Wood is seeking experienced and driven consultant ecologists to join our well established and growing ecology team based in our Shrewsbury, Knutsford or Leeds office to support in the delivery of some exciting and varied projects.

Requisition ID: 2021-88900
Work Location: GB-Shropshire-Shrewsbury
Additional Work Locations: GB-Cheshire-Knutsford | GB-Yorkshire-Leeds
Department / Discipline: Environmental
Position Type: Staff / Permanent

You will be working closely with other members of the team and colleagues in other technical disciplines to deliver ecological support on a variety of projects across the country, with opportunities to develop project management skills, business development and assisting in training of more junior members of the team.

The ideal candidate will have the follow:

  • A good working knowledge of environmental legislation and planning policy
  • Experience in designing and leading protected species surveys
  • Experience delivering high – quality technical reports

Skills / Qualifications


  • An undergraduate ecology or related degree
  • Good working knowledge of environmental legislation and planning policy
  • One or more protected species licences
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • Experience in designing, undertaking, and leading ecological surveys for protected species and habitats, devising ecological mitigation and habitat management plans
  • Experience in acting as an Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Experience in writing and contributing to technical reports such as baseline reports, preliminary ecological appraisal, ecological mitigation strategies and habitat management plans
  • Willingness to stay away overnight and to work away from home
  • Clean, full U.K driver’s licence


  • MSc or PhD in ecology or similar
  • Experience in Ecological and Environmental Impact Assessments (EcIA / EIA)
  • Experience in project / task management of small – mid – scale projects

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

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