Jacobs Seasonal Ecologist in London, United Kingdom
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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:
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; 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.
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
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.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
An honours degree in Ecology or similar
Experience in ecology surveys and as a field scientist
Relevant undergraduate work placements, post graduate studies or volunteering experience
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
Eligibility to work in the UK
Driving licence (please specify on your CV)
The closing date for applications is 17th February 2023, however adverts may be withdrawn earlier should we experience high application volumes so we would encourage you to apply sooner rather than later. The interview and selection process will begin in January and run through to March with anticipated start dates in April.
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