Principal Ecologist / Technical Director
Cardiff, GB
6d ago


JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers oftechnical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancysupport to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we arelooking for the most talented and passionate individuals to be our nextgeneration of leaders.

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

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirationswe are looking for a Principal Ecologist or Technical Director to be basedfrom our Cardiff or Bristol office.

The successful candidate will become part of arespected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Essential :

  • An honours degree in ecology or related field
  • Full MIEEM
  • Eligibility for CEnv
  • Proven experience of most aspects of ecological projects
  • Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of biodiversity legislation pertinent to Wales, the UK and Europe
  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice
  • Management experience
  • High level of personal responsibility
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to different project requirements.
  • Desirable :
  • CEnv
  • CEnv
  • Postgraduate degree
  • Protected species licence(s)
  • Full current driving licence
  • Project management experience
  • An ecological specialism
  • At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges.With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in arange of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment whereyou can learn, grow, and thrive.

    From our competitive benefits program to ourHealth and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe thatyou’ll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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

  • Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline PersonnelSecurity Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo variouschecks including : Identity, Right to Work;
  • Employment / Education History andCriminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria,then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

    JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safetyand wellbeing of all.

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