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Seasonal Ecologist

Edinburgh, UK


About the opportunity:

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

We are especially interested in recruiting experienced field survey leads, bat specialists, water vole specialists, botanists and ornithologists in particular, 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. Qualifications - External

An honours degree in Ecology or similar

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:

Driving license (please specify on your CV)

Relevant undergraduate work placements, post graduate studies or volunteering experience

Understanding of relevant UK legislation

Understanding of GIS or basic ability using ArcGIS

Full CIEEM membership

Postgraduate degree

Protected species licence(s)

An ecological specialism

Chartered Environmentalist

ECoW experience

Additional Information

We are looking for candidates to register their interest with Jacobs, with a CV and Cover Letter, before the end of the year. The interview and selection process will run throughout December and January, with start dates anticipated in March.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

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If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here .

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.


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