Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Twyford


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the countrys most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

Thats because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortunes 2019 World's Most Admired Companies

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Our Environment, Maritime & Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staffbased predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for aSenior Ecologist.We are part of Jacobs 180-strong UK ecology team, one of the UKs largest, most dynamic and respected ecology teams.The teamdelivers surveys, impact assessments and Habitats Regulations Appraisals for high profile infrastructure projects.The size and diversity of our teammeans youll get technical as well as career mentoring to ensure your continued professional development.At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and were looking for the most talented and passionate ecologists and field biologists to be our next generation of leaders.The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:
- Supporting thePrincipal Ecologistin project delivery
- Planning, resourcing and leading ecological field surveys
- Producing quality assured ecology deliverables
- Mentoring less experienced staff
- Supporting business development activities


- An honours degree in ecology or closely related field
- Surveying and working experience in the UK regulatory framework including protected species -- licensing
- Associate or Full member of CIEEM
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
- Experience of either EcIA or producing EPSM license applications
- Capable of organising and developing your work with minimal supervision
- Full current UK driving license
- CEnv / CEcol or eligibility for these, Postgraduate degree
- An ecological specialism
- ECoW experience
- Protected species license(s). Bat license would be especially advantageous
- GIS skills
- Working knowledge of the Habitats Directive 1992 (as amended) Our Culture

At Jacobswe see safety differently - we strive to go
BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as
WISE (Women in Science & Engineering)and
Stonewall .We are also
Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of
Global Networks, centred on
inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website;

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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