Vacancy: Wetlands and Soil Ecologist, South Africa – Permanent

Job position: Wetlands and Soil Ecologist 

Company name: Digby Wells Environmental

Job type: Permanent

Location: South Africa

Closing Dates: 29 March 2024

Job description: 

We are looking for a dynamic Wetland and Soil Specialist to join our team. The perfect candidate will be required to provide advice and assistance in managing and compiling reports relating to wetland and soil assessments.

  • Independently plan and conduct scientifically defendable national and international field surveys for data collection in support of specialist studies;
  • Apply WET-Services Series and employ habitat survey techniques GPS, aerial photography, sonar images, and maps etc.;
  • Identify and delineate soils using the South African Soil Classification System of 2018 (Soil Classification Working Group, 2018);
  • Carry out field work under strenuous conditions;
  • Identify and delineate wetlands in accordance with the South African Practical Field Procedure for Identification and Delineation of Wetlands and Riparian Areas (DWAF, 2005);
  • Conduct and manage wetland- and soil- impact assessments as part of a project;
  • Sensitivity analysis and recommendations;
  • Compile and review scientific reports for submission to clients and/or legal authorities;
  • Conduct wetland- and soil type- delineations; and
  • Complete Land Use, Land Capability and Agricultural assessments

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • BSc. degree (Honours/MSc preferred) in Environmental Sciences/ Soil Science;
  • Accredited wetland courses would be advantageous such as WET-Health method described by Macfarlane et al., (2020);
  • Hydropedology background and vegetation identification is preferred
  • Registered as a Professional Scientist (preferred).
  • The candidate must have at least three or more years of experience in wetlands studies, hydropedology, soil and wetland delineations and assessments.
  • Prepared to obtain vaccinations that may be required by clients and for travel purposes.
  • Prepared to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Assessment.


Salary range: Market Related based on experience.

Contact person: Bulelwa Tole 

Contact Phone Number: +11 789 9495

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