Senior Ecologist
Mott MacDonald
United Kingdom
14d ago

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy. With a £1billion business spanning 140 countries and working in sectors such as transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment, health and education and industry and communications.

Our environment team provides consultancy services to all sectors with the company, including power, water, rail, transportation and building services.

We have been significantly enhancing our ecological consultancy capabilities and the ecology team now has a wide diversity of biodiversity skills and competencies.

Due to this continuous growth we now have a senior vacancy to join our ecology team in Southampton.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

You would be required to assist in the continued delivery of specialist environmental consultancy services. The environment team provides a wide range of specialist environmental support to internal and external clients and has an increasing workload within both the transportation and development sectors.

The team is currently looking to expand to meet its current and future commitments.

Your duties will principally involve the provision of ecological surveys and assessments and assistance in the everyday running of the ecology team, including (for the more senior role) business development, bid preparation, and supervision and mentoring of junior staff.

Candidate Specification

For you to be considered for this role you must have the following :

  • Degree in ecology or directly related subject
  • Proven experience in a consultancy environment
  • You will have a variety of protected species licences and be experienced in liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents
  • Major infrastructure schemes experience
  • EcIA experience to IEEM standard
  • Participatory experience of statutory environmental assessment procedures
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of documents such as WebTAG and DMRB
  • Mentoring skills for junior staff
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Driving licence
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion statement :

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture;
  • Our dedicated provides more information on our efforts and .

    If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

    Flexible working :

    At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility.

    We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

    We can offer :

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.
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