Senior Marine Ecologist


frc environmental


Cleveland, Queensland

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Commensurate with experience. Ongoing, Full-time.

frc environmental is a well established, leading 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 around 15, we're close-knit and committed to providing technical excellence and exemplary client service.

We're currently seeking an outstanding senior Marine Ecologist for our Cleveland office. The successful candidate will have a sound working knowledge of:

  • Marine plants - saltmarsh, mangroves and seagrass (and field ID skills); and
  • Basic water and sediment chemistry - you'll understand water quality objectives and contaminant trigger values and can interpret water quality results.
  • Marine and estuarine ecosystems generally (rocky reef, coral reef, soft sediment).
  • Experimental design and biometrics.

The successful candidate will also have a high degree of competency in the field (4WD and boating / diving experience essential).

NOTE: The above criteria are mandatory. Please address each in your cover-letter.

Beyond these critical attributes, the successful candidate will also:

  • 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'.

Significant experience in consulting, industry, academia or with government is expected - 'though if you're an outstanding recent post-graduate who meets the key criteria, we'd like to hear from you.

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 40% of your time in the field.
  • Undertaking laboratory work: sorting, enumeration, identification, sample preparation, etc.
  • Data management, statistical analysis and presentation.
  • Basic 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:

  • To be 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
  • To be part of a team that strives to 'make a difference'.

You will report directly to our Principal Ecologists, 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 that working with frc environmental confers, at interview.


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