Principal Marine Ecologist
Southampton, GB
14d ago


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverseproviders of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services forindustrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teamscollaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind someof the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster acollaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and wewant you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourageapplications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’contracts.

Our Environment, Maritime andResilience business bringstogether a breadth of like-minded problem solvers, from across science andengineering, to help our clients across all of our market sectors meet theircorporate and regulatory obligations effectively and responsibly deliver theirinfrastructure and customer outcomes.

Our environmental capabilities compriseof in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reachinto the Middle East and in India.

To meetour growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are seekinga Principal Marine Ecologist.

The Jacobs Ecology group is basednationally, and as such all office locations will be considered for this role.

As a Principal Marine Ecologist, youwill be working on a range of projects, including a number of high profilenationally important infrastructure developments.

You will work as part of ateam, helping to plan, manage and deliver marine workloads.

The successful candidate will have aproven track record of leading and delivering the marine input on a range ofprojects.

The candidate will be well versed with planning, coordinating anddelivering marine work programmes.

The candidate will be well versed with planningand authoring technical reports, including baseline reports, environmentalimpact assessment chapters, technical notes and HRAs.

The candidate should alsobe capable of handling and analysing large marine biological datasets usingstatistical packages such PRIMER.

The candidate will have a working knowledgeof relevant UK legislation and have a proven record of liaising with regulatorsand consenting bodies such as MMO and NRW on technical issues and licensing.

The successful candidate will also beexpected to contribute to the delivery of other workloads out with theirspecialism, and to contribute to business development and staff training.

A flexible approach to working is amust, as there will be a requirement for you to travel within the UK.

The successful candidate should have adegree as a minimum and a significant amount of relevant experience.

Responsibilities include :

  • Coordinating andmanaging all project related marine work
  • Developing andauthoring marine technical reports
  • Liaising withclients and regulators
  • Leading andsupporting business development initiatives
  • Supporting stafftraining
  • Essential :

  • Degreequalification in a related discipline
  • Marinespecialism
  • Track recordof planning and coordinating marine monitoring programmes
  • A significant amount of professional experience with a proven track record of authoringtechnical reports for major projects
  • Detailedunderstanding of relevant UK legislation and of the EIA / DCO process
  • Ability towrite clear and concise technical / consultancy reports, including baseline, EIAand HRA chapters
  • Experienceof liaising with regulators, including MMO, NRW, NE etc
  • Charteredstatus with a relevant professional body
  • Full drivinglicence
  • Desirable :

  • Post graduate qualification in related discipline
  • Personal survival skills training
  • Our Culture

    At Jacobs we 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 are committed to equality across our businessand we work with external organisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall .

    We are also Disability ConfidentCommitted ; therefore, weguarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteriafor a vacancy.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of GlobalNetworks, centred oninclusion and diversity which is the foundationof our business and at the centre of our values.

  • To find out more about our networks, please visitour website;
  • 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 Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safetyand wellbeing of all.

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