Senior Ecologist


Succession Ecology Pty Ltd


Edwardstown, Adelaide

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$89,000 - $98,000 p.a.

Succession Ecology is a multi-faceted environmental business, providing a broad range of services in ecological consulting and research, landscape scale restoration and native seed supply. We specialise in large-scale management and restoration of arid systems and the production and sale of native seed. Our focus is on finding unique solutions in nature and applying new and innovative techniques to ecosystem management, which sets us apart in the environment industry.

We are seeking a Senior Ecologist to join our Ecological consulting team. This team works across a broad range of projects including ecosystem recovery, design, management and monitoring, development projects and tailored research programs to support project outcomes. The position will involve field work in locations throughout Australia (typically in SA) and office work based at Edwardstown.

Succession Ecology is a culture and values driven organisation. We are passionate about what we do and look forward to finding a new team member that can contribute to building our positive impact on the environment in Australia. The ideal candidate will be hardworking and adaptable person with an enthusiasm for learning, innovation and being actively involved in making a difference in our unique environment.


You will need:

  • PhD qualification in Ecology or Environmental Science.
  • 5 years + experience in the environment industry.
  • Extensive research program experience (i.e. ecological surveys, flora and fauna identification, data collection, managing field teams, etc.).
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, with experience in data analysis, report writing and preparing management plans.
  • Project Management experience
  • Botany skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team of professionals.
  • Ability to travel and stay away for multiple nights.
  • Driver's licence and Four-Wheel Drive Experience.

Beneficial attributes include:

  • Experience in GIS, field mapping and developing and managing spatial datasets.
  • Knowledge of State/Commonwealth regulatory frameworks and policy.
  • Knowledge of South Australian ecosystems.
  • NVC accreditation.
  • First Aid and White card accreditation.

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