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Graduate Ecologist


Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd


Mudgee, NSW

About us

ECO LOGICAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD is one of Australia’s leading environmental assessment, strategic conservation planning and ecosystem management consultancies.

We strive to improve environmental outcomes in Australia by delivering high quality consulting services based on sound scientific principles, strategic thinking, effective communication, quality and integrity.

Due to our company’s continued and sustained growth we have an opportunity for an enthusiastic Graduate Ecologist to join our dynamic and highly respected team of environmental professionals in our Mudgee office.

About the Role

The role of Graduate Ecologist is to provide ecological and environmental support and services to the Mudgee office and clients in the mining, renewable energy, local government, and conservation sectors. It’s a fieldwork heavy role - you’ll be working with our team of experienced ecologists on a diverse range of flora and fauna assessments, learning from some of the best in the industry.  The role will involve field surveys, report writing, proposal preparation, a working use of GIS and vegetation clearing supervision (spotter/catcher services).

In this role you will:

  • Provide important contributions to projects in the fields of ecological assessment, environmental impact assessment, vegetation management, environmental monitoring, planning and conservation assessment.
  • Provide an essential service to our clients helping to shape positive biodiversity outcomes across a range of large and small-scale development projects, including mining, renewables, infrastructure, and local development.
  • Hone your skills in ecological field survey, learning from on-the-job training and mentoring with our leading team of ecologists and respected environmental professionals.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary projects and gain experience and knowledge across a range of environmental sciences.

You will meet the following Essential Criteria:

  • You are passionate about the environment! Please provide a 300-word summary on why you are committed to leading with science to improve environmental outcomes in Australia.
  • A degree in Environmental Science or related discipline.
  • Experience in field ecology, through employment, volunteering and your studies.
  • Willingness to work on a range of development projects, including coal mines, wind and solar farms, and providing spotter/catcher services for development projects (training and supervision provided).
  • Sound communication and writing skills – you may be asked to provide a sample of your report writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Can-do attitude and self-starter initiative with good time management skills.
  • An awareness of relevant New South Wales and Commonwealth legislation.
  • A baseline level of physical fitness and agility that will enable your participation in field work in a variety of climates and terrains.
  • Current NSW driver’s licence and demonstrated safe driving record. A manual licence is an advantage.
  • A sound working knowledge and practical experience using MS Office.
  • Australian residency or citizenship.

Desirable skills include:

  • Honours
  • GIS (ArcGIS) skills or demonstrated spatial data analysis and application in ecology
  • Senior First Aid
  • White Card

About the location:

The town of Mudgee, in Central West NSW, is a hive of cultural activity located only 270 km from Sydney.  With beautiful heritage streetscapes surrounded by amazing national parks, Mudgee offers an exceptional lifestyle choice for those looking to escape the rat race. From museums and galleries to internationally renowned wineries and restaurants; from festivals to national sporting competitions, Mudgee is a welcoming country town with all the perks of a big city.

Our office is in a heritage listed building on the main street of Mudgee; office views include heritage buildings, rolling hills and spring blossoms (with great coffee options). Our project locations are diverse, with some of the most amazing field views across sedimentary basin outcrops, sandstone cliffs, ridgetop views over some of NSWs major dams, the forests and rivers of Goulburn River National Park, grasslands, meandering creeks, and dry deserts of the west.

We offer:

A competitive remuneration package in addition to a range of other benefits including study assistance, professional development, opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave or salary sacrifice into super, birthday leave (that’s right, an extra day off on your birthday) and health and wellbeing initiatives.


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