Career Opportunities


Working at Great Ecology

Restoration and reclamation of ecosystems is our passion and we're always looking for individuals who share this passion as well! Our team works with a wide range of clients to add ecological and economic value to developed, degraded, contaminated, and underutilized sites. We work together in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, and engaging environment that fosters innovation in science and design while encouraging individual initiative, creativity, and ability.

Are you interested in working with Great Ecology as an affiliate? We partner with individuals across the country with varying backgrounds and areas of expertise!
Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@greatecology.com and mention affiliate work in the subject line.

Current Openings

Job Description

We are looking for an Associate Ecologist to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists, landscape architects, and planners working on restoration and natural resource management projects throughout the United States. This position is for an intermediate level staff member who will be based in our San Diego office and will assist with assembling teams and managing projects company-wide. Candidates must have some combination of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, or related field, with 2-5 years of relevant environmental consulting experience; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field, with 4-7 years of relevant environmental consulting experience;
  • Critical thinking with strong problem-solving skills and experience contributing towards complex restoration planning;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present scientific solutions to clients in a clear, professional manner; and
  • Works well both independently and in a team environment.

As Great Ecology is in the process of expanding our Natural Resource Damage practices, the ideal candidate will support related projects. We look forward to interviewing candidates who thrive in a problem-solving environment and are excited to support leadership in growing our business.

This position is an opportunity to join and expand our team of passionate professionals and leaders in the industry who are fully committed to helping to repair the world through “Great Ecology”!

Responsibilities

We are seeking applicants who are comfortable and confident with the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting project managers on large, multi-year contracts and provide superior client service and management;
  • Assembling technical teams to provide design services, obtain approvals, implement; restoration and mitigation projects, and oversee and manage monitoring efforts;
  • Acting as client point of contact for existing projects and for developing new business;
  • Assisting with preparation of and providing review for technical reports; and
  • Assisting with large proposal efforts and oversee production of small proposals.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher;
  • Proficiency in GIS ArcMap;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex ideas as a writer and public speaker;
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills, with confidence in dealing with clients and team members at all levels and functions of the organization;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and provide innovative, unique solutions;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and is rigorously detail-oriented; and
  • Advanced experience in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Project.

Preferred but not required

Preference may be given to applicants who provide these skills or are interested in developing them:

  • Experience with Natural Resource Damages (NRD) and other state and/or federal frameworks for regulating natural resources;
  • Experience working with regulators to obtain environmental permits;
  • California regulatory experience;
  • CEQA experience;
  • Ability to assess areas for their potential as viable restoration or mitigation sites and understand the local, state, and federal regulations that will guide the project;
  • Familiarity with mitigation and/or conservation banking;
  • Proficiency in GIS ArcMap, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and construction documents;
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Western United States, and preferably with other regions of the U.S.; and
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with regional organizations that would promote Great Ecology’s brand in the development of new business.

Submission

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@greatecology.com with the subject line "Associate Ecologist San Diego"

Job Description

We are looking for an Associate or Senior level Restoration Project Manager to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists, landscape architects, and planners working on restoration and natural resource management projects throughout the United States. This position is for an intermediate or senior level staff member who will be based in our San Diego office and will assist with assembling teams and managing projects company-wide. Candidates must have some combination of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, or related field (years of experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree);
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience planning, designing, permitting, and/or managing the design or construction of restoration projects;
  • Critical thinking with strong problem-solving skills and experience contributing towards complex restoration planning;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present scientific solutions to clients in a clear, professional manner; and
  • Works well both independently and in a team environment.

We look forward to interviewing candidates who thrive in a problem-solving environment and are excited to support leadership in growing our business. This position is an opportunity to join and expand our team of passionate professionals and leaders in the industry who are fully committed to helping to repair the world through “Great Ecology”!

Responsibilities

We are seeking applicants who are comfortable and confident with the following responsibilities:

  • Lead as program or project manager for large, multi-year contracts and provide superior client service and management;
  • Assembling technical teams to provide design services, obtain approvals, implement; restoration and mitigation projects, and oversee and manage monitoring efforts;
  • Acting as client point of contact for existing projects and for developing new business;
  • Guide the preparation of and provide senior review for technical reports; and
  • Set the direction for large proposal efforts and oversee production of small proposals.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher;
  • Experience working with regulators to obtain environmental permits;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely; communicate complex ideas as a writer and public speaker;
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills, with confidence in dealing with clients and team members at all levels and functions of the organization;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and provide innovative, unique solutions;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and is rigorously detail-oriented; and
  • Advanced experience in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Project.

