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Amey Consulting

Senior Ecologist

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Primary Sector – Ecology
Workplace: Hybrid
Location: Various (Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh)
Postcode: B4 6AT, G72 0BN or EH12 9DQ
Region: West Midlands or Scotland
Position type: Permanent
Hours: Fulltime
Level: Senior Level, Mid Level

Are you passionate about protecting and safeguarding the environment and the wildlife within it?

As a Senior Ecologist you will proactively work with the wider team to scope and deliver the ecological support required throughout the project lifecycle on large million-pound high profile infrastructure schemes. You will be responsible for making decisions that will directly impact the projects to ensure we protect the wildlife and build an environment and allow it to thrive alongside our developments for many years to come.

Our Ecology teamwork alongside our award-winning design, maintenance and construction teams who transform our roads, railways and public buildings and deliver the critical support services the country relies on every day. You will do this by Planning and delivering the extensive protected species survey requirements and finding solutions to ensure the best outcome for the wildlife and biodiversity. Exposed to the latest technology, you will be able at the forefront of developing its use, making sure we continue to be pioneers of the industry and exceed national standards. We are committed to doing this sustainably and by ensuring that environmental laws are upheld and setting the standards to always achieving best practice.

Amey will give you a career in an environment that is challenging, supportive and with a benefits structure to reward you on your journey. The biggest reward of all is being able to protect animals from harm and allowing them to evolve for years to come. You can start to make a difference to the environment today by joining our team, so don’t hesitate and apply now.

The salary is £ - Depending on experience

The standard hours of work are 40.0 hours

Work-life balance and flexibility are key for our success. We empower our people to make choices that are right for them, with hybrid, part-time and flexible work patterns. And with a network of offices across the UK, we’re open to discussing working options that suit you.

You will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking a wide range of ecological design, surveys and reporting that is fully compliant with all relevant legislation, technical standards and guidance.
  • Implementing effective and innovative solutions to meet technical standards and project requirements.
  • Preparing and checking ecological requirements and manage the production of reports for issue to the client.
  • Assisting in the preparation of expressions of interest and tenders, including cost estimates with a focus on best value for clients.
  • Liaising with clients, maintaining and developing strong relationships, and ensure their requirements are effectively communicated to the team.
  • Responding to queries from and liaise with third parties as required.
  • Advising on procedural and technical requirements as necessary.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation and company policy.
  • Projecting administration reporting to Line Management including monitoring programme delivery, resources and budgets.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Integrated Management System and assist in its operation and development.
  • Supporting the Technical Director of Ecology and Lead Ecologist, and local E&S Regional Manager.

What makes this role unique?

What makes this role unique is the fantastic team and the help and support that you will receive in developing as an engineer. Working on high profile UK based projects your contribution will ensure the wildlife is not only protected but will flourish and evolve for many years to come.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • A strong undergraduate degree in Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Biology, Environmental Science (with a strong ecology focus) or similar/equivalent
  • Demonstrable post-graduate experience preferably in a professional ecological consultancy role encompassing large rail/infrastructure projects
  • Full Membership of CIEEM or equivalent with expertise in protected species surveys
  • Hold at least one European protected species survey license (beneficial)
  • EPS Mitigation licence application experience and Protected species licence holder or working towards same (notable species: bats & dormice)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant wildlife legislation and ecological survey methodologies.
  • Experience in Invasive species survey and management.
  • Excellent reporting writing skills with experience in drafting & critically reviewing ecological reports; including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments and Method Statements.
  • Experience of working closely with regulatory authorities and various stakeholders.
  • Experience of managing a team of ecological consultants and/or third-party contractors.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to plan and deliver works in line with budgets and programme deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss ecological issues and capture feedback.
  • Health and Safety awareness, especially safe working practices and risk assessment related to ecology fieldwork.
  • Valid driving licence.

What we offer you

When you join us, we can offer flexibility, career development, a choice of benefits and support that help you through all life’s ups and downs. It’s the reason why Investors in People put us among the top 1% of employers and we have a competitive reward and benefits program

  • Career Development - Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Pension – Generous Pension scheme which we will contribute to
  • Holidays - Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Choices - Our flexible benefits scheme is tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership
  • Save with Amey - Our online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in. It includes healthcare, free GP service, dental vouchers
  • Social Value - You’ll get 2 Community Involvement Days each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives

We embrace difference and support individuals to work in ways that work best for them.

We are committed to working sustainably and by working in partnership with the communities we serve, so people and the planet are protected.

At Amey, you have freedom to perform because we know if nothing holds you back, together, we can be extraordinary.

Who is Amey?

  • We are at the heart of modern Britain, helping the economy to grow by designing, maintaining and transforming the nation’s strategic assets.
  • Our 11,000 people are behind the critical services the country relies on every day.
  • Our unique engineering and operations experience, together with data driven insight from our consulting business, delivers better results for our clients.
  • We are trusted partners of Government – both national and local – managing assets and complex projects that are vital to the sustainable growth of the country.

To find out more take a look at our website

Application Guidance

Amey is committed to Inclusion and Diversity. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please contact our recruitment team at to discuss any access needs and reasonable adjustments that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.

Apply today – We are excited to hear from you!

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Delete Date: 13/04/2023  Location: Various (Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh)

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