As Tetra Tech builds on its demonstrable track record as one of the leading global environmental consultancies, we are seeking an assistant to join our team in the Midlands.  With ambitions to grow our UK presence to emulate the success of the global business, we are looking for an ecologist to join our established network of over 80 ecologists with the energy to contribute to a diverse project portfolio.


As a multidisciplinary consultancy, we work closely with colleagues from other teams including planning, placemaking, engineering, transportation and asset management – including through the identification of opportunities, tendering and project delivery.  You will be proactive in developing relationships with colleagues from across the business, liaising with other teams on a regular basis and supporting them through stages of a project.


We pride ourselves on our ability to offer professional ecology advice across a breadth of sectors including residential, defence, energy, government services and transport.  We can draw on the knowledge of sector leads and experienced technical consultants across Tetra Tech, as well as the support of our wider ecology team, to develop the best solutions.


Given the variety of projects we work on, we are looking for an ecologist who has strong field skills and who can confidently adapt their technical knowledge to specific client and project requirements, including liaison with stakeholders.  With support from the regional and wider national teams, and in line with our defined career framework, you will develop your expertise across many areas of ecology although you will also be able to choose to develop skills in a particular technical specialism.


We operate fully flexible, hybrid working which allows our ecologists to choose where, how and when they work as long as our clients are receiving the high-quality service they expect.  We focus on talent and skills, not postcode.   The role will require site work as well as working closely with the regional team and developing relationships with clients and colleagues from other teams so may require some time at an office or alternative working space to suit those involved.


We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced or compressed hours and flexible start or finish times. We can offer a range of solutions to help you get the most out of your work / life balance.  If the timing’s not quite right for you, please do still get in touch as we will always consider deferring the start date for the right candidate.


About the team:

•     Multi-award winning Ecology team; recently winning CIEEM Large Consultancy of the Year and Large Scale Mitigation project in 2023.

•    Over 85 permanent ecologists across 13 offices working as one cohesive team.
•    Time away from home minimised.
•    IT systems allow seamless remote and flexible working, so proximity to an office is not a barrier– we focus on talents & skills, not postcode.  Our ecologists can work on the projects that interest them and deliver them to the highest standards.
•    Cars or car allowances to every member of the team regardless of grade, including for personal use.
•    Established TOIL system to allow time management to suit specific personal needs alongside seasonal demands.
•    Career frameworks provide clarity on how to progress.
•    We encourage the development of well-rounded ecologists who can talk about all stages of a project. We offer internal and external training and mentoring, including from our inhouse experts.
•    Bat handling licence incentivisation scheme to thank ecologists who spend time and effort in achieving their licence – we know it’s not easy!
•    And to show our support of personal development, we award a significant financial bonus to anyone achieving Chartered Environmentalist/Ecologist status through CIEEM.
•    We work closely with many other teams, including our own Planners, Archaeologists, Landscape Architects, Masterplanners and Engineers. With a culture of openness, there is always someone within the business who can provide advice and support for almost any query.