Senior or Associate Ecologist (International Projects)

Buro Happold

London, Bath

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Work on projects across the globe to establish a sustainable future

From helping shape entire cities to tackling the challenge of climate action, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference. With a world class reputation, our work and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike. If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.

Operating in 25 locations worldwide, with 54 partners and over 1,900 employees; for over 40 years we are a world-class global practice of engineers, consultants and advisers.

You will join a small, committed team, providing input into strategic/regional plans, development options analyses, masterplans and Environmental Impact Assessments. We often work directly with clients to enable them to proactively manage biodiversity at every stage of the planning process, including preparing conservation management plans in collaboration with species experts to enable effective management on the ground.

This Role Will Encompass:

  • Providing input into constraints analyses, strategic plans, masterplans and EIAs to highlight areas of high biodiversity and recommend ways to avoid and manage these
  • Advising clients on the implementation of international environmental and ecological best practice
  • Working across the design and client team to ensure that biodiversity considerations are woven into the project’s design
  • Defining ecological survey requirements, liaising with species experts and managing sub-consultants to carry out surveys
  • Preparing technical reports and presentations
  • Project management, including resource planning, managing budgets, and contribution to work winning, including the development of proposals.

We Are Looking For:

  • An associate/senior ecologist or similarly experienced environmental consultant with ecology-related experience
  • Experience of providing ecological input into Environmental Impact Assessments/ strategic plans / masterplans
  • Experience in a client facing role, providing advice direct to clients
  • Ideally, a working knowledge of international best practice guidance, such as the IFC’s Performance Standards (particularly in relation to biodiversity)
  • Full membership of CIEEM

We are passionate about what we do, working across a diverse range of projects internationally to ensure that international environmental best practice, and biodiversity conservation and management are key drivers in their successful implementation.

Send your application to Buro Happold and take the first step on a journey to fulfilling your potential.


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