AECOM’s Marine Ecology team continues to expand and we’re looking for experienced new team members to join us, working on exciting international and UK projects. We are key players in a really diverse range of projects including impact assessments for high profile power and infrastructure schemes, oil and gas, industrial and commercial developments. You’ll join a technically skilled and enthusiastic team and will have significant opportunities to use and develop your own technical practice. The appointees can be based at any of our main offices in the UK. You need to have demonstrable consultancy experience in marine ecology encompassing national and international impact assessments as well as contribute to other areas of work including research, survey design and business development.

Job Duties:

The appointee would undertake the following tasks as part of their role:

  • Act as marine ecology technical lead for a wide range of marine & coastal projects including EIA/ESIA screening & scoping, ES chapters, HRA, WFD and MCZ assessments and Marine Licence applications;
  • Plans and organizes project studies such as desk based studies, scopes of work for subcontractors, specification of surveys and modelling studies where needed (e.g. underwater sound, sediment dispersion);
  • Collaborate with other environmental disciplines such as acoustics and coastal processes;
  • Input to or lead on fee proposals, contribution to marketing and business development including internal and external presentations and client liaison;
  • Review of baseline and impact studies in line with international biodiversity standards;
  • Design, procure and/or participate in intertidal and subtidal surveys, data analysis and reporting;
  • Habitat and species identification (in-situ, from video etc.), biotope determination;
  • Mentor and develop and work of less experienced marine ecology scientists;
  • Project Management tasks including managing budgets, programme and subcontractors, quality assurance of deliverables; and
  • Undertake other tasks to support the wider environmental business, as required.

Minimum Requirements

We are looking for ambitious and confident marine ecological consultants who can offer the following:

  • Provision of technical advice and application of advanced scientific practices, theories and technologies for a diverse range of marine projects;
  • Experience writing marine Environmental Statement chapters and undertaking associated assessments (HRA/WFD/MCZ);
  • Specialist knowledge in one or more key areas including underwater sound impacts, the ecology of fish or marine mammals, international biodiversity performance standards, tropical habitats, analysis of complex marine data sets and marine survey design and planning;
  • Make a positive contribution to Business Development, marketing and production of techncial standards;
  • Be a self-starter with excellent time management skills and motivation to work on own initiative though the right candidate will enjoy a close working relationship with marine ecology colleagues;
  • A willingness to collaborate, with other ecologists and across a variety of adjacent disciplines including coastal processes and hydrodynamics, acoustics, water scientists etc;
  • Conducts research, develops technical practice standards and does investigation work as required.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and share knowledge and experience with colleagues;
  • Positive engagement with Health and Safety issues associated with working in, on & near water;
  • A willingness to undertake fieldwork on occasion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A recognised degree in marine biology/ecology or a related a biological or science discipline – a relevant post graduate qualification in the one of these would be advantageous but not essential for an experienced professional;
  • Member of CIEEM or similar professional body; or eligible to qualify for this status;
  • Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

As an employer of choice, we are more than happy to explore flexible working arrangements for this vacancy.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Ecology

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 220272BR

Additional Locations UK – Basingstoke, UK – Bristol – Portwall Place, UK – Croydon – Bedford Park, UK – Edinburgh – Tanfield, UK – Liverpool, UK – Nottingham Regan Way, UK – Oxford – Avalon House

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.