Working at Great Ecology

At Great Ecology, restoration and reclamation of ecosystems is our passion. 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.

Great Ecology is the recipient of multiple Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Private Companies in America awards and is led by Dr. Mark Laska, an innovator and expert in ecology who has been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the city's Most Admired CEOs.

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Current Openings


Job Description

We are looking for a well-rounded ecologist with a background in coastal, wetland, and/or upland ecology to join an interdisciplinary team of scientists, landscape architects, and planners working on restoration and sustainability projects in California, and able to support projects across the United States. This position is for an intermediate staff member who will be based in our San Diego office and will assist with projects company-wide. Candidates must have some combination of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field;
  • Approximately 1-3 years of consulting experience in planning, designing, and permitting of restoration projects
  • Familiarity with the flora and fauna of Southern California;
  • Ability to write biological reports and technical documents;
  • Ability to support natural resource management 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.

The ideal candidate has technical expertise and experience with both freshwater and tidal wetland ecologies found California, and is familiar with planning projects in compliance with regulatory requirements from the Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, among others.

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”!


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

  • Practical skill set in an appropriate ecological discipline with the ability to apply the principles in an office setting for assessment, planning, and design of habitat restoration;
  • Contribute to comprehensive planning for watersheds, ecological restoration, and conservation projects;
  • Work with teams to coordinate and conduct fieldwork, including wetland delineations, biological inventories, groundwater well installation, and monitoring; and
  • Oversee and contribute to production of proposals.

Skills & Experience

We are seeking applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to write clearly and concisely, and 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 skills;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and is rigorously detail-oriented; and
  • Advanced experience in MS Office Suite.

Preferred but not required

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

  • Familiarity with Natural Resource Damages (NRD) and other state and federal frameworks for regulating natural resources;
  • Master’s Degree or higher;
  • Proficiency in GIS ArcMap, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and construction documents;
  • Experience working with regulators to obtain environmental permits;
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with regional organizations that would promote; and
  • Great Ecology’s brand in the development of new business.

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No advertised positions at this time, but Great Ecology is always on the lookout for smart and innovative people!

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No advertised positions at this time, but Great Ecology is always on the lookout for smart and innovative people!

We invite you to submit your resume and cover letter to