We have a fantastic opportunity for a permanent Senior Ecologist to join our Consulting Sustainable Solutions team. With shared office space in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, we welcome applications from Ecologists across Scotland.


This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to all ecology related activities on a variety of road contracts in Scotland, including the South West Network Management Contract for Transport Scotland, a variety of active travel schemes (e.g., AMIDS Renfrewshire), and the North Angus Growth Opportunity. As a Senior Ecologist in Scotland, you will be responsible for supporting the development and growth of the team in Scotland, which may also include leading on ecology specific business development opportunities.


The role

Our Ecologists play an important part within the Sustainable Solutions team and alongside our clients. As a Senior Ecologist you will provide effective support and assistance to your Ecology leads on a variety of ecological schemes whilst taking the lead on projects and mentoring junior Ecologists.


The role will also include ecological support to regional and national projects to a wide range of public sector clients (Amey currently works with clients in the highways, rail, local authority, central government, aviation and waste sectors).


Responsibilities include:

  • To work in a team, producing technically sound deliverables for Ecological commissions
  • Preparation and checking of documentation as part of the production of scheme deliverables that satisfy the criteria of quality, cost and programme.
  • Liaising with client and supplier representatives at peer level, attending progress meetings, and responding to queries
  • Managing a small, locally based single discipline technical team and taking responsibility for delivery of their workload.
  • Contributing to the preparation of bids and general working winning function
  • Drive effective health and safety practices within the team.


What you will bring to us:

  • Developed experience and expertise within the Ecological field.
  • Expertise in protected species surveys.
  • EPS Mitigation licence application experience and Protected species licence holder or working towards same (notable species: bats & dormice)
  • Experience in Invasive species survey and management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ecological processes and survey methodologies
  • Able to produce technically sound ecological solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards, wildlife legislation and client requirements.
  • Ability to apply ecological management theory and principles to clear understood situations
  • Experience in undertaking project related tasks associated with health, safety and welfare, e.g. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Good understanding of risk assessment, experienced in the management and communication of hazards and risks on projects and ensure appropriate risk mitigation has been applied
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate subject or demonstrable equivalent further learning such as Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Biology or  Environmental Science


Your Career at Amey Consulting

At Amey Consulting, we value collective expertise, but also the spark one person can bring. As one of us, you can really be yourself, because your individuality is an asset.

You’ll be stretched, but always supported. Well recognise your hard work and look after your well-being too. You’ll be empowered to play your part and achieve, encouraged to fulfil your own ambition as well as the shared one.


Application Guidance

Amey is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview, if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Please contact our recruitment team at peopleservices@amey.co.uk to discuss any access needs, reasonable adjustments or additional application support that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.