Environmental Scientist



Just imagine your future with us…

At Aurecon we see the future through a very different lens. Do you?

Innovation, eminence and digital are at the heart of everything we do. Are you excited about the future?

Are you driven by the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and complex projects around the world and to learn from the best? We are.

Diversity is at the core of everything we do. We work together to create a culture based on respect, trust and inclusiveness. Our differences are what fuel our creativity.

We embrace flexible working and are always open to discussing your individual needs so that you get to create your own experience with us.

What will you do?

In this position you will join our Mackay Environment and Planning team, where you will play an integral part in a team of highly skilled specialists that ‘bring ideas to life’ for our clients across all types of projects.

The role includes desktop and field-based environmental assessments, which requires sound skills in the identification of ecological communities, flora, fauna and their habitat requirements. Input to a broad range of regulatory approvals is required, so a clear understanding of the local, state and federal environmental regulatory framework is essential. Experience in any of the following disciplines will be well regarded;

Flora and fauna ecology (terrestrial, aquatic and marine), vegetation planning and management (particularly the preparation of PMAVs), land rehabilitation, contamination assessment, bushfire management, environmental offset planning, fauna spotter/catching and environmental monitoring (particularly surface and groundwater).

You will work with our friendly and highly experienced team delivering unique and exciting environmental and ecological outcomes throughout Australia.

We know the work we do is vital in assisting our world’s economic development and, it’s the technical expertise and the depth of knowledge of our people that really sets us apart. Here are the key things you will need to have in order to ‘bring ideas to life’.

  • A Bachelor Degree in ecology or related environmental science discipline.
  • A substantial proportion of experience in a private consultancy setting.
  • Project management
  • Exemplary flora and fauna identification skills.
  • A high level of ‘field fitness’, that is, the ability to undertake extended field work throughout Australia, in varying and sometimes challenging environments, and often in remote locations.
  • Willingness to travel for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Excellent time management skills, and the initiative to regularly connect with project teams to ensure work is on time, budget and scope.
  • Flexibility to work either autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to author professional reports to a high scientific standard.
  • Real world experience of the activities that occur on industrial, construction, mining and urban development sites.

Based in Mackay, this role offers diverse, interesting and challenging work with the opportunity to make your mark in a consulting environment. The successful candidate must be available for periodic (sometimes frequent) fieldwork assignments to potentially remote areas, for durations of up to two weeks.

What can you bring to the team?

Firstly, you will share our genuine passion for re-imagining engineering and be someone that actively pursues continuous learning to help shape the future. Our Aurecon Attributes describe the types of people we bring together for clients. We don’t expect you to have all eight of the attributes, but one that is unique to you.

Finally, we value that each of our team members brings something different to Aurecon. We look for people who have had a broad range of experiences throughout their career and can demonstrate how they have worked as part of a team to bring ideas to life. Does that sound like you?

About us

We’ve re-imagined engineering.

Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, but not as you know it!

For a start, our clients’ ideas drive what we do. Drawing on our deep pool of expertise, we co-create innovative solutions with our clients to some of the world’s most complex challenges. And through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we work to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We listen deeply and intently, which helps us see opportunities, possibilities and potential that others can’t.

Think engineering. Think again.

Want to know more?

You can learn more about what it’s like to work at Aurecon by visiting the careers section of our website.

If you are intrigued or excited by what you have read, then we want to hear from you. Apply now!

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