Zoology Team Leader

The Opportunity

Our well-established and growing team requires a Senior-Principal level Zoologist to establish a new role of Zoology Team Leader. 

As the inaugural placement in this new role for the FVC business, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to put their stamp on the position, and lead the growth of this new team. 

The role will require the following contributions: 

  • Leading, mentoring, coaching and contributing to the career development of the Zoology team 
  • Growing the Zoology team via recruitment efforts 
  • Leading and co-ordinating personnel contributing to zoological scopes of work 
  • Project management of individual projects for fauna assessments, monitoring and related scopes of work 
  • Over-arching management of the portfolio of zoological projects, including appropriate prioritisation and delegation 
  • Client relationship management  
  • Financial management of projects and budgets 
  • Tenders, proposals and quotes for zoological scopes of work 
  • Leading the delivery of zoological projects, and taking ultimate responsibility for: 
  • Study planning 
  • HSE, travel and logistics for field trips 
  • Field surveys/monitoring 
  • Managing relevant sub-consultants 
  • Technical reporting 
  • Technical review of assessment, monitoring and related reports 
  • Other contributions to technical delivery of zoological projects, which may include: 
  • Field participation 
  • Data management 
  • GIS/mapping 
  • Assistance, as necessary, with the various technical and project management functions in technical teams outside the Zoology team 

A remuneration package commensurate with experience level, inclusive of incentive bonuses applies to this role. 

Depending on experience and aspirations, there are also opportunities for contributions to: 

  • Environmental impact assessments and environmental management projects 
  • Botanical/flora and vegetation studies 
  • Business development and marketing 
  • Leadership of broader business operations and strategy 

About You

To be considered for this role, you will be able to demonstrate: 

  • relevant tertiary qualification (degree minimum) in zoology, ecology, biological science, environmental science or equivalent 
  • demonstrated familiarity with current Technical Guidance for fauna surveys 
  • proven track record in an environmental consulting team 
  • the ability to lead fauna assessments and monitoring programs, and undertake small assessments independently  
  • willingness to travel for some field assessments, including to remote locations 
  • familiarity with the fauna of Western Australia in various bioregions 
  • sounds understanding and experience in the application of the methodologies for targeted survey of the various conservation-significant fauna and faunal groups in Western Australia 
  • experience in the preparation of technical biological assessment reports 
  • excellent written communication skills 
  • current Western Australian C-class driver’s licence 
  • take pride in delivering high-quality outputs 
  • enjoy being part of a high-performing and supportive team 
  • a can-do attitude and willingness to work harmoniously with valued clients and a high-performing and supportive team  

Candidates who meet the following criteria will be highly regarded: 

  • capabilities in the use of GIS software and spatial data management 
  • knowledge of and/or experience in botanical assessments, in addition to zoological expertise 
  • environmental impact assessment and approvals experience 

If you would like to explore opportunities, or simply get in touch for a confidential discussion, please email a CV and cover letter to admin@focusedvision.com.au

Please note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted and applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered