The Exciting Opportunity

Are you an ecologist looking to work on some of the biggest and most exciting projects in the UK alongside some of the best and most committed ecological consultants in the country? If so then keep reading. We are recruiting at all levels in our Bristol, Warrington, Birmingham, Cardiff and Croydon offices. 

Why Arcadis

Our Ecology Team offer over 20 years of experience in undertaking ecological surveys and assessments in the UK. During this time, we have undertaken numerous projects across the UK and beyond, for both public and private clients. We pride ourselves in our talented and passionate people, and in the way we use our knowledge and expertise to ensure that biodiversity is not only protected but enhanced through development.

We are engaged on a wide variety of large and interesting projects – including highway and rail schemes, power stations, electrical, gas and water infrastructure, and residential developments – and are working for a broad selection of clients, including HS2, EDF Energy, the Welsh Government, Highways England, National Grid, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Network Rail, Wrap, The Canals and Rivers Trust, the Ministry of Justice and Homes England.

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What we Require?

You will be required to work on an extensive portfolio of ecology schemes for construction and development projects, ensuring we meet the demanding workload. To be considered for the role, we are seeking candidates with the following credentials (though note that for more junior roles, the requirements will be less exacting):

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Minimum qualifications:

  • You will hold a relevant Degree, ideally with a further education qualification;
  • Full member of CIEEM (for those applying for Senior Ecologist or above);
  • Chartered Environmentalist/Ecologist (for those applying for Associate Technical Director or above);
  • Full driving licence. 

Required experience:

  • Experience in providing the ecology inputs for major schemes (whether surveying, reporting and/or designing mitigation and monitoring);
  • Detailed knowledge of ecological principles, relevant wildlife legislation and ecological impact assessment (EcIA);
  • Experience in writing ecological appraisals, EcIAs and/or Ecology Chapters for Environmental Statements;
  • In-depth knowledge of particular plant or animal groups and appropriate field survey skills; and
  • Ideally hold Survey and/or Development Licences. 

What We Offer 

We offer a dynamic challenging job in a pleasant working climate, attention to training and a very attractive remuneration and benefits package (including private health insurance, 8% matched pension contributions and an annual holiday allowance of 25 days, plus the option to buy and sell). You will have a great deal of responsibility with freedom for initiative and endless opportunity to make a difference.

We provide personal development specifically to allow you to progress your career, and offer you the opportunity to be mentored by industry-recognised Technical Leaders in their field; they will lend you their experience and ensure that the training you receive will give you the best possible chance of success.

Arcadis prides itself on not only the quality of work we do for our clients, and the advice we give, but also on our commitment to sustainability and the protection and enhancement of biodiversity. If you have the experience, energy and enthusiasm to join us please send your CV to Michelle O’Donovan, Direct Sourcing Manager [email protected]