Graduate Ecologist

Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
18 Nov 2016
14 Dec 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.

Jacobs ecology team, part of the Sustainable Solutions business is one of the UKs largest most dynamic and respected ecology teams. Our Ecologists provide specialist advice for the full range of projects undertaken by Jacobs, as well as servicing the needs of their own client base. The team works on a range of diverse, high profile projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East

The ecology team is currently over a hundred strong which means technical as well as career mentoring to ensure your continued professional development. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and were looking for the most talented and passionate ecologists and field biologists to be our next generation of leaders.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Graduate Ecologist to be based in our Winnersh, Reading Office. The successful candidates will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

  • A degree in a relevant science or a closely related field.
  • G raduate or Associate membership of the CIEEM;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to write clear, concise reports;
  • Competency in the survey of one or more of the following key protected species; bats, dormouse, great crested newts, badgers, reptiles, water voles and / or otters;
  • Experience of providing assistance during the preparation of EPSM licences for one or more of the following: bats, dormice and / or great crested newts.
  • Knowledge of ecology, survey techniques and legislation;
  • Up to date knowledge of, and familiarity with new technologies and best practice guidelines;
  • Up to date knowledge of EU and UK legislation and policy;
  • Good communication skills to enable effective liaison with colleagues;
  • Excellent team working skills; and,
  • A full and clean driving licence.

  • An MSc in ecology or a closely related subject;
  • The ability to design, plan and lead on a variety of ecological surveys (including Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and protected species surveys);
  • At least one protected species survey licence (in particular bats);
  • Experience of Ecological Clerk of Works duties; and,
  • Capability in GIS would be advantageous.

Start your journey with Jacobs.

As well as our accredited training programmes which will help you to achieve professional status, you will be supported by an experienced mentor to complete the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP). Working through a range of internal and external training courses, key skills will aid your development in all technical management and interpersonal skills required for success in a project focused environment.

As well as development opportunities, we offer a range of benefits to complement a competitive salary:

  • Salary increase for every GDP key skill completed on time
  • An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the UK and members of senior management
  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays
  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme

Join Jacobs. Imagine the possibilities...