27 days old

Entry Level Ecologist

Austin, TX 78701

United States of America - Texas, Austin

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Entry Level Ecologist for employment in the Austin, TX office. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career by gaining valuable work experience within an established and successful consultancy. Well pair you with an experienced member of the team wholl guide and mentor you through your initial period working on live projects. Youll be working within a multi-disciplinary team on field surveys including preliminary ecological appraisal, Phase 1 habitat surveys, other botanical surveys, ecological impact assessment and a range of protected species surveys. From time to time, fieldwork is likely to require working away from home and also some working at night when surveying. In addition to field skills, good organization and planning skills are also required to support a team which works safely and to a high technical standard. Youll also need to be able to work with a range of taxonomic groups, and youll be encouraged to pursue your own interests. As an Ecology Graduate with AECOM, you will be trained in technical skills, safety, project management and business systems. Well support you with a structured graduate development program to help you realize your full potential as an ecologist on some of the most significant projects in the US and overseas.

AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

  • Collects and enters data, and applies technical principles and theories.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS + None or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid U.S. State Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Keen interest and understanding wildlife

  • US plant and animal (indirect and direct field signs) identification

  • Excellent field skills

  • Previous exposure to protected species surveys

  • Client-focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach

  • Hard working and highly motivated

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills Commitment to continued education and improvement through our approved training schemes

  • Good knowledge of all US environmental law and an understanding of the relevant planning systems

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector (eg, with an NGO as a volunteer or within a professional consultancy)

  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically

  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to make amazing happen in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 228203BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Posted: 2019-11-13 Expires: 2019-12-13

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