Senior Ecologists


Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd


Canberra, ACT

…More than just an environmental consultancy

Eco Logical Australia (ELA) exists to empower employees and clients to make a difference. We pride ourselves as being Approachable Experts, who lead with science and technology to help our clients navigate complex projects, achieving the best possible outcome for them and the environment.

We are an Aussie consultancy with 220 environmental experts across 17 offices. ELA works autonomously within the global Tetra Tech group, which is made up of 49 individual companies. This mix of local and global services provides our client with the benefits of a mid-size consultancy, and the security; resources; and opportunities of a global entity.

Our people are industry leaders - down-to-earth, passionate, talented, and all-round nice people! We are proud of our equity standing within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical industry, reporting statistics higher than average on the representation of women within our workforce (58%), and management positions (53%). ELA has been a long-standing ally with the WGEA gender pay gap initiative, and recently reported an industry leading 2% gender pay gap, making ELA one of the most progressive and equitable consultancies in the industry.

Our commitment towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion creates a place of belonging, and a safe workplace where people are respected for their contributions. This commitment builds on our foundational values of Listen First, Share your Genius, Be Courageous, and Feed the Culture. Our roles come with full-time, part-time, and flexible hours options to allow our people to live their best life.

That's what truly makes us… more than just an environmental consultancy.


With the continued success of our Canberra office and the growing pipeline of work, we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic Senior Ecologists to join the Canberra team. You'll work with a range of established clients across our central business areas of resources, renewable energy, land development, and infrastructure. We work with great clients who value our expertise and work with us to progress complex and interesting projects throughout Australia and internationally through the broader Tetra Tech company.

The role will involve providing expert advice to our clients, helping them to meet their obligations for flora and fauna assessments, monitoring and rehabilitation objectives in accordance with Territory, State and Commonwealth guidelines, identifying business opportunities and contributing to work-winning, and project and budget management. As a Project Manager in the Canberra Office, you will also assist the team with client liaison, office strategy, and mentoring.


This role will allow you to combine your passion for ecology, environmental management, legislative knowledge, and well-developed writing and project management skills to create high quality work and great outcomes for our clients and the environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the fields of zoology or botany and be capable of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science/Ecology or related discipline.
  • 5-10 years' ecological experience (preferably in NSW/ACT).
  • Ecological consulting experience.
  • Project management skills and experience.
  • Strong fauna and/or flora species knowledge and identification skills with BAM assessor accreditation.
  • Experience planning and undertaking ecological fieldwork.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience preparing a range of high-quality reports, such as environmental assessments and management plans.
  • Current driver's licence.

It is also desirable that you have:

  • Working knowledge of NSW, ACT, and Commonwealth environmental legislation.


An opportunity to shape your dream job plus a competitive remuneration in addition to a range of other benefits including workplace flexibility, professional development, opportunity to purchase up to 2 weeks of additional leave, an employee stock purchase program (NASDAQ TTEK), genderless 12 week paid parental leave, salary sacrifice into super, and health and wellbeing initiatives. Oh, and let's not forget the birthday leave benefit (that's right, you get an extra day off on your birthday!).


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