Jacobs Experienced Ecologists - Terrestrial/Aquatic/Marine in South Brisbane, Australia

Experienced Ecologists - Terrestrial/Aquatic/Marine


Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. Our portfolio spans industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

Our Buildings & Infrastructure line of business has access to 10,000 professionals across the globe. Our team of engineers, designers and planners work to deliver projects in Transport Planning, Roads, Rail, Bridges, Project Management, Security Services, Building Structures & Services and Asset Management Planning.

Jacobs currently employs over 300 environmental consultants nationally. Our team work across all of Jacobs’ market sectors including transport, Defence, mining, oil and gas, water and power. We cover a broad range of environmental services including; noise, air, vibration, terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecology, groundwater, surface water, indigenous and historical heritage, social assessment, stakeholder and community consultation, contaminated lands, auditing and due diligence, town, strategic and environmental planning and spatial analysis. We also provide full project services from pre-feasibility siting and route alignment assessments, full project environmental impact assessment studies, planning, construction and operational EMPs, approvals identification and negotiation during feasibility, as well as environmental management services during construction, operation and decommissioning.

With a strong pipeline of work in Queensland, we are looking for a number of Ecologists with skills in terrestrial, aquatic and/or marine ecology to join our Water & Environment team based in South Brisbane.

The purpose of this role is to support our team with undertaking ecological surveys and reporting, principally within Queensland, but with some scope for other states. You’ll also provide ecological advice to Jacobs Project Managers and clients, support the Jacobs ecologists in the winning of work, assist with project execution management and delivery and undertake a variety of specialist roles relating to project delivery, based on relevant experience. Types of input will relate to flora and fauna assessments, threatened species and habitat identification and assessment, ecological monitoring, impact assessment at sites proposed for development, development of mitigation and management recommendations relating to proposed developments.

Key tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing technical input for the ecology component of multi-disciplinary projects across Australia

  • In conjunction with managers assume accountability for project outcomes including client service and satisfaction, budget management, quality management and on-the-job staff development and training.

  • Undertaking ecological investigations including field work, analysis and interpretation of data, and preparation of reports

  • Developing and diversifying ecological skills through project experience and training

  • Assisting with writing proposals for land ecological and broader environmental investigations

  • Assisting project managers to resolve resourcing conflicts or bottlenecks

  • Development and marketing of the ecology and broader environment business including building internal and external client relationships and networks

  • Project management of small projects

  • Supporting and motivating other team members to achieve “best for project” outcomes

  • Assisting to maintain Jacobs’ reputation as a key service provider for relationship clients (at a project level), where applicable.

About you

You will be an experienced ecologist working in either terrestrial, aquatic and/or marine environments with a strong desire to “get the job done” professionally, cost effectively and within deadlines.

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Hold appropriate Ecology related Environmental Science degree or similar

  • Understand and comply with environmental science and management legislative requirements and industry practices

  • Demonstrable experience with the implementation of effective project management of ecology related projects

  • Experience in working as an ecologist in a consulting firm, preferably having worked on major infrastructure projects

  • Strong understanding of Queensland’s biodiversity, particularly in terms of field species identification (in either terrestrial, aquatic or marine)

  • Field survey experience – planning, mobilising and managing

  • Previous experience working on marine vessels is desirable

  • Driver’s license essential, 4wd experience/qualification useful

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

Why Jacobs

We reflect our clients’ diversity at Jacobs. We value inclusion and diversity as it energises our people and encourages creativity, collaboration and innovation. Our global culture of caring fosters a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees. Joining Jacobs introduces you to a variety of established global employee networks dedicated to empowering employees to maximise their potential through engagement and development opportunities across all career stages.

One of the many ways we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work, is offering quality, flexible benefit options that keep you and your family, physically and financially healthy. You’ll have access to several employee benefits including professional/educational support, flexible work arrangements, salary sacrifice options, monthly social events or community involvement programs.

It’s a great time to join Jacobs as we actively nurture and support our diverse employee and client networks across all ethnicities and cultures. Achieve more and thrive with a global brand! Apply online by clicking on the link below.#LI-DO1

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs

Primary Location Australia-Australia Countrywide-South Brisbane

Req ID: NOR0000NS