Senior Ecologist (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: North East Link Project

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/VG/20356X

Reference: VG/VG/20356X

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Oversee the Tree Canopy Replacement Program on Victoria's largest infrastructure project. Join a multi-disciplinary team that will change the way people move around Melbourne


About North East Link

The North East Link Project will connect the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network, while increasing the capacity of the Eastern Freeway. It will slash travel times, get trucks off local roads and link key growth areas in the north and south-east.

About the opportunity

Be part of a transformative infrastructure project for Victoria, with an exciting role in the North East Link Project (NELP) Land, Planning and Environment team.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Environment and Sustainability, the Senior Ecologist is primarily responsible for overseeing the Tree Canopy Replacement Program. This role ensures the specified delivery package is compliant with federal, state, and local regulations and NELP obligations, while taking into consideration community expectations for these works.

As an experienced Ecologist with strong exposure to arboriculture, you'll work across multiple project packages, managing and advising on protected species salvage and relocation, native vegetation clearing and the tree planting program. You'll enjoy working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders as you deliver a program that will see over 30,000 new trees planted.

You'll use your strong knowledge of the relevant legislation to review and prepare technical documentation including assessments, management plans and environmental approvals. Your strong communication skills and attention to detail will allow you to provide informative and strategic advice to senior management and government departments on ecologic and arboriculture requirements for approvals process and compliance obligations.

Travel and time spent at a future site office will be requirement of this position.

About You:

It is anticipated the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in the delivery of technical advice on complex ecological and arboriculture matters with demonstrable knowledge of the relevant legislation
  • Exposure to design drawings, GIS plans and Webmap applications
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Formal qualifications in a relevant discipline




Our commitment to creating a workplace that inspires you, engages you and grows you is strong – we want you to be a powerful contributor to this wonderfully diverse and dynamic organisation. Our offering continues to grow but here is what we already have in store for you:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Annual salary increase and leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements available (including ability to purchase additional leave)
  • Team benefits discount card at a variety of restaurants and cafes
  • Access to discounted public transport

How to apply

To apply please submit a cover letter and CV via the link

 All interviews will be conducted remotely. For a confidential discussion contact Matt Lloyd, Talent Acquisition Partner on 03 9655 6456


Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 27th September 2021.


Our advertisement is only intended for individuals interested in employment with NELP. Recruitment agencies need not contact.

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of the Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that a diverse and inclusive culture brings for our employees and in turn, encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with a disability and others from under-represented backgrounds to apply

Senior Ecologist (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years

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03 9655 6456 | matt.lloyd@northeastlink.vic.gov.au

Senior Ecologist (VPSG5)