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Jacobs Senior Hydro-Ecologist in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we currently have an opportunity for a senior hydro-ecologist to join our Water Catchment Management team in the UK. (Location can be flexible). You will be joining an experienced team of water specialists and ecologists who support projects to characterise, assess, enhance, restore and create habitats.

Providing specialist hydro-ecology technical expertise to deliver innovative and high standard solutions on wetland characterisation, assessment, enhancement, restoration and habitat creation.

  • Developing hydro-ecological Conceptual Site Models (CSMs).

  • Leading on the delivery of hydro-ecological desk studies and technical assessments, ensuring technical excellence and timely delivery within budget.

  • Field based work including hydro-ecology surveys and monitoring, including training of juniors to undertake these surveys.

  • Supporting experienced project managers whilst working and/or leading as part of a multi-disciplinary wetland team and in liaison with contractors and regulators.

  • Checking and reviewing technical reports.

  • Presenting information at meetings in a concise and effective manner.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of a good honours degree in earth sciences and a master’s degree or doctorate in hydrogeology, hydrology, hydro-ecology, water resources management or environmental engineering or equivalent experience

  • Good knowledge / experience of wetland characterisation and typology

  • The ability to analyse information about water level, flow and quality data in relation to wetlands and to present this logically and accurately in reports or verbal presentations.

  • Experience of enhancing, restoring, and creating a variety of wetland habitat types for a range of environmental drivers (carbon sequestration, flood risk management, biodiversity net gain, etc).

  • Understanding of funding mechanisms available, and planning opportunities and constraints for wetland enhancement, restoration, and creation

  • Leading on scoping, supporting and interpreting ground investigations to adequately characterise wetlands.

Our Culture

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. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)