Jacobs Technical Director, Ecology in Croydon, United Kingdom

Technical Director, Ecology


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Our Environment, Maritime & Resilience and Strategies 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.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for aTechnical Director, Ecology.The successful individual will support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations and willbecome part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Jacob's ecology team is one of the UK's largest most dynamic and respected ecology teams. Our Ecologists provide specialist advice for the full range of projects undertaken by Jacobs, as well as servicing the needs of their own client base. The team works on a range of diverse, high profile projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East

The 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, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate ecologists and field biologists to be our next generation of leaders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and mentoring a team of ecologists working on a variety of projects.

  • Ecological project management.

  • Business development.

  • Preparation of ecological impact studies, feasibility studies, and scheme reports for projects.

  • Resolution of technical issues as they occur for a range of areas across projects and for the monitoring of progress.

  • Integrating the regional delivery and supporting the UK ecology delivery.

  • Take an active role in the technical development of staff, coaching and mentoring on technical issues.



  • An in depth knowledge of ecology science.

  • An honours degree in ecology or related field.

  • Full member of CIEEM.

  • Proven experience of most aspects of ecological projects.

  • Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Evidence of excellent client and stakeholder relationships and ability to develop new ones.

  • Thorough understanding of environmental legislation pertinent to the UK and experience of HRA

  • Proven ability in team leading / management.

  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice.

  • Good IT skills


  • Postgraduate degree

  • Protected species licence(s)

  • Project management experience

  • Chartered Environmentalist / Ecologist

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘ BeyondZero’.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 promote STEMandWISE(Women in Science & Engineering)initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks,centred oninclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


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

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who are seeking reduced hours contracts. Consideration will be given to each application on a case by case basis.

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-Croydon

Req ID: BIA0000FE