You will work within a large team of ecologists and other environmental specialists, on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors (power, transport, maritime). You will support the team leader in the management and mentoring of junior and seasonal staff, with the opportunity to gain experience with project management and business development. This role will suit an outgoing individual who wants to be part of a growing ecology business in London, helping to support the delivery of a wide range of diverse projects, from small to large scale, in a fast-moving, client focussed commercial environment.

You will be based in the Croydon or Fleet Place office. You will be expected to mentor junior members of staff, helping them develop their field skills, lead ecological assessments, and protected species surveys, and have the ability to manage time and budgets on your projects independently, with minimal supervision. There may also be a need for general ecological support to a range of projects within the wider environment team, working closely with other disciplines to ensure ecological objectives for projects are delivered successfully, within budget, and to programme.

Position Location: Croydon/London
Country: United Kingdom
Contract Type: Permanent
Work Pattern: Full time
Sector: Water
Discipline: Environment
Job Ref: 49203BR
Recruiter Contact: Diana Collington/Kirsten McNair

Candidate Specification

  • Degree in ecology/ biology or directly related subject.
  • You must hold at least one protected species licence e.g. GCN, bat, dormouse. Mitigation licence experience is also preferred.
  • Chartered Ecologist or a Chartered Environmentalist.
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management or equivalent.

Your experience should be a mixture of the following:

  • Have the ability to liaise with regulatory bodies, for example when inputting into protected species licencing.
  • Experience undertaking protected species surveys and assessments associated with major infrastructure schemes.
  • Experience working in the consultancy environment, taking into account project budgets and sometimes challenging project programmes.
  • Strong report writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to write concise reports.
  • Experience in undertaking and reporting on ecological studies including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Ecological Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment, biodiversity net gain, nature based solutions, and the urban greening factor.
  • Experience in GIS.
  • Experience in writing ecology chapters for environmental impact assessments, ensuring that legislative guidelines are met.
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation, including planning process and policy, and EIA assessments.
  • Experience of on-site ecological supervision, and management of sub-contractors would

Job Profile

Are you an ecologist who feels you have the potential to start to progress to a more senior level, but can’t see that opportunity with your current organisation? We have a position in the London team that offers a career-minded ecologist the opportunity to develop their management and people skills, whilst still retaining technical involvement, with the excellent mentoring and career support provided by Mott MacDonald allowing an individual in this role to move to senior ecologist level. This position would be perfect for an ecologist who is looking to become more involved in project and people management, in addition to office-based technical work, while still retaining a strong element of field-based survey work in their role.

Our environment team provides a wide range of specialist environmental support to internal and external clients and has an increasing workload within both the transportation and development sectors. The team is currently looking to expand to meet its current and future commitments within the transportation, water and power sectors. Due to this continuous growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive, and experienced ecologist to join our team in London.

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.

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