A Terrestrial ecologist (wildlife biologist) with over 6 years' experience in environmental consulting. In-depth experience within the mining, linear infrastructure, goal seam gas, other energy, government and private sectors. Dedicated and goal-oriented worker from project inception through to project completion. Experience within the environmental field includes leading and managing extensive flora, fauna and aquatic assessments as well as detailed impact assessment reporting involving literature and legislative approvals.
To work in the environmental and/or conservation sectors and promote environmentally conscious practices at all levels of society.
Having recently relocated from Australia to the United States, now seeking a part-time or full-time position with an established, mission-driven organization to grow in knowledge and understanding of environmental practices and legislative processes within the United States and see positive environmental outcomes achieved while advancing my environmental career.
Technical report writing
Permitting and approvals
Environmental Impact Assessments
Flora and fauna ecological assessments
environmental asset delineation
Environmental management plans
Cohesive team worker
Extensive experience in the coal seam gas, mining and linear infrastructure industries
Excellent communicator, both written and verbally
Efficient time management
As the Ecology team lead, successfully led the undertaking of extensive flora and fauna field surveys along a proposed 600 km rail alignment and managed the technical report write up and preliminary environmental approvals as part of the environmental impact statement (EIS) process.
Joined GHD in 2007 as a terrestrial ecologist (wildlife biologist) and was involved in a wide range of projects within the oil and gas, mining and infrastructure sectors within the central Queensland region in Australia, including multiple alliance projects.
Skills utilized included terrestrial ecological surveys that incorporated dry sclerophyll vegetation community survey and mapping, botanical assessments and fauna and aquatic assessments.
core team member involved in the write up of many technical environmental reports and approvals including environmental impact assessments, environmental management plans and mitigation strategies.
Particular strengths grew in developing an in-depth knowledge of state and federal legal requirements for development in relation to vegetation clearing.
A key leader in the preparation of permits and approvals for many major infrastructure projects across the State and contributing to large Environmental Impact Assessments.
Held roles and responsibilities in leading large scale ecological surveys and pre-clearance surveys for mining, oil and gas proponents and contractors.
Consulted with environmental agencies regarding proponent compliance with environmental initiatives.
Established and maintained good client relationships.
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