We are looking for a Consultant / Senior ecologist to join our team and work on a variety of projects across different sectors. You will work closely with our Principal Ecologist, who is the lead ecologist for the North of the UK and assist them in building a team of talented and passionate professionals who share our vision of innovation, scientific research and a forward-thinking approach to biodiversity.

You will be a key player in advancing our UK presence and supporting our reputation for excellence in the field of ecology by delivering high-quality work underpinned by best practices

As a Consultant / Senior Ecologist, you will collaborate with teams from different disciplines, such as planning, engineering, and design, backed by an Ecology Team that will support you. You will support our existing partnerships with various water utilities, as well as pursuing new opportunities and aiding our lead ecologist in expanding our client base.

You will be responsible for managing complex ecological issues within a project context, such as conducting ecological surveys and assessments, designing and implementing ecological mitigation and enhancement measures, and applying for and obtaining protected species licences. You will also mentor junior staff and help them develop their ecological skills and knowledge. You will have the opportunity to work with autonomy and grow professionally, as well as participate in training and networking events.

About You

We’re searching for a passionate and qualified Ecologist to join our dynamic team. If you hold a degree in ecology or a closely related field, and possess 2-5 years of experience navigating the intricacies of ecological consultancy, then we are keen to speak with you!

Your deep understanding of UK and EU wildlife legislation and policy will be invaluable as you conduct high-quality ecological surveys, assessments, and reports. More than just technical expertise, we seek someone who thrives in managing projects, budgets, and client relationships with skill and dedication.

Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills are essential as you collaborate with fellow ecologists and guide projects towards successful completion. Your passion for the natural world will be fueled by the opportunity to explore diverse landscapes and contribute to meaningful conservation efforts. You’ll also need a full UK driving licence and a willingness to travel.

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 26,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.