Principal and Senior Ecologists


CQG Consulting


Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Charters Towers, Gladstone or Brisbane, Queensland

This is your opportunity to join one of Queensland’s leading environmental consultancies and be involved in projects that enable sustainable development while protecting our natural environment.

CQG Consulting is highly regarded in the environmental sector. Established in 2003, we are privately owned and have grown from strength to strength underpinned by the way we take care of our staff and our clients and continually seek practical and innovative ways to deliver our services.

We are seeking experienced professionals who share our values and passion and are ready to help us grow the business and make a difference.

Principal and Senior (Terrestrial) Ecologist positions

About the Roles

  • Work with our team of experienced ecologists, scientists, planners, engineers and GIS specialists on impact assessment projects throughout Queensland
  • Scope field surveys, conduct desktop assessments, interpret field data, review and prepare technical reports
  • Prepare EPBC referrals and permit applications
  • Provide specialist and practical advice to our team and clients
  • Undertake significant impact assessment tests on Matters of National Environmental Significance
  • Liaise with regulators and statutory authorities

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A genuine love for working outdoors, a positive attitude and a good sense of humour
  • Degree level qualifications in Ecology, Botany, Zoology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or related field
  • Over ten years related experience conducting terrestrial flora and fauna surveys and flora identification
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local, State and Commonwealth legislation relating to the environment in Qld, particularly the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Vegetation Management Act 1999, Nature Conservation Act 1992, and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
  • Exceptional written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Experience in planning and leading projects to deliver on time and within budget
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • A dedication to working safely and seeking smarter ways of doing things
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft suite of programs and capturing of spatial data
  • “C” class driver licence (manual)
  • Australian Citizenship


  • Previous consulting, regulatory, Dept of Main Roads, Defence, industrial or mine site experience
  • White card, 1st Aid, 4WD certificates
  • Confidence and experience managing teams and project budgets


  • Weekly massages, external counselling support, vaccinations and health checks
  • Flexible working environment
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Annual employee retreat
  • Work free day every birthday after three years’ employment
  • Support for professional networking and a vibrant culture
  • An attractive salary will be offered commensurate with your level of experience and abilities

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