Locogen are looking for a Graduate Ecology Technician with a keen interest in ecological assessment, the natural world and the development of onshore renewable energy. Locogen has a growing inhouse Environmental Team made up of ecologists, ornithologists, hydrologists and environmental engineers primarily working on utility scale onshore wind and solar projects.

Locogen’s vision is a world powered 100% by renewables; where everyone has access to affordable, sustainable energy and clean air.   We’re a multidisciplinary renewable energy company; offering our clients consultancy, design, development, build and management of renewable assets.


Locogen’s work is innovative and varied including projects, from community and local energy level to utility scale, across Wind, Solar PV, Hydro, Renewable Heat, Battery Storage (BESS) and Hydrogen.


About our Graduate Ecology Technician Role:

This is a great opportunity for someone with an ecology or environmental degree to work closely with our senior team delivering the ecological elements of renewable projects to our clients.


Who would be a good fit?:   

  • A graduate with a good foundation understanding of UK ecology & biodiversity; including a working knowledge of protected species and non-native invasives legislation.
  • An ecology graduate with experience of bat assessment, ideally with experience of bat call analysis with the software Kaleidoscope from Wildlife Acoustics or similar.
  • Someone who is keen to help deliver projects with a pro-active solution-based approach and assist in designing largescale renewables developments that are sympathetic to ecological interests.
  • This is primarily an office-based role, so a graduate who is keen to focus on the written and data-based elements of ecology rather than fieldwork will be paramount, however there may be occasional opportunities to undertake and assist with fieldwork.
  • Someone with a keen eye for detail and the ability to organise, review and manage large ecological datasets to a high standard.
  • Someone who loves learning, because we have a number of incredibly knowledgeable people who love to teach and develop people’s skills.
  • It’s a friendly environment where we all collaborate, support and learn from each other. So, if you like to have fun and enjoy your work you will fit right in here.


Here are some beneficial but not essential skills: 

  • Some prior experience of managing large datasets efficiently and effectively.
  • An understanding of renewable energy technologies
  • Previous experience of liaising with multiple stakeholders.
  • GIS skills – particularly in QGIS & CAD software.


What does the day to day look like?:

Our work is varied but here are some of the things you might find yourself doing:

  • Management of large ecological datasets
  • Reviewing and analysing ecological datasets; including bat analysis.
  • Assisting with Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA)
  • Liaising with clients and a variety of stakeholders across multiple projects.
  • Helping to manage a large team of sub-contactor surveyors across the breadth of the UK.
  • Health & Safety management – drafting of Risk Assessments & Methods Statements (RAMS) and help in implementing safe working procedures on our sites.
  • Assisting with the drafting of technical reports.
  • Assisting in undertaking fieldwork and site visits for onshore wind and solar sites.
  • Helping to provide ecological and environmental technical support to other business units within the company.


What is it like to work at Locogen?

This role is based in our Stockbridge (Edinburgh) office with some home working – the office is dog friendly, modernly kitted out and has free parking.

We are a multidisciplinary team of friendly, innovative, and creative people who are passionate about renewable energy. We are informal. non-hierarchical, inclusive, open, and collaborative.  Locogen is a place where everyone can grow and develop supported by experienced people, doing innovative and interesting work.


We love what we do and believe in empowering and trusting each other to deliver. We learn from our experiences, take accountability, and hold others to account. We are client focused and inspire each other to do the best we can. We like a chat and value communication with each other and our clients. We are a social bunch so there is always something going on and we have regular organised socials.


Some of our benefits:

  • Flexible working hours: core hours are 10am – 4pm – if you make up your weekly hours then we don’t mind how you manage your time.
  • ‘Digital nomad’ policy: ability to work from anywhere for up to four weeks a year (subject to agreement.
  • 34 days holiday.
  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities – training, memberships, and educations costs covered.
  • Private Health insurance.
  • Life Assurance, Critical Illness, and Income Protection options.
  • Growth Shares Scheme.
  • Pension at 10% (5% employee/ employer contribution split). We are flexible on if employees want to opt out or contribute more of their salary.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • EV Car Scheme.

No candidate will meet every single desired criterion. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified, and you think you can bring value to the role then we’d love to hear from you.


We are not using agencies to recruit for this role so please apply to us directly.