In collaboration with ecology colleagues and other environmental disciplines you will be responsible for supporting a variety of multi-disciplinary projects, with a key focus on supporting on a range of ecological surveys, managing field data and the delivery of technical reports.

This role will suit a dynamic, proactive individual who want to work in a growth area of our business and help support the delivery of ecological services in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment.


Candidate Specification

  • A degree in biology/ecology or directly related subject. An additional higher degree would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the UK ecological consultancy market with a strong client facing approach preferred
  • Sound generalist ecologist background with experience in habitats and protected/notable species.
  • Experience in planning, assisting and delivering baseline species/habitat surveys to fulfil project requirements related to planning applications, EIA, HRA etc.
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of applying relevant guidance for surveys. This includes experience in undertaking protected species surveys, as well as habitat / botanical surveys (UKHab/Phase 1). Understanding of upland habitats found commonly in Scotland preferred.
  • Personal conservation licence for/working towards at least one protected species and experience of obtaining or working under a variety of protected species licences and liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents.
  • Strong knowledge of wildlife legislation including planning processes and/or EIA/HRA assessments and undertaking surveys.
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management or equivalent preferred
  • Proficiency in report writing skills, displaying high standards with attention to detail and ability to write accurate and concise reports, such as ecological appraisals, survey reports, method statement
  • Experience in preparation and writing ecological sections of environmental impact assessments ensuring that legislative guidelines are met
  • Willingness to mentor more junior staff
  • Willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally

Equality, diversity and inclusion 

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

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 reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can assist.


Agile working 

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.