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Jacobs Senior Ecologist in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Senior Ecologist


Jacobs leads the globalprofessional 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 companiesand organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients acrossmultiple markets and geographies.

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

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

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

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Our Environment, Maritime & Resilience 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 aSenior Ecologist.

We are part of Jacobs’ 180-strong UK ecology team, one of the UK’s largest, most dynamic and respected ecology teams. The team delivers surveys, impact assessments and Habitats Regulations Appraisals for high profile infrastructure projects.

The size and diversity of our teammeans you’ll get 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.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Principal Ecologist in project delivery

  • Planning, resourcing and leading ecological field surveys

  • Producing quality assured ecology deliverables

  • Mentoring less experienced staff

  • Supporting business development activities



  • An honours degree in ecology or closely related field

  • Surveying and working experience in the UK regulatory framework including protected species -- licensing

  • Associate or Full member of CIEEM

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience of either EcIA or producing EPSM license applications

  • Capable of organising and developing your work with minimal supervision

  • Full current UK driving license


  • CEnv / CEcol or eligibility for these, Postgraduate degree

  • An ecological specialism

  • ECoW experience

  • Protected species license(s). Bat license would be especially advantageous

  • GIS skills

  • Working knowledge of the Habitats Directive 1992 (as amended)

Our Culture

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 arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering)and Stonewall .We are also DisabilityConfident Committed ;therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy.

Weencourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reducedhours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% ofthe Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit ourwebsite;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-Peterborough

Req ID: BI 0008TI