Senior Ecologist

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Job Description

Start here. Grow here.

Are you ready to join a team of talented Ecologist’s and shape the future of the environment?

Join our dynamic Nature team as a Senior Ecologist in our growing Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Basingstoke, Croydon and Leeds though other locations would be considered,as well as taking advantage of our flexible hybrid working model. At AECOM, we’re at the forefront of innovation, delivering an exceptional portfolio of Ecology programs and projects through long-term partnerships with key clients. Presently, our Northern regional Nature teams are working on a new electrical transmission line for National Grid (facilitating the connection of proposed new offshore wind), rail projects including the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), nationally significant blue and green hydrogen production facilities, solar farm projects, in addition to various water and highways projects and potential to travel to assist with North Wales, Scotland and potentially more internationally.

In this role, depending on your interests and skillset, you will have opportunities to support on a variety of areas such as: using innovative techniques for species and habitats surveys, data capture and reporting; work winning; Advanced Bat Licence Survey Techniques; and Biodiversity Net Gain mentoring and coaching of the team. Our supportive environment offers both internal and external training opportunities within a nurturing mentoring and coaching framework.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Actively support the health, safety and well-being of the team and other colleagues;
  • Support the preparation of high quality and commercially astute bids and tenders for ecological services, notably in the energy, defence, and water sectors.
  • Plan, schedule and organise all phases of ecological project work, ensuring necessary resources, budgets and controls are in place to meet both programme and budget requirements;
  • Support delivery of high-quality ecological consultancy and advisory services to both internal and external clients, including through our check and review processes;
  • Support development of technically robust and pragmatic solutions to complex ecological issues;
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with other members of the ecology team, within projects and with clients;
  • Support production of ecology chapters for environmental statements and protected species licence applications;
  • Author or technically check project deliverables to ensure high quality outputs;
  • Support the continued development of our technical capabilities and reach;
  • Support your line manager with maintaining performance and skill sets as well as in collecting and disseminating key business messages and metrics.

If you’re passionate about innovation and turning bold ideas into reality, AECOM welcomes you. Join our team, where we don’t just construct infrastructure but also uplift communities and enhance lives. Why not give our AECOM page on LinkedIn a follow to stay updated on the impactful projects we’re working on and see firsthand the difference we’re making in the industry!

Come grow with us.

Become part of our dynamic Nature business, which boasts around 150 professional experts including national and global leaders located across the UK and Republic of Ireland, from species licence holders to experts in impact assessment, habitat creation, ecosystem restoration, enhancement, and management. Our Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) professionals not only influence policy and guidance but steer practical and collaborative design decisions that promote positive outcomes.At AECOM, you’ll thrive in an inclusive and forward-thinking environment where your contributions are valued.

And let’s not forget about the perks at AECOM. You’ll enjoy a range of core and personalised benefits designed to support your future and well-being, customised to fit your lifestyle. Take advantage of career development opportunities, our flexible hybrid working model to ensure a work-life balance that suits your lifestyle, technical practice networks, AECOM University, and volunteering days.


Ready to push the limits of what’s possible?

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Demonstratable experience in planning and delivery of ecological services on projects in the UK or Ireland;
  • Well-developed understanding of relevant wildlife conservation or in relation to a least one major habitat type or species;
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution and evidence of working towards Chartership ( such as CIEEM or related.)
  • Excellent field skills in at least one specialist area including any protected species licences;
  • A proactive approach to Health and Safety;

We celebrate diversity, including neurodiversity, and believe it enriches our team. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and abilities. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us at At AECOM, we value everyone’s unique contributions and perspectives.

If you meet some of the requirements above or have transferable skills you believe would benefit us, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Additional Information

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For further information about the role, reach out to the recruiter on LinkedIn (Melissa Moody).

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