Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.

Our services include but are not limited to: terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, marine ecology, habitat management, arboricultural services, geospatial and data management, environmental impact assessments.

Our people make us who we are; we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. Career growth and development is highly valued at Thomson, and we nurture talent, leading to rapid career-progression opportunities. Our people benefit from access to a diverse range of industry-accredited external trainings, as well as in-house training opportunities led by our specialists. The variety of projects we deliver across the breadth of environmental services encourages cross-team working and collaboration.


Do you have an understanding of GIS and want to apply that to some of the UK’s leading work in the environmental sector? Are you self-motivated, organised, with excellent communication, project and data management skills? If so, then we would be delighted to hear from you!

We have the opportunity for a Graduate GIS Specialist to join our dynamic team of GIS specialists, providing GIS support to both internal and external clients across our business. The successful candidate will support the team in delivering all aspects of Ecological mapping, data management and spatial analysis to Thomson’s varied projects. You’ll work closely with experienced technical specialists across the GIS team and the wider business, and enjoy opportunities for learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, permanent role, with an office/home-working split based on team and business needs. Ideally you’ll be a commutable distance from our Guildford Head Office but other locations may be considered.


Successful candidates must

  • have a degree or postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in GIS or a related subject
  • have experience using ESRI ArcGIS
  • have a strong interest in GIS and Ecology
  • hold strong planning and organisation skills with proven ability to multi-task and handle several projects simultaneously
  • have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • have an enthusiastic, flexible, can-do attitude; and desire for learning and development

Other information

As an Employee-Owned Trust, all Thomson employees have a stake in the business. An EOT model is a way to transfer future ownership of a company to its people – minimizing the chance of cultural or commercial disruptions. As a rapidly growing company, Thomson employees will reap the rewards, including performance-related bonuses. We’re proud of this unique opportunity to our people which makes us stand out in the environmental consultancy world.

You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), 25 days annual leave, paid professional memberships, pension, flexible working, regular social events and career progression.