Role Summary: To assist the ecology team in the delivery and management of site surveys, mitigation, reporting and advisory work.

Duties to include ecological surveys, desk study and report writing, mitigation design, site supervision, mentoring of junior staff and liaison with internal/external clients and sub-contractors.

Outline of role:           


·        Provide consultancy services in relation to ecology by undertaking both office and site based work including EcIA, EIA and HRA tasks;

·        Provision of ecological advice especially with regard to protected or invasive species;

·        Site supervision during site investigations and construction programmes if required (Ecological Clerk of Works);

·        Training to manage small projects independently.

·        Develop and enhance existing skills in ecology.

·        Support the preparation of proposal and tender documents

·        Adhere to the company Health and Safety Policy


Qualifications required: ·        Qualified to degree level, preferably to MSc level in a relevant environmental science

·       Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (or suitably qualified to apply)



Experience required:


·         Strong demonstrable ecological survey, assessment and report writing experience

·         Experience of habitat/botanical surveying or ornithological surveying is highly desirable

·         Previous experience of working with protected species. Possession of at least one relevant licence (e.g. bat, great crested newt, dormouse etc) would be advantageous.

·         Experience of Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) would be advantageous

·         The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner and produce clear and concise written documents in English

·         Computer literate with skills in MSOffice


Qualities required: ·         Ability to work on own initiative and seek assistance when required

·         Ability to organise and prioritise workload to ensure that timescales are met

·         Take responsibility for personal development and enable and support the learning of others

·         Project a professional image to clients and colleagues

·         Demonstrate pride in work, through accurate timely delivery

·         Have good communication skills

·         Be enthusiastic

·         Able to work away from the office location in remote locations or on uneven terrain / aquatic environments

Closing date:




Interviews will be arranged in April 2020
Salary range:


Grade 6, pension, life assurance, professional subscription and 25 days holiday


Further information:


For further information please contact Claire Hopkins ([email protected]) however applications must be received through the Sweco Application Portal on our website

Please note that there is an incentive payment available for applicants who apply directly and are successfully appointed.


Company: Sweco UK Ltd

Job title: Ecologist

Contract type: Permanent

Level: Mid-Level

Region: Scotland

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full time

Company website: www.sweco.co.uk

Specific job webpage: www.sweco.co.uk/career/