We have an opportunity for a Senior Ecologist either based in Belfast, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds or York offices. You will work as part of a team of 30 ecologists within Arup’s northern England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland offices, within a wider multi-disciplinary Climate and Sustainability Services consulting team to deliver an effective and professional service to a wide range of clients. Projects can vary greatly in nature and duration, which helps to provide a hugely diverse and exciting workload.

Your day-to-day tasks could include preparation of clear and concise reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA), Species Survey Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Habitats Regulations Appraisals (HRA) and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Assessments. Field survey work, such as Phase 1 Habitat/UKHab surveys (including condition scoring for BNG assessments and invasive species) and protected species surveys (e.g. for great crested newt, bats, and badger). Data exploration of survey results, including managing the delivery of GIS outputs.

At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. Our strength comes from how we respect, share, and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas.

You will have the opportunity do socially useful work that has meaning – to Arup, to your career, to our members and to the clients and communities we serve.

Is this role right for you?

We are looking for people with the following skills –

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, such as Ecology, Zoology, Geography or Biology (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge in designing, carrying out ecological surveys and delivering EcIA and HRA is essential.
  • Post qualification knowledge, most of which will have been gained within a planning or environmental/ecological consultancy area.
  • A full driving license is applicable for this role.
  • Experience with protected species survey licence(s)

Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Please email karin.spies@arup.com

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