MacArthur Green specialises in providing ecology, ornithology and peat consultancy services for renewables and grid projects. We are dedicated to helping projects with important benefits to people and nature succeed, whilst creating a positive environmental legacy through our work.

Our team has strong mix of scientific, commercial and regulatory knowledge and experience. This ensures that we consistently deliver high quality and pragmatic services and advice.

We require an enthusiastic and talented Field Ecologist to join our team to help deliver our portfolio of Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) projects on wind farm sites and support with wider ecological and water quality surveys (protected species, bats, habitats, peat).

The position will be largely site based so you must love the great outdoors in all its splendour, and in all the elements. The position will involve a mixture of lone and paired working, so you must be resourceful and content to work alone.

The role will involve:

  • Working with our ECoW team on large scale onshore wind farms.
  • Undertaking site inspections/audits to monitor the performance of construction works.
  • Liaising with statutory regulators on behalf of the client.
  • Reporting on compliance with consent conditions.
  • Providing guidance and advice to contractors and the client during the construction.
  • Input into weekly and monthly ECoW reports.
  • Ecology surveys (including protected species and peat probing).
  • Undertaking pre-construction baseline surveys.
  • Data entry (Excel) and digitisation (QGIS).

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:


  • Degree or equivalent experience in an environmental field (Ecology, Zoology, Environmental Management).
  • Valid UK driving licence (manual is essential).
  • Knowledge and experience of undertaking ecology surveys.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a flexible and proactive approach to work.
  • Strong IT skills including, MS Word and Excel.
  • Willingness to travel and work away from home.
  • Willingness to support other disciplines within MacArthur Green (such as ecology, water quality monitoring and peat) when required.
  • Live in or near Glasgow.


  • Experience of liaising with statutory regulators on behalf of the client.
  • Experience of working on large scale renewable projects.
  • CSCS Card.
  • Protected species licence(s).
  • 4x 4 driving experience.
  • Management experience.
  • Experience of undertaking ECoW work.

We devote time and resource to supporting and developing our team. We offer solid training and career development opportunities, monthly walk and talk catch ups with your line manager, and annual appraisals. Depending on your passion to progress and the time you have available, we will work with you to develop your specialism and valuable sector knowledge.

Send your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@macarthurgreen.com

Deadline: 24th May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Please submit your application as soon as possible.