
  • A collaborative, impactful, safe and supportive leadership and working style.
  • Ability to build and retain a strong culture through effectively leading people.
  • Commercial acumen relating to consulting, project management and business development.
  • Ability to lead by example and demonstrate a strong sense of integrity, ethics and dependability.
  • Proven ability to manage talent processes and risks.
  • In-depth knowledge of the environmental consultancy market and sectors, and key skills and attributes employees will require to work in the industry.
  • Strategic thinking, planning and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and achieve company strategic growth goals.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent and accurate reporting writing and communication skills.
  • A willingness to do fieldwork from time to time.
  • Experience in key legislation (e.g. EPBC Act, EP Act WA, BC Act WA) and relevant agency (EPA, DCCEEW, DBCA) guidelines
  • Holder of a current WA ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.
  • GIS skills/experience highly desirable but not essential.

An exceptional career

At the heart of everything we do is our culture of ‘Care and Trust’. It’s reflected in the way we treat each other, the way we contribute to the success of the company, the way the company looks after us and the way we engage with our clients. We pride ourselves on providing high quality advice for our clients across land development, mining, oil & gas, and renewable energy.

We employ people who are role models to their colleagues and only operate in alignment with our core values, whilst promoting an inclusive and fun workplace and working safely. By joining us, you will be given the tools and support to grow your leadership and ecology career with established industry and client relationships, interesting projects, collaboration and idea generation. We also offer:

 

  • Opportunity to help build and shape an expanding ecology team.
  • Involvement in a variety of ecological projects across a range of industry sectors and regions.
  • A balanced amount of office-based work throughout the year with fieldwork thrown in if desired.
  • Fun and friendly work environment.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Time off in lieu (or a payment) and living away from home allowance.
  • 4 weeks leave plus the opportunity to purchase 4 additional weeks.
  • An employee share scheme.
  • Use of innovative digital and creative solutions.
  • Competitive remuneration and other incentives.
  • Industry leading gender-neutral paid parental leave and paid partner leave.
  • Wellbeing initiatives including subsidised gym memberships, EAP support, social club.
  • Dynamic philanthropic program to support causes protecting and enhancing human health and environment.
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