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Jacobs Aquatic Ecologist in Wokingham, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

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

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.