Career Opportunities

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.

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Current Openings

Sales Assistant / Business Development Associate

Job Description:

Great Ecology is seeking an entry-level Sales Assistant/Business Development Associate to join our interdisciplinary team of scientists, landscape architects, and planners. This role will be responsible for supporting company-wide sales and marketing initiatives that contribute towards company growth goals. 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:

We are seeking applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • Sales mindset with proven ability to explain various topics and selling points to a diverse audience
  • Proven ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas and recommendations to management
  • Strong organizational skills with proven track record managing 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
  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred but not required:

Preference may be given to applicants who provide these:

  • 1 – 3 years of experience within a sales environment
  • Experience in the environmental/consulting industry
  • Background in Ecology, Biology, or related scientific field
  • Experience with Hubspot or other CRM
  • Experience with Bidnet or other RFP database
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)


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
  • 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
  • Support outreach initiatives developed by regional directors and Marketing & Sales Manager
  • Coordinate with Marketing & Sales Manager to execute growth strategies
  • Assist with development of marketing materials and initiatives
  • Provide business development support to the additional companies within the Great Ecology Ecosystem


Please submit your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Business Development Associate San Diego"

Job Description

We are looking for an Associate Ecologist with a strong background in project management 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 Denver office and will assist with ecological assessment, restoration design, permitting, and managing projects company-wide. Candidates must have some combination of the following:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Watershed Science, or related field
  • Regulatory permitting experience at the local, state, and/or federal level;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience conducting and/or leading field evaluations, including both biotic and abiotic sampling and interpretation;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience planning, designing, permitting, and/or managing the design or construction of restoration projects;
  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Mountain West of United States, and preferably with other regions of the U.S.;
  • Critical thinking with strong problem-solving skills and experience contributing towards complex watershed and restoration planning efforts;
  • 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 the Regional Directors and Executive 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 ecology.


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

  • Lead as program or project manager for large and small single and multi-year contracts and provide superior client service and management;
  • Lead and perform ecological evaluations and data analysis, restoration designs, and permit applications.
  • Act as client point of contact for existing projects and for developing new business;
  • Guide the preparation of and provide senior review for jurisdictional delineations, biological resources reports, and other technical reports;
  • Support the direction for large proposal efforts and oversee production of small proposals; and
  • Coordinate with Regional Directors on staffing allocations and teaming opportunities.

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;
  • Experience with wetland functional assessments (e.g., Evaluation for Planned Wetlands), ecologic/economic modeling (i.e., Habitat Equivalency Analysis), conservation easements, and market assessments; and
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with regional organizations that would promote Great Ecology’s brand in the development of new business.


Please submit your resume and cover letter to with the subject line "Associate Ecologist Denver"

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

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