Be the difference in a decade of change

ERM are seeking a talented Principal Ecologist on a permanent staff basis. This is a great opportunity work across multiple areas, on UK and International projects. The role is mainly desk based, on a hybrid/remote basis, therefore offers a great work/life balance. Occasional travel to sites will be required.

A Principal Ecologist in the Renewables industry plays an essential role in ensuring that renewable energy projects are developed in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. You’ll be assessing the environmental impacts of wind, solar, and battery storage projects, identifying potential risks and mitigation measures, and ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met. These roles are critical in promoting ecological stewardship, enhancing biodiversity, and minimizing the environmental impact of Renewables projects.

If you’re passionate about biodiversity, are degree qualified in a related field, and have similar work experience within a consent-based consultancy then we’d love to hear from you! Renewables experience is not essential – just a passion for it! A full UK driving licence is essential, along with membership of a professional body such as CIEEM, or willingness to apply.

Why join ERM?

We offer flexible working to suit your life – need to do the school run? Not a problem! More productive and happy if you work from home a few days per week? Go ahead! You’ll have 25 days annual leave + public holidays, twice annual promotion opportunities, annual salary review and performance related bonus, private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, employee assistance programme, volunteering and Give As You Earn opportunities, travel season ticket loan, premium account for Calm (the #1 app for sleep and meditation), Cycle2Work Scheme, discounts on gym membership and gift cards for a wide variety of retailers and restaurants, and 6% pension contribution. We offer employees a Safety First, diverse and inclusive culture in which difference is embraced, valued and celebrated. With a robust career framework in place and 20+ technical communities of global experts you can join, there are great opportunities to advance your career here at ERM.

Full time, part time, and flexible working opportunities are available for this role.

About Us

At ERM, sustainability is our business.

We are the world’s largest advisory firm focused solely on sustainability, offering unparalleled expertise across business and finance.

ERM partners with clients to operationalize sustainability at pace and scale, through our unique combination of strategic transformation and technical delivery capabilities.

Our diverse global team of experts works with the world’s leading organizations to help them set clear sustainability targets, measure progress and operationalize strategy through deep implementation and business transformation.

With more than 50 years of experience, our ability to integrate sustainability solutions and our depth and breadth of technical knowledge are why organizations choose to partner with us as their trusted advisor.

Every one of us firmly believes in the potential to create value for our clients through an integrated approach to sustainability (because we have personally seen it and professionally achieved it).

Our team members are passionate about client service. We work closely with our clients to help them operationalize their sustainability goals and meet their environmental, health and safety objectives while advancing ERM’s purpose through delivering tangible progress in what the United Nations coined The Decade of Action.

Organizing our people across globally integrated communities of technical and strategic talent positions ERM to be a “boots to boardroom” leader in bringing that value creation to our clients, partners, and the world.

We recruit exceptional professionals with a personal and professional passion for sustainability and nurture them to even greater success as specialists. We prepare our consultants to bring integrated, innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients and provide opportunities for ongoing development across a variety of subject areas related to technical, business, and personal growth.

At ERM, effort pays off and becomes career defining work that leaves a positive imprint on our planet.