At Atkins, our team of ecologists work throughout the UK to deliver a diverse range of challenging and exciting projects that benefit our clients, biodiversity and society.

To meet our growing project workload and help us design and apply new approaches to our work, we are looking for a number of experienced and enthusiastic Senior/Principal Ecologists to join our North, Scotland and Northern Ireland region. Locations can be flexible, we have offices in Warrington, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast.

Joining us, you will have the opportunity to contribute to nationally significant and high-profile projects, with many of our projects winning awards for biodiversity enhancements, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Our ecology team also won the inaugural CIEEM Large-Scale Consultancy of the Year Award in 2018 and has been highly commended in the same award category each year thereafter.

Please see a link to our Atkins Ecology video We are the Ecology Team on Vimeo.

At Atkins we are fully committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and work hard to make everyone feel respected, empowered and able to realise their full potential as important members of our team. Flexible working is a core part of our culture and we appreciate that different people have different priorities. We recognise that a healthy work/life balance is integral to wellbeing and we are extremely supportive of individual requirements for flexible and remote working.

What you will be doing

  • Leading on nationally important infrastructure projects, managing project programmes and budgets.
  • Collaborating with our multi-disciplinary teams and undertaking stakeholder engagement.
  • Planning and co-ordinating field surveys, analysing and interpreting survey results using approaches such as biodiversity net gain or natural capital.
  • Designing and co-ordinating ecological mitigation.
  • Authoring and checking/reviewing a range of ecological reports and licence applications.
  • Managing work enquiries, preparing bids and building client relationships.

About you

  • Ideally, you would have the following qualifications / memberships.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), chartership, or being on the route to chartership (Atkins to cover membership costs).
  • A degree in ecology or closely related field.
  • Demonstrable specialist ecological knowledge, strong botanical and bat survey skills, a bat licence and FISK level 4 would be particularly desirable.
  • A full, clean driving licence.

What we offer

  • Part-time and/or flexible hours contracts.
  • Paid overtime and/or TOIL system.
  • Competitive salaries and a huge range of other benefits.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus paid bank holidays, plus the ability to buy up to 15 extra days!
  • Paid professional memberships and individual training budgets.
  • Paid for individual I-phone and use of team I-pad’s for work purposes.
  • Tailored training and mentoring schemes to advance your career.
  • And so much more…