Preferred but not required

Preference may be given to applicants who provide these skills or are interested in developing them:

  • Experience with Natural Resource Damages (NRD) and other state and/or federal frameworks for regulating natural resources;
  • Ability to assess areas for their potential as viable restoration or mitigation sites and understand the local, state, and federal regulations that will guide the project;
  • Familiarity with mitigation and/or conservation banking;
  • Proficient in GIS ArcMap, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and construction documents;
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Western United States, and preferably with other regions of the U.S.; and
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with regional organizations that would promote Great Ecology’s brand in the development of new business.

Submission

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@greatecology.com with the subject line "Associate/Senior Ecologist San Diego"

Job Description

We are looking for a Regulatory Specialist with a strong background in California and Federal permitting to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and landscape architects working on restoration and natural resource management projects throughout the United States. This position is for an intermediate- or senior-level staff member based in California, with preference for San Diego candidates. Candidate will assist with regulatory permitting in addition to ecological assessment, restoration design, quantitative performance monitoring, and project management. Candidates must have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field;
  • Strong regulatory permitting experience at the California state level and federal level, specifically in CEQA, NEPA, 401/404 permitting;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience planning, designing, permitting, and/or managing the design or construction of restoration projects;
  • Critical thinking with strong problem-solving skills and experience contributing towards complex restoration planning efforts; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present scientific solutions to clients in a clear, professional manner.

We look forward to meeting candidates who thrive in a problem-solving environment and are excited to support Executive Leadership in growing our business.

Responsibilities

We are seeking applicants who are comfortable and confident with the following responsibilities:

  • Contributing to comprehensive planning for ecological restoration and conservation projects;
  • Conducting ecological site evaluations and/or wetland delineations;
  • Overseeing and managing restoration implementation;
  • Interacting with regulatory agencies;
  • Write biological reports and technical documents;
  • Preparing permits for environmental regulatory agencies (e.g., wetland, endangered species);
  • Providing project management support (e.g., tracking budgets, deliverables);
  • Acting as client point of contact for existing projects and for developing new business;
  • Guiding the preparation of, and providing senior review for, jurisdictional delineations, biological resources reports, and other technical reports; and
  • Supporting the direction for large proposal efforts and overseeing production of small proposals.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • Experience working with regulators to obtain environmental permits;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex ideas as a writer and public speaker;
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills: confidence in dealing with clients and team members at all levels and functions of the organization;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and provide innovative, unique solutions;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and is rigorously detail-oriented; and
  • Advanced experience in MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Project.

Preferred but not required

Preference may be given to applicants who provide these skills or are interested in developing them:

  • Master’s Degree or higher;
  • Ability to assess areas for their potential as viable restoration or mitigation sites and understand the local, state, and federal regulations that will guide the project;
  • Familiarity with Natural Resource Damages, mitigation, and/or conservation banking;
  • Proficient in GIS ArcMap, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and construction documents;
  • Experience with master planning for specific sites and/or over multiple sites for public agencies; and
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with regional organizations that would promote Great Ecology’s brand in the development of new business.

Submission

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@greatecology.com with the subject line "Regulatory Specialist San Diego"

Job Description

Great Ecology is seeking a Sales Representative to join our interdisciplinary team of scientists, landscape architects, and planners. This role will be responsible for supporting company-wide sales initiatives for both long and short-term sales cycles. The position will report directly to the Marketing & Sales Manager and will be responsible for owning and conducting outreach to leads, managing the outreach schedule, organizing and tracking the company’s sales pipeline, developing lead lists, assisting with proposal development, and other related tasks. This candidate will be highly organized, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to perform well both independently and in a team environment.

Based in our San Diego office, this position will begin as part-time (24hrs/week) with an opportunity for full-time employment after 90 days with consideration given to performance, initiative, and team fit.

Required Skills & Experience

  • B.S. degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field;
  • 1 – 3 years of experience within a service industry sales environment preferred, but NOT required;
  • Sales mindset with ability to explain various topics and selling points to a diverse audience;
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas and recommendations to management;
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects at one time;
  • Enthusiasm for Great Ecology’s services and willingness to learn more about the firm’s service offerings, history, and industry;
  • Detail-oriented, results driven, and committed to accuracy;
  • Ability to solve complex problems and provide innovative, unique solutions; and
  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Responsibilities

We are seeking applicants who are comfortable and confident with the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily outreach to leads;
  • Manage the outreach schedule to track and plan new outreach, follow ups, etc.;
  • Manage leads throughout our sales pipeline (Hubspot);
  • Schedule meetings between leads and senior staff when necessary;
  • Conduct market research and develop lead lists for various service offerings and target markets;
  • Track outreach performance and provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly performance reports;
  • Search various RFP databases for relevant project opportunities (Bidnet, Planetbids, etc.); and
  • Provide business development support to the additional companies within the Great Ecology Ecosystem.

Submission

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@greatecology.com with the subject line "Sales Rep San Diego"