Jacobs Aquatic Ecologist in Wokingham, United Kingdom
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The aquatic ecology team are part of the 2400 strong Water and Environment group, supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Working as part of large multidisciplinary teams, our team deliver environmental monitoring programmes, support planning applications, undertake consenting and advisory roles and post project appraisal of a wide range of projects. We are currently delivering a number of high profile national infrastructure developments, power, water and transport infrastructure projects, national flood defence and restoration schemes. Jacobs are a globally respected and ambitious organisation, (ranked #1 Ecology/Wildlife consulting firm in 2019, runner up CIEEM Large Consultancy of the Year 2020 and #1 Environmental Consultant to the UK public sector (Environment Analyst 2020).
The aquatic ecologist role requires you to bring experience of surveying in aquatic environments (marine and/or freshwater). Ideally you will have experience in a taxonomic discipline (such as fish, invertebrates, plants or plankton) or a willingness to learn and be confident working within a professional laboratory environment. You will need to be an advocate for good Health and Safety processes and sufficiently organised to plan and deliver a range of aquatic surveys. Many of our projects are long-term monitoring projects therefore you will also be required to work with large data sets and be proficient at technical report writing.
We are looking for curious individuals that bring diverse thought and a willingness to challenge the accepted. In return we will empower you to work on complex and innovative projects, consider new ways of doing things differently and add value to creative client solutions. We actively support the professional development of staff, through our Global Career Framework, Chartership Academy Programme, Employee Networks and our Communities of Practice networks, which connect us to over 600 Jacobs ecologists globally.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Degree in aquatic ecology discipline or at least 2 years of relevant industry experience
Experience in the delivery of aquatic (marine and/or freshwater) ecology surveys
Experience of taxonomy and analysis of ecological samples in a laboratory setting
Data analysis, interpretation and technical report writing
Flexible approach to working, with travel required across the UK and Ireland
Inquisitiveness and willingness to learn
A ‘hands on’ work ethic and good self-awareness
Ability to adapt to working on a wide range of projects
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