Aquatic Ecologist / Environmental Scientist


frc environmental


Cleveland, Queensland

Salary etc:

Commensurate with experience

frc environmental is a leading, boutique environmental consulting practice serving all tiers of government and the water, development, resources, tourism and legal industries. Our website will give you a good idea of who we are, what our values are and what we do.

With a team of 15 - 20, we're close-knit and committed to providing technical excellence and exemplary client service.

We're currently seeking an outstanding early carrer Aquatic Ecologist / Aquatic Environmental Scientist for our Cleveland office. The successful candidate will:

  • hold an honours degree majoring in freshwater / marine ecology and / or environmental science - post-graduate qualifications would likley be an advantage,
  • possibly have some industy experience (in consulting, industry, academia or with government) - though if you're an outstanding recent graduate we'd like to hear from you,
  • have a high degree of competency in the field (4WD and / or boating / diving experience an advantage),
  • be able to demonstrate critical thinking and clear, concise writing,
  • be of mature outlook and well presented,
  • be reliable, practical and a great 'team player',
  • be committed to growing their career through 'lifelong learning',

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • contributing to project planning and implementation
  • undertaking field preparation, field team leadership, and field survey and data collection - you may spend up to 50% of your time in the field
  • undertaking laboratory work: sorting, enumeration, identification, sample preparation, etc.
  • data management, statistical analysis and presentation
  • GIS
  • on-line / library research
  • report drafting
  • client and collaborator liaison
  • role-modeling frc environmental's core values and policies.

It's a role for someone seeking:

  • being valued within a small team of committed individuals,
  • a healthy balance of agency and professional support,
  • the opportunity to develop new skills and expertise,
  • the opportunity to balance field, lab and office work,
  • a new challenge every day, and
  • being part of a team that strives to 'make a difference'. 

You will report directly to one of our Principals, and work alongside enthusiastic and committed aquatic ecologists and environmental scientists, typically in small project-focused teams.

This is a full-time, indefinite position.

Your salary will be commensurate with your abilities and experience, and competitive within the market. We'd be pleased to discuss the range of other benefits working with frc environmental confers at interview.

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