Our Environment, Maritime & Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management\. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staffbased predominantly in the UK and Republic of Ireland\.
To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for aSenior Ecologist in our Reading office\.
We are part of Jacobs' 180\-strong UK ecology team, one of the UK's largest, most dynamic and respected ecology teams\. The team delivers surveys, impact assessments and Habitats Regulations Appraisals for high profile infrastructure projects\.
The size and diversity of our teammeans you'll get 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 we're looking for the most talented and passionate ecologists and field biologists