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Fauna Spotter Catcher  Charlestown,   : 11/27/2022
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Fauna Spotter Catcher – Newcastle
Casual position

Your chance to join a growing global organisation in Australia! 

The Company

Kleinfelder Australia is an environmental consulting firm providing professional and technical services for land contamination and remediation, environmental planning and approvals, ecology, flora and fauna, spotter catcher services, land rehabilitation, bushfire planning and design.

Kleinfelder Australia, as part of the global Kleinfelder Group, is an environmental, engineering and science based consulting firm, using the experience of over 1,600 employees globally. With almost 100 staff operating across Australia, Kleinfelder Australia continues to deliver local projects with local and international experience.

As our success and growth continues across Australia, an opportunity has arisen for a motivated Fauna Spotter Catcher to join our New South Wales Team.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to step into a hands-on role within the ecology division of our operations in Newcastle and the Hunter Region 

The Role

The role will involve using your technical skills and knowledge on a wide variety of projects for both private sector and government clients including:

  • Undertake "spotter catcher" work on numerous sites across NSW;
  • Undertake practical hands-on environmental activities across several development and environmental improvement projects;
  • Support Kleinfelder's ecological assessment and restoration team.
  • Report to the Senior Ecologist as a member of the broader ecology team in New South Wales;
  • Provide high quality, technical field reports to clients within both the private sector and all levels of government;
  • Undertake site work competently and safely complying with relevant WH&S requirements including internal Kleinfelder and external client procedures.

About you

We are seeking talented and curious scientists who want to advance their career with a global environmental consultancy. Ideally you will bring:

  • Recognised tertiary qualifications in environmental science (ecology), natural resource management or a related discipline;
  • 1 -5 years' experience undertaking "spotter catcher" work - ideally with experience in environmental consulting;
  • Snake handling certificate or fauna handling accreditation,
  • White Card (Construction Induction)
  • 4WD certificate
  • Practical knowledge of work health and safety policies and procedures, risk management practice and principles;
  • Competent and confident in handling and relocating fauna
  • Ability to travel and spend up to two weeks away for fieldwork working 2/1 rosters;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (especially during field surveys);
  • Excellent communication and computer literacy skills;
  • An ability to work effectively on multiple projects at a time and the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Physical fitness, self-motivation, and ability to function in a team environment;
  • Alignment with Kleinfelder's company values;
  • A strong work ethic

You may also have:


  • Lyssavirus and Q Fever vaccinations;
  • Snake handling experience
  • Land management experience – weed/pest control, site restoration and rehabilitation.


Why Kleinfelder


The right person will join our team of environmental professionals and have the opportunity to develop their career working on a diverse range of projects.  You will reap the benefits that come from working for an international multidisciplinary consultancy with access to industry leaders from Kleinfelder's Technical Network.

You must be willing to undergo a pre-employment medical (including drug screen testing). Offers of employment are conditional on being medically and physically fit for the job.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital, or disability status.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you have any further enquiries regarding this role please call 024949 5200 for Adam Marshall.



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