AECOM Consultant Ecologist (12 month FTC) in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

We are looking for ambitious and passionate consultant ecologists to work within the vibrant and forward-thinking Birmingham ecology team. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within an established and successful consultancy that has welfare and wellbeing as core values.

While we enjoy the benefits and security of a large corporation, we have a small Grade II listed ecology office in the heart of Birmingham and the team has the feeling of a close-knit ecology consultancy. We have mentors who provide support at a personal level and guide the development of skills and experience. There is a programme of internal training courses and generous individual budgets where we can’t provide specialist training in-house. We promote a healthy work-life balance by offering flexible working hours to suit your commitments, as well as free weekly Pilates classes and an organic DIY fresh juice bar; we also have fun social team activities throughout the year.

You will have a wide range of experience in field survey techniques and some experience of reporting and managing or co-ordinating small projects. You will have made good progress towards gaining protected species licences, and may have a species specialism (such as birds, barn owl or badgers). You may have other transferable skills or interests which will add value, such as knowledge of GIS, coding, app development or working with new technologies. You will enjoy working with other ecologists and developing new skills. You’ll be reliable, hard-working, organised and pro-active, in order to help you manage a busy workload and achieve your professional goals. The balance between field and office work can be tailored to suit your career aspirations and preference as we have a wide range of roles and projects.

Our UK Ecology Team comprises over 160 ecologists based across the UK and covers all terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. We provide our clients with the full range of ecological services including specialist habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement, and management planning for biodiversity.

With AECOM, you can go as far as your ability and desire will take you. It’s about your interests and passions. It’s about the experiences you bring with you, and, it’s about your personal goals and aspirations. We provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals on both regional and national projects that impact our world for the better - and to gain relevant experience which will be of significant benefit to you in your future career.

Minimum Requirements

Essential for consultant ecologists:

  • Two or more years’ experience as an ecologist;

  • Excellent field skills and a keen interest and understanding of British wildlife;

  • Have undertaken a wide range of habitat and protected species field surveys;

  • Have undertaken some co-ordination and/or management of field surveys;

  • Hold one or more protected species survey licences, or otherwise be in the process of developing experience to support a licence application;

  • Have good writing skills with some experience of producing ecological reports and/or other deliverables;

  • Hard working and highly motivated, with good interpersonal skills and team approach;

  • Organised, pro-active, reliable and willing to travel between project sites;

  • Hold a Full Driving Licence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You will have a BSc and / or MSc in a biological or environment-related discipline;

  • You will show evidence of ongoing vocational training;

  • You will be eligible for or have full membership of CIEEM.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Ecology

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201865BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.