Wood are seeking a reliable and highly motivated individual to join our ornithology team. This is an ideal opportunity for junior ecologists to progress their career in ecology and ornithology within a global, multi-disciplinary company.

Our long established but still growing team of over 70 ecologists (including 17 ornithologists) delivers high quality ecological services on complex projects in a variety of sectors including renewables, nuclear new build, transport, other power, waste, minerals and property in the UK and abroad. We are currently looking for a talented candidate to support on our major infrastructure projects, which could include winter bird monitoring in estuarine environments in the UK or migratory bird surveys on the Red Sea coast in the Middle East for example.

Wood offers an excellent salary package, including a company car, as well as a tailored training programme and great opportunities for career progression.

Key responsibilities:

You will work closely with other ornithology team members and with colleagues in the wider ecology team and other technical disciplines to help deliver surveys to a high standard for clients. You will undertake a broad range of ornithological survey work and reporting. The role will include:

  • undertaking bird surveys across a variety of habitats and locations nationwide
  • the digitization and management of datasets using GIS
  • assisting with data analysis and the production of baseline reports

There will also be the opportunity to assist with managing the delivery of survey programmes and to support the wider ecology team with protected species surveys. 

You will be paired with a mentor within the ornithology team who will provide advice and support and there will be unique opportunities to develop and progress your career.

Skills / Qualifications

Wood is looking for high-quality individuals who have an interest in ornithology. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Postgraduation professional experience ideally within a consultancy role (preferred not essential)
  • Good knowledge of ornithology and wildlife legislation
  • Good bird identification skills and a sound knowledge base of bird ecology
  • Experience of species specific and generic bird survey methodologies
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Aptitude to show initiative
  • Reliability, flexibility, and a willingness to work unsociable hours and at remote site locations
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • A degree (or equivalent) in ecology or a related subject
  • Clean, full UK driving licence
  • GIS skills


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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About Wood

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com