Associate Aquatic Ecologist


SLR Consulting


Cleveland, Queensland

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Permanent, Full-time.

About SLR and the role

SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd (SLR) is an employee-controlled international environmental consultancy with a globally recognised reputation for providing high quality tailored services. We provide global consultancy advice and support on a wide range of strategic and site-specific issues to a diverse and growing base of business, regulatory and governmental clients.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an articulate, motivated, and reliable Associate Aquatic Ecologist to join the Aquatic Environmental Services team, based at the SLR Cleveland office in Queensland.

About you

You will have relevant experience in assessment and management of ecological matters in consulting, government, or industry. To be considered for the role, you will have demonstrated experience in developing a client base and professional network relevant to your role. You will enjoy collaborating on projects and initiatives with the national team and other teams within our multi-disciplinary business.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Relevant bachelor's degree in Zoology, Marine science, or related field.
  • 6+ years' post graduate experience as either an aquatic ecologist, biologist, or water quality specialist - with knowledge of scientific data collection in aquatic ecosystems.
  • Drivers Licence (manual) is essential.
  • QLD Boat licence or ability to obtain one.
  • Basic GIS knowledge.
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated approach.

In this full-time permanent role, you will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery including proposal preparation, project and budget management, fieldwork, data analysis and report writing.

Key Responsibilities and ideal experience:

  • Contribute your technical leadership skills in aquatic environmental services and be recognised for your specialist knowledge.
  • Excellent data analysis skills using multivariate techniques, and proven ability to prepare reports to public review standard.
  • Laboratory experience i.e. sorting, enumeration, identification, sample preparation etc.
  • Ability to lead and contribute to projects across freshwater and marine environments, in order to achieve timely and high-quality outcomes.
  • Experienced in project management including budgeting, invoice drafting, and client liaison.
  • Ability to undertake aquatic/water quality fieldwork in remote areas.
  • Co-manage the maintenance, repair and storage of field gear.

Our benefits at SLR include

Our culture is unique where we work together to collaborate on projects to get the best possible outcome for our clients. Whether you're working in the office, from home or a mix of the two, we recognise that every person is different, and our benefits aim to ensure that we cater for all, including:

  • Hybrid work model (in-office & from home) - you choose where you work best.
  • Extra paid purchased leave up to 10 days so you can re-energize, help others, support family, or focus on your own professional development.
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents throughout their parenting journey which includes 14 weeks primary carer and 6 weeks secondary carer leave.
  • Learning and development which includes a mapped career progression path, study assistance and up to 3 professional memberships subsidised by SLR.
  • Global and regional mobility and recruitment referral bonus for both region and global candidates.
  • Access to The Hive - an SLR platform of employee benefits, discounts, discounts (from 100's of major retailers) reward, recognition, and wellbeing.
  • Other benefits include regular office social events, service anniversary awards, salary sacrificing (novated car lease and superannuation) an online corporate uniform shop where you get $100 annually to spend, and an Employee Assistance Program to support your physical, mental, and social well-being.

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