AECOM Entry Level Ecologist in Orlando, Florida

Business Line Environment

Position Title Entry Level Ecologist

United States of America - Florida


Job Summary

AECOM’s Ecological Resources Team is seeking a full time Entry Level Scientist (Wildlife Biologist/ Botanist /Field Ecologist) for immediate employment in the Orlando, FL office. The appropriately qualified candidate will be a dynamic individual, capable of conducting field surveys and delivering high-quality technical reports.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Gathering, organizing, and analyzing field data to be used in the preparation of scientific reports

  • Conducting environmental impact assessments and field surveys for rare, threatened, or endangered species and their habitats

  • Conducting habitat assessments and vegetation classifications, including wetland delineations

  • Preparing high-quality technical reports and environmental permit application packages

  • May require working long field days outdoors, sometimes under rigorous conditions (e.g., hot and/or rainy weather, remote areas, in a variety of habitats)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, or other closely related field

  • Experience with field data collection, data review, and preparation of technical documents

  • Experience with environmental permitting, wetland delineations, ecological assessments, wildlife studies, and threatened/endangered species of Florida and their habitats

  • Working knowledge of applicable federal and state environmental laws and regulations (Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, NEPA, etc.) as they relate to biological resource impacts and environmental permitting

  • Self-motivated individual with a strong attention to detail, good time-use skills, and ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent analytical, judgment, and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to handle the demands of multiple priorities for various clients and projects

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills; extremely proficient in technical writing; highly effective organization and multi-tasking skills

  • Must be a self-starter and motivated in producing high-quality results

  • Must be able to interact directly with clients and local regulatory agencies in a professional manner

  • Must be proficient with MS Office applications

  • Willingness and availability to travel occasionally (within Florida)

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, or other closely related field

  • 2+ years of experience

  • Expertise in Florida ecosystems and plant identification

  • Wetland delineation skills including knowledge of and experience with the FDEP’s Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM)

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis

  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 160573BR