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Umwelt offers the experience and insight gained from more than 4000 projects.

Umwelt’s growth and success is attributable to one key factor – our people! We invest highly in professional development and allow the opportunity for each employee to provide feedback in the direction of our business.

As experts in a variety of environmental disciplines, we are committed to collaborate in a workplace enabling inspired, innovative and cutting-edge solutions.

We have an excellent track record for successfully managing complex multidisciplinary and specialist studies for major strategic and development projects.

Although we have grown considerably over the last few years, Umwelt prides itself on the fact that we have been able to maintain a “small company feel” as well as a very positive and cooperative culture amongst our employees.


The advantage of choosing a career with Umwelt is best summarised by the feedback received at a recent staff development day:

  • high ethics / morals / standards;
  • diversity of work both in scale and complexity;
  • good reputation;
  • flexible work conditions;
  • work opportunities at regional, state, national and international levels;
  • supportive and friendly environment;
  • good staff interaction at social events and use of on-site gym facilities;
  • considerate leave entitlements (including parental leave); and
  • access to Company Directors.

Title: Principal Social Consultant/ Full-time
Location: Brisbane, QLD

We are currently seeking a Principal Social Consultant to join our social team. All our team are highly trained and experienced in undertaking social and community research, social impact assessment and engagement programs in all community contexts – urban and rural / remote communities – for a variety of scales of project and client (government, industry and community); and are fully aware of all relevant guidelines and principles around effective social and community practice both nationally and internationally.

Our team is led nationally by our Social Practice Lead and experienced SIA Practitioner – Dr Sheridan Coakes – who has over 20 years research and applied experience in the social science arena within Australia, having been involved in numerous high profile and policy and project development projects for both government and private sector clients.

The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Preparation of social assessments and investigations tailored to the needs of individual projects
  • Project leadership and management
  • Business development and marketing
  • Research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting of social and cultural issues
  • Development of, and implementation of, stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Social data collation, analysis and recording
  • Provision of strategic advice on social issues, stakeholder and community concerns and project and social impacts
  • Developing solutions to mitigate and enhance social impacts of projects
  • Understanding of relevant statutory, policy and guideline contexts of projects
  • Preparation of community awareness and education programs
  • Development of community materials to support SIA and engagement programs
  • Preparation of written briefings and reports
  • Active participation in project teams through the provision of ideas and feedback as appropriate

About you

We are seeking candidates who meet the following essential criteria:

  • A degree qualification in the Social Sciences – e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Human Geography, Anthropology, Social Planning, Political Science etc.
  • Previous consulting experience
  • Excellent project management capability
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • A sound understanding of Social Impact Assessment and Community Engagement Practice
  • Effective stakeholder and community engagement skills, with applied application
  • Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • A passion for integrating social practice in broader environmental and decision-making processes
  • Experience working in resource management sectors.

Benefits of working at Umwelt:

  • Flexible workplace
  • Opportunity to work with a leading social team
  • Opportunity to further the development of SIA nationally
  • Wellbeing and Employment Assistance Program support
  • Professional membership and development opportunities

We are a leading environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including resources, Defence, infrastructure, mining, industry and renewables. To learn more about what we do go to: www.umwelt.com.au

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

To discuss the role and/or the organisation you can contact Umwelt on (02) 4950 5322.

Applications close Friday 02 February 2018, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

Umwelt are wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted


Title: Senior/Principal Ecologist – Part-time / Full-time
Location: Canberra, ACT

Opportunity exists for a Senior/Principal Ecologist who is looking to progress their career in ecological consulting, based at our Canberra office.

  • Vibrant team culture
  • Make a difference
  • Diverse project opportunities

About the role:

Umwelt is seeking a Senior/Principal Ecologist who is looking to progress their career in ecological consulting, based at our Canberra office. Our ideal candidate would have previous experience as an ecological consultant, is experienced in and enjoys dealing with clients and managing projects and would have sound ecological survey, reporting and assessment skills.  Excellent staff-management skills, self-drive and enthusiasm are essential ingredients to continue the growth of the Canberra office’s ecology services in response to client demand. You will work closely with our Canberra Manager and National Ecology Leader to deliver quality project outcomes.

