Senior Freshwater Ecologist

Glasgow, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
25 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

Our Sustainable Solutions business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise around 600 staff across the UK and Ireland, providing services over the spectrum of environmental specialisms.

We offer our staff opportunities to work on exciting projects across all the market sectors which JACOBS faces world-wide. Over 90% of our work is repeat business, which we achieve by ensuring that we provide a market-leading service to our clients.

To meet our growing business needs and future development aspirations, Jacobs has a vacancy for a Freshwater Ecologist within our aquatics team based in Glasgow.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

As a Freshwater Ecologist you will be working on a range of projects, including a number of high profile national infrastructure developments. You will work as part of a team, helping to plan and deliver freshwater monitoring programmes on a range of projects.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of undertaking a wide range of freshwater ecological surveys, including fisheries, macro-invertebrate and macrophyte surveys. The candidate will be well versed with writing up technical reports, with experience of Ecological Impact Assessment. The candidate will have a good understanding of freshwater pressures, and a working knowledge of the relevant UK legislation including Water Framework Directive.

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

Responsibilities include:
  • Delivery of freshwater ecology surveys
  • Survey lead
  • Plan and coordinate survey logistics
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Technical report writing
  • Degree qualification in a related discipline
  • Freshwater specialism
  • Proven ability to lead appropriate monitoring programmes
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Understanding of relevant UK legislation, including WFD
  • Relevant survey qualifications, e.g. electric fishing
  • Full driving licence

  • Personal survival skills training and/or water safety training
  • Post graduate qualification in a related discipline
  • Chartered status with a relevant professional body

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