Graduate Environmental Scientist - Ecology

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About SMEC

SMEC is a global engineering and consulting firm, with Australian origins and a network of 13,500 professionals in 40 countries providing high-quality consulting services for major infrastructure, transport, urban design and environment projects. SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

SMEC actively supports opportunities for personal development through internal and external training and client networking. With a broad client base and a supportive culture, we will inspire you to reach your potential.

Our Environment group is an enthusiastic and diverse team of environmental scientists, environmental engineers and ecologists. SMEC’s wider ecology team covers eastern Australia and includes scientists with a long history in producing publications. If you are seeking the opportunity to work on an exciting range of projects and collaborate with a network of experienced ecologists across Australia, then this may be your next career move.

The Role

We are currently seeking a graduate level (0 - 2 years) ecologist with an interest in botany to join our Victorian Ecology team.

As a Graduate at SMEC, you will work within multi-disciplinary teams on projects that seek to o the way we live. You will support and be supported by senior ecologists who perform field-based ecological assessments, including vegetation mapping, Habitat Hectares assessments, environmental impact assessment, targeted surveys for threatened flora, permitting and approval processes, long term monitoring programs etc.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a supportive environment as you start your career in the Environmental Sciences.

About You

We are seeking an enthusiastic graduate ecologist who is keen to take on a new challenge and join our growing team. With relevant tertiary qualifications in botany or ecology, you will have the following attributes;

  • Good report writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a multidisciplinary environment, share knowledge and learn from others
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills
  • Willingness to work away from home for short periods for field assessments
  • Competency in botanical identification skills, including experience using dissecting microscopes and identification keys
  • Applying Commonwealth and State legislation to achieve environmental approvals for projects
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills: A strong team player who builds rapport with both internal & external clients and stakeholders
  • A current Victorian driver’s license and capacity to work outdoors

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For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Nancy Onyeka [email protected]

We recognise the value and importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace and look for people with different backgrounds, skills and expertise to drive innovation and shared learning across our growing global network.

SMEC Australia recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work – Australia. We are committed to equitable recruitment practices and as such, encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

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