Seasonal ecologists to provide temporary ecological clerk of works support to the wider ecology team. Largely site based, ability to travel and drive essential.

You will be working mostly in the field, alongside the construction team, tackling ecological issues as they arise, so flexibility, initiative and communication are essential. This role is fully supported by a senior team, who are on hand to help and advise.

This opportunity is not a one-way street as we will give you an exciting space in which to develop. You will be visible within our business, working with other ecology teams across the UK and providing you with the opening for your reputation to grow, allowing you to influence peers both internally and across the sector.

Position Location: Anglian Region
Contract Type: Contract
Work Pattern: Full time
Sector: Water
Discipline: Environment
Job Ref: 49068BR
Recruiter Contact: Diana Collington/Kirsten McNair

Candidate Specification

For this role you should have a strong combination of the following:

  • Relevant degree in ecology or directly related subject
  • Experience of protected species and/or botanical surveys
  • Relevant consultancy experience
  • Relevant experience connected with major infrastructure schemes
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Must have a driving licence and when required be prepared to work/travel outside of normal working hours
  • If you have an EPS licence it would be highly desirable

Job Profile

Our environment team provides a wide range of specialist environmental support to internal and external clients and has an increasing workload across infrastructure and development sectors. Owing to continuous work on a large-scale utilities project in the Anglia region, we now have a need for a number of seasonal ecologists to join our team on fixed term contracts. Ideally you will be based in the Anglia area or willing to re-locate, for the 2021 season.

This role is to start working from April 2021.

Why join Mott MacDonald?
We are an employee owned company and are small enough to have a family feel but large enough to work on some of the UK’s biggest projects. We pay our ecologists in line with their engineering colleagues. Our projects are interesting, technically challenging and we excel in offering innovative solutions. Our ecology teams across the UK are highly experienced in their fields and are proactive when working together imparting knowledge. We are a well-respected company with strong values. We have a strong sports and social team who hold several events throughout the year which are fully inclusive as well as UK wide events such as sports day and environment forums. We support our staff to encourage corporate social responsibilities so that they can undertake activities to give back to the communities. We offer a 6 months contract rather than zero hours contracts, at the end of the contract there are opportunities to join us permanently where positions are open.

Equality, diversity and inclusion:
Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Flexible working:
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.