You will work within a large team of ecologists and other environmental staff on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors (power, transport, oil and gas, maritime). This role will suit an outgoing individual who wants to be part of a growth business in this specialist area and help support delivery of ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment. In addition, there may be a need for general ecological support to a range of projects within the wider environmental team, working closely with other disciplines to ensure ecological objectives for projects are delivered successfully, within budget and to a programme.

Candidate Specification

  • Degree in ecology/ biology or directly related subject (minimum of 2.1)
  • Experience in undertaking extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • Experience in preparation and writing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA) and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) reports in accordance with CIEEM Guidelines
  • Experience of obtaining a variety of protected species licenses and liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents
  • Hold at least one protected species survey licence
  • Relevant experience connected with major infrastructure schemes
  • Relevant consultancy experience
  • Strong report writing skills, attention to detail and ability to write concise reports
  • Experience in planning, assisting and delivering surveys to fulfill project requirements related to EcIA, HRA etc.
  • Full, clean driving license and willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation, including the planning process and EIA assessments
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Experience in bat sound analysis software would be advantageous
  • Basic GIS skills
  • CIEEM Membership

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.

Job Profile

Our 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 within the transportation, water and power sectors. Due to this continuous growth, we now have a need for an experienced ecologist to join our 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.