Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providersof full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services forindustrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teamscollaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind someof the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster acollaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and wewant you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidateslooking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

OurEnvironment, Maritime andResiliencebusiness bringstogether a breadth of like-minded problem solvers, from across science andengineering, to help our clients across all of our market sectors meet theircorporate and regulatory obligations effectively and responsibly deliver theirinfrastructure and customer outcomes. Our environmental capabilities compriseof in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reachinto the Middle East and in India.

To meetour growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are seekinga Senior Freshwater Ecologist.

The Jacobs Ecology group is basednationally, and as such all office locations will be considered for this role.

As a Senior Freshwater Ecologist youwill be working on a range of projects, including a number of high profilenational infrastructure developments. You will work as part of a team, helpingto plan and deliver freshwater monitoring programmes, and to provide technicaladvice and guidance to project design teams on a range of projects.

The successful candidate will have aproven track record of undertaking a wide range of freshwater ecologicalsurveys, including fisheries, macro-invertebrate, macrophyte and habitatsurveys. Ideally you will have experience in a freshwater taxonomic discipline andof working within a laboratory environment. You will be well versed withwriting up technical reports, with experience of EcIA, WFD assessments and HRAs.The candidate will have a good understanding of freshwater pressures, and aworking knowledge of the relevant UK legislation including WFD.

A flexible approach to working is amust, as there will be a requirement for you to travel within the UK.

The successful candidate should have adegree as well as considerable relevant experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivery offreshwater ecology surveys
  • Survey lead,including the planning and coordination of survey logistics
  • Data analysis andinterpretation
  • Technical reportwriting
  • Client management



  • Degree qualification in a related discipline
  • Freshwater taxonomy
  • Proven ability to design and lead appropriatemonitoring programmes
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills – use ofbiological metrics
  • Working knowledge of relevant UK legislation, e.g.WFD and Habs Regs
  • Full driving licence


  • Relevant survey qualifications, e.g. River HabitatSurvey, electric fishing, protected species licence.
  • Personal survival skills training and/or watersafety training.
  • Post graduate qualification in a related discipline.
  • Chartered status (or working towards) with arelevant professional body

Our Culture:

At Jacobswe see safety differently – we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health,safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our businessand we work with external organisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also Disability ConfidentCommitted ; therefore, weguarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteriafor a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of GlobalNetworks,centred oninclusion and diversity which is the foundationof our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visitour website;www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline PersonnelSecurity Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo variouschecks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History andCriminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria,then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Southampton

Other Locations United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Exeter, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Cardiff, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Edinburgh, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Bristol, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Leeds, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester

Req ID: BIA0003TN