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Ecologist

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time

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Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it's employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

The environmental demands in the water, transport, buildings and power sectors in the UK and beyond need environmental specialists who can think laterally. In collaboration with ecology colleagues and other environmental disciplines you will be responsible for supporting a variety of multi-disciplinary projects. You will be undertaking a range of ecological surveys, managing field data and delivering technical reports. You will also have the opportunity to expand your experience by working with our technical specialists and/or managing small-scale projects with the support of senior staff, depending on your interests.

This role will suit a dynamic, proactive individual who wants to work in a growth area of our business and help support the delivery of ecological services in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment.

Candidate Specification

If you think this could be the job you are looking for, then we would like to hear from you. A degree in biology/ecology or a directly related subject is essential and an additional higher degree would be an advantage. We are looking for candidates with a combination of the following:

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management or equivalent.
  • Experience in the UK ecological consultancy market.
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation including planning processes and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals.
  • Knowledge of EIA/HRA assessments.
  • Personal conservation licence for at least one protected species (or working towards this)
  • Experience in planning, assisting and delivering baseline or species/habitat specific surveys to fulfil project requirements.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of applying relevant guidance for surveys.
  • Proficiency in report writing skills, displaying high standards with attention to detail and ability to write accurate and concise reports, such as ecological appraisals, survey reports, method statement.
  • Experience of undertaking Ecological Clerk of Works roles (and CSCS card).
  • Knowledge and experience of UK Habitats
  • classification system and Biodiversity Net Gain.
  • Basic GIS skills
  • Willingness to mentor more junior staff.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK.

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

Job Profile

The Mott MacDonald ecology practice is an exciting place to be; with over 120 full time ecologists with different skills, specialisms and a strong team spirit. Mott MacDonald prides itself on looking after staff and helping people to achieve their potential. We work with a diverse range of clients and projects that provide engaging opportunities for people working at Mott MacDonald.

Why join Mott MacDonald?
We are an employee-owned company and are small enough to have a family feel but large enough to work on some of the biggest UK projects. We pay our ecologists in line with their engineering colleagues, and you would be able to earn performance-based bonuses. Our projects are interesting, technically challenging and we excel in offering innovative solutions. Our ecology teams across the UK are highly experienced in their fields and proactively work together and share knowledge. We are a well-respected company with strong values. We have a strong sports and social team, who have a number of events throughout the year, which is fully inclusive as well as UK wide events such as sports day, skiing trips and environment forums.

Flexible working
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. The role can include a combination of site, home-based and office work. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes