What is an Ecologist?
Ecologists play an important role within construction projects by providing expert advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact of the construction on the natural environment. They can help to identify areas of ecological significance, assess the potential impacts of the construction on habitats and wildlife, and recommend mitigation measures to minimise these impacts.
Overall, ecologists play a crucial role in ensuring that construction projects are designed and implemented in an environmentally responsible manner, with minimal impact on the natural environment.
What are the typical duties and activities for an Ecologist?
From employer to employer the description of an Ecologist job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
Site surveys and assessments: Ecologists may conduct surveys of the site to identify any sensitive habitats or protected species that could be affected by the construction. They can also assess the potential impacts of the construction on the soil, water quality, and air quality.
Environmental impact assessments: Ecologists can conduct environmental impact assessments (EIAs) to evaluate the potential effects of the construction on the surrounding environment. This can include assessing the impact on biodiversity, water resources, and air quality.
Habitat restoration and management: Ecologists can recommend measures to restore or manage habitats that may be impacted by the construction. This could include planting new vegetation or creating new habitats for wildlife.
Mitigation and management plans: Ecologists can help to develop mitigation plans that aim to reduce the impact of the construction on the environment. This could include measures such as minimising the disturbance of sensitive habitats or relocating protected species to a safe area.
Skills required to be a successful Ecologist
To be successful within an Ecologist job, the below skills are important;
Strong knowledge of ecology
Ability to conduct surveys and assessments
Understanding of relevant legislation
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Strong analytical skills
Project management skills
How can we help with your Ecologist job search?
For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Ecologists across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.
Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Ecologists and secure the market's leading Ecologist jobs.
With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right Ecologist Jobs to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.
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The Sunshine Coast is located in South East Queensland and lies 62miles north of Brisbane. In 2021 the Sunshine Coast had an estimated population of 398,000, which makes it the 9th most populous area in Australia.
The Sunshine Coast has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:
Caloundra South Priority Development Area
Aura is a master planned community being established on 2,310 hectares south of the existing Caloundra urban area, Caloundra Aerodrome and Sunshine Coast Industrial Park. Aura is the largest residential development project in Australia at this time and will provide approximately 20,000 dwellings for around 50,000 people. This project is estimated to create 20,000 jobs and cost in the region of A$3 billion.
Blue Heart Sunshine Coast
This is an innovative partnership-based project, committed to sustainable and adaptive floodplain management in the Maroochy River catchment. It is a place, a project and a partnership. The Blue Heart provides flood storage for the Maroochy River Catchment. Preserving flood storage within this area is critical to the ongoing flood management of the catchment and in particular the built environment.
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