Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious Assistant Consultant Ecologist to join one of our offices in the midlands (Birmingham, Leamington Spa or Shrewsbury). We offer an excellent salary package, including a company car for most ecologists, as well as a tailored training programme and great opportunities for career progression.

This is an opportunity to become part of a long established but still growing team of over 70 ecologists, delivering high quality services on projects in a variety of sectors, including transport; renewables; nuclear; other power; oil and gas; industry; waste, minerals; property and the public sector.

Role Requirements

Wood is looking for an individual with some knowledge/experience in carrying out baseline ecological surveys, ideally in a consultancy environment. The role would initially be for a 6-month period with a view to make permanent depending on workload.

You will work closely with other ecology team members and with colleagues in other technical disciplines, on a wide variety of projects. This will include helping to organise and deliver surveys and producing/contributing to baseline ecology reports within an agreed project programme and budget.

Skills / Qualifications

You will:

Have good general flora and fauna species identification skills, and experience of assisting with a range of terrestrial ecology surveys to recognised standards, including bats, reptiles and ideally great crested newt.

Qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related environmental subject.

An MSc or PhD in a relevant subject would be beneficial.

Ability to work well within a team.

Reliability, flexibility, and a willingness to work unsociable hours and away on site when required.

Good communication and organisation skills.

A valid UK driving licence is essential for this role

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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