Seasonal Ecologist (FTC - 6 months)

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Contract/temp


Job Description

We are an employee-owned company and are small enough to have a family feel but large enough to work on some of the UK's biggest projects. 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 are proactive when working together imparting knowledge. We are a well-respected company with strong values. We have a strong sports and social team who hold several events throughout the year which are fully inclusive as well as UK wide events such as sports day and environment forums. We support our staff to encourage corporate social responsibilities so that they can undertake activities to give back to the communities.

A bit about the role:
We are recruiting for Seasonal Field Ecologists to provide temporary support to the Ecology team. This is largely a site-based role so the ability to travel is essential. We offer a 6-month contract rather than zero hours contracts, at the end of the contract there are opportunities to join us permanently where positions are open.

These roles are available to start working from March 2023 in the following locations:

  • Altrincham
  • Birmingham
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Liverpool
  • Reading
  • Southampton

Candidate Specification

For this role you should have a strong combination of the following:

  • Relevant degree in ecology or directly related subject
  • Experience of protected species and/or botanical surveys is desirable
  • Relevant consultancy experience and/or connected with major infrastructure schemes is desirable
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and ArcGIS is desirable
  • Must be prepared to work/travel outside of normal working hours
  • If you have an EPS licence it would be highly desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

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. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

Equality, diversity and inclusion:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.


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