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Jacobs Ecologist in Cardiff, United Kingdom



Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction – and program - management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019 World's Most Admired Companies…

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The ecology team is currently over a hundred strong which offers opportunities for technical as well as career mentoring to ensure your continued professional development.At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and were looking for the most talented and passionate ecologists and field biologists to be our next generation of leaders.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for an Ecologist for our Leeds team. The successful candidates will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Support the Principal Ecologist in project deliveryPlanning and resourcing of ecological surveysLead ecological surveysSupport business developmentCandidates must have a flexible approach to working hours to accommodate seasonality and survey time constraints


An honours degree in ecology or a closely related fieldCIEEM membershipAn experienced ecology surveyor and a good field scientistSurveying and work experience in the UK regulatory framework including protected species licensingExperienced in running small projectsAbility to write clear and concise reportsAble to produce quality assured ecology deliverablesAble to mentor less experience members of the teamGood communication and IT skillsCurrent and full driving licence


CEnv / CEcolPostgraduate degreeProtected species licence (s)An ecological specialismGIS skillsWorking knowledge of the Habitats Directive 1992 (as amended)ECoW experience


At Jacobswe 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.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

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; http://www.jacobs.com/

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.

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



Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Cardiff

Req ID: BIA00076X