AECOM Ecologist in Brisbane, Australia
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Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future, our environmental practice helps clients fulfill their responsibilities to the communities they support, as well as the planet that support us all. We provide advisory and technical services to enable you to achieve compliance, manage impacts and reduce or eliminate risks.
Our services help clients anticipate and manage the environmental impact at each stage of the project: planning and obtaining permits; energy transition and transformational infrastructure design; decommissioning, clean-up and restoration for reuse; addressing critical climate – change issues; protection or restoration of habitats and water quality and the preservation of culture resource.
Following recent project wins, on top of a strong pipeline of work, our high performing Environmental group in South East Queensland have an exciting opportunity for an Ecologist to join our Impact Assessment and Permitting (IAP) Team.
This position will provide experience and a greater level of responsibility working on a diverse array of high profile, major infrastructure assessment projects across a range of sectors, including transport (road/rail/ports/air), water utilities, energy, and resource sectors. You will work amongst a team of high-performing peers and alongside our clients, while learning first-hand from our in-house senior advisors and technical leaders.
What will a day in this role look like:
Desktop ecological assessments using Commonwealth, State and local databases and mapping.
Plan and deliver field-based ecological surveys, including ground-truthing vegetation and habitat types, BioCondition assessments, threatened species surveys (flora and fauna) and monitoring.
Ecological impact assessment and management planning for a diverse range of projects.
Uphold positive and beneficial relationships with clients, contractors, government agencies, service providers and team members.
The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don’t tick all the boxes, you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.
What are we looking for from you?
Degree in environmental science, natural resource management or similar.
Working knowledge of Commonwealth, Queensland and local legislation relating to the environment.
Knowledge of desktop and field-based ecological assessment methods.
Strong data management skills and experience with GIS desktop and data collection packages such as ESRI, ArcGIS and Fulcrum.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Capacity to work outdoors on short and extended field programs.
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AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: ANZ
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid