Seasonal Ecologist



Paid • Full or Part Time • Temporary

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 17th March 2021  

We employ a number of field biologists and ecologists to assist with and undertake data collection and monitoring commitments on projects. We are now looking for field scientists to support our project commitments on a range of contract types. We are looking for seasonal ecologists across our office locations in; Southampton, Peterborough/Norwich, London/Croydon, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Swindon, Winnersh, Worcester, and Birmingham.

We are especially interested in recruiting experienced field survey leads, in particular bat specialists, water vole specialists, botanists and ornithologists, and would be keen to offer fixed term full-time or part-time roles to the right candidates.

Our ecology team is currently over a hundred strong which means technical as well as career mentoring to ensure your continued professional development. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the national team of ecologists working on a variety of projects
  • Survey support and logistic planning
  • Ecological surveying and biological data collection
  • Producing quality assured ecology deliverables
  • Report Writing

Our Water and Environment 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 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Experience in ecology surveys and as a field scientist
  • Eligibility for CIEEM membership
  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports 
  • You must be a good team player with a willingness to work away from your base office.

Ideally, here’s what you’ll also have: 

  • An honours degree in ecology or related field
  • Driving license
  • Relevant undergraduate work placements or post graduate studies
  • Understanding of relevant UK legislation
  • Full CIEEM membership
  • Postgraduate degree
  • Protected species licence(s)
  • An ecological specialism
  • Chartered Environmentalist
  • ECoW experience

Why Jacobs?

We’re invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what’s possible. There’s something that drives everyone – and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow. 

Our Culture At Jacobs we 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 STEM, 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. 

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; 

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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