Zoologist/Senior Zoologist

Terrestrial Ecosystems is an environmental consultancy and wildlife research company that specialises in working with terrestrial vertebrate fauna. We undertake fauna surveys, fauna assessments, fauna relocation, fauna management, and feral and pest animal control and management in Perth and across Western Australia. Terrestrial Ecosystems provides clients with high quality terrestrial fauna surveys and fauna assessments, assists with the preparation of site-specific fauna management plans and procedures, and manages and undertakes fauna relocation programs for all terrestrial fauna including species of conservation significance. Terrestrial Ecosystems also conducts feral and pest animal management and control programs across Western Australia.

Terrestrial Ecosystems works in collaboration with other industry specialists to provide flora and vegetation, and SRE and subterranean fauna survey and management programs.

Terrestrial Ecosystems have a strong commitment to improving the quality of terrestrial fauna surveys, fauna assessments and fauna management based on research and a better understanding of terrestrial fauna assemblages and ecosystems in Australia. The partners are active researchers working at understanding the biology and ecology of Western Australian vertebrate fauna.

Staff regularly publish in the scientific literature, present at workshops and conferences and are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve what we do. Our clients come to us because of our reputation for utilising good science and providing excellent outcomes, or when they have had poor experiences from other providers and need ‘problems’ fixed.

Our business focus can be summed up as ‘a scientific approach to provide cost-effective quality outcomes in a timely manner’. Maintaining our high standards and an ethical approach is what sets our business apart from many others.

Due to continued growth and long-term contracts we are actively recruiting an experienced zoologist or senior zoologist. As a specialist environmental consulting firm which has a niche business model of providing threatened species management and feral and pest management the role offers excellent opportunities to work across a diverse range of projects throughout WA.

When submitting an application please succinctly address each of the essential and desirable criteria.

Essential criteria

  • A tertiary degree in environmental science, ecology or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 5yrs + relevant postgraduate experience in vertebrate fauna surveys and assessments;
  • Good data management and report writing skills;
  • Knowledge and experience in fauna conservation, research or management;
  • High level project and client management abilities; and
  • Experience in remote and metropolitan field work.

Desirable criteria

  • Post-graduate degree(s) in environmental science, ecology or equivalent;
  • Knowledge of fauna impact assessments in the mining and land development sectors;
  • High level verbal and written communication skills and analytical skills relating to fauna conservation, wildlife management or research;
  • Field experience in management of feral and pest fauna;
  • Certificate III in vertebrate pest management or equivalent;
  • WA firearms licence or experience in working with firearms;
  • Experience with scientific publication, conference and workshop presentations;
  • Competency in the use of MS Office and basic statistical analysis techniques;
  • Knowledge of the Biodiversity Conservation Act, Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act and relevant regulations and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

What’s can we offer?

  • Friendly, professional workplace that leads the consulting industry in science-based project delivery.
  • Opportunity to gain experience working across WA.
  • As a family owned business, we value flexibility in working conditions and family friendly conditions. You will not find a more flexible role in WA that strongly supports a flexible and healthy work / life balance.
  • Strong company ethics and values.
  • Good salary available – negotiable depending on experience level.
  • ASAP start available – interviewing now!

Should you have any questions, then Dr Scott Thompson can be contacted on 0407 385 239 or email 

Applications should be emailed to Scott

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