Overview

We are seeking someone who enjoys working in a close-knit team, providing their technical knowledge and experience to help development of solutions both in-team and for our wide range of clients. You would contribute to the growth of our people, our environment business across South Wales and our wider ecology practice which comprises 100 ecologists. You will enjoy rising to a challenge, finding ways to add value for our customers, using and promoting innovative technology and above all, ensuring quality is maintained. Most importantly you will be helping us to build a lasting and sustainable environmental business. We have members of our team who are influential within CIEEM and are supportive of anyone who wants to make an active contribution.

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.

We are an employee owned company and our ecology team are small enough to have a family feel but large enough to work on some of the UK biggest projects. We pay our ecologists in line with their engineering colleagues. You would be able to earn performance-based bonuses throughout the year. 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 have several events throughout the year which is fully inclusive as well as UK wide events such as sports day, skiing trips and environment forums. We support our staff to encourage corporate social responsibilities so that they can undertake activities to give back to the communities.

Position Location: Cardiff
Country: United Kingdom
Contract Type: Permanent
Work Pattern: Full time
Sector: Buildings
Discipline: Environment
Job Ref: 47215BR

Candidate Specification

  • A degree in biology/ecology or directly related subject. An additional higher degree would be an advantage.
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management or equivalent
  • Personal conservation licence for/working towards at least one protected species and experience of obtaining or working under a variety of protected species licences and liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents.
  • Experience in the UK ecological consultancy market with a strong client facing approach
  • Strong knowledge of wildlife legislation including planning processes and/or EIA/HRA assessments and undertaking surveys.
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of applying relevant guidance for surveys.
  • Proficiency in report writing skills, displaying high standards with attention to detail and ability to write accurate and concise reports, such as ecological appraisals, survey reports, method statement.
  • Experience in planning, assisting and delivering baseline or species/habitat specific surveys to fulfil project requirements related to EIA, HRA etc.
  • Experience in preparation and writing ecological sections of environmental impact assessments ensuring that legislative guidelines are met.
  • Willingness to mentor more junior staff.
  • Full, clean driving licence with a willingness and ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally.

Job Profile

A bit about us:
Mott MacDonald continues to grow its ecological consultancy capabilities and our ecology team has a wealth of biodiversity skills and competencies. Our nationwide team of over 70 experienced ecologists have excellent knowledge and practical experience in delivering projects which integrate the importance of biodiversity and potential for enhancement.

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 have several events throughout the year which is fully inclusive as well as UK wide events such as sports day, skiing trips and environment forums. We support our staff to encourage corporate social responsibilities so that they can undertake activities to give back to the communities.

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.

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.