About you:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Senior/Principal Ecologist who has:

  • A degree/post graduate qualification in environmental science, botany, zoology, environmental management (or similar).
  • Sound technical ecological and project management skills including experience delivering ecological assessment and management projects in the ACT and NSW (Victoria desirable), as well as Commonwealth EPBC assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and undertaking ecological surveys, particularly flora survey and assessment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including clients, government agencies and councils, as well as other staff.
  • Experience as a reliable, communicative and proactive team member.
  • A high level of motivation and self-direction.
  • Previous experience in the collection and interpretation of biometric data and its use in the relevant state specific calculations in accordance with approved ACT and NSW methodologies.
  • Previous experience in Victorian biodiversity methodologies will be well regarded.

Desirably the applicant will also have:

  • Strong staff management and team co-ordination/leadership experience.
  • Existing strong relationships with clients from government and private sector, particularly in the ACT and NSW.
  • Ability to plan and implement marketing initiatives and team development activities, demonstrating previous experience and success.

The Senior/Principal Ecologist opportunity may be made available as a flexible part or full-time position to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

What we offer:

  • A genuine career role for an experienced and enthusiastic Ecological professional looking to continue to develop their leadership skills and experience.
  • Work for an environmental consultancy with one of Australia’s largest team of professional ecologists.
  • A role working alongside well-recognised professionals and the opportunity to lead and mentor high quality mid-level and junior staff members.
  • Opportunity to work across a range of sectors on diverse and technically challenging projects.
  • Flexibility within the role to be either full time or part time by agreement.
  • The ability to instrumental in shaping the direction of our ACT office and contribute to the growth of our ecology services in the region and the nation.
  • An attractive remuneration package.

We are a leading environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including resources, Defence, infrastructure, mining, industry and renewables. To learn more about what we do go to: www.umwelt.com.au

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

To discuss the role and/or the organisation you can contact Umwelt on (02) 4950 5322.

Applications close 26 January 2018, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible

Umwelt are wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.


Title: Senior Project Administrator (12 month contract)
Location: Newcastle, NSW

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Administrator to support our dynamic Archaeology and Ecology teams.

Vibrant team culture

Make a difference

Diverse project opportunities

 About the role:

We are seeking Senior Project Administrator who has the demonstrated experience to assist and support a diverse range of projects. This will be a 12 month contract. You will be supporting our Archaeology and Ecology teams with the following tasks;

Advance word processing, including edits, formatting and typing, of a variety of documents from letters and proposals to large, complex, multi-volume reports

Preparation of reports and letters in pdf format

Data entry, mail merge and PowerPoint presentations

Coordination of efficient document production in liaison with key personnel

General project support including general research, data management and assistance with consultation.

Assistance collating monthly reporting schedules and budget tracking

Providing high level administrative support to the Archaeology and Ecology team including and not limited to; Diary and Email Management, Filing and Archiving, Travel Arrangements, Minute taking

Assistance with general administration tasks as required, such as answering phones, photocopying, collating and binding documents

Other tasks as directed by the relevant Manager or nominee.

About you:

Demonstrated experience as a Project Administrator – 5+ years’ experience.

Project Management skills.

Advanced Word and Microsoft Program skills

Experience in large document preparation

High attention to detail and accuracy

Prior experience working within either a professional services/consultancy organisation or legal firm (desirable)

Demonstrated experience in working in a complex multi-task environment to deadlines and under pressure

Ability to analyse and interpret complex data/information

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience liaising with external and internal clients.

Benefits of working at Umwelt:

Flexible workplace

Wellbeing and Employment Assistance Program support

Professional membership and development opportunities

We are a leading environmental and social consultancy committed to delivering high quality services, tailored to the needs of our regional, national and international clients. Our highly skilled team works across Australia in sectors including resources, Defence, infrastructure, mining, industry and renewables. To learn more about what we do go to: www.umwelt.com.au

Our people are our number one asset and we are committed to providing a workplace that supports our team to grow.

If you believe you meet the criteria apply via SEEK. Your application should include a Covering Letter addressing how you meet the above essential criteria and your CV outlining your previous experience.

To discuss the role and/or the organisation you can contact Bianca Lockett on (02) 4950 5322 or recruitment@umwelt.com.au

Applications close Monday 22 January 2018, however, we will be interviewing suitable candidates as soon as they are identified and may fill the role prior to this date.  We therefore request that you make your application for this role as soon as possible.

Umwelt are wholly managing this process and applications from third party recruiters will not be accepted.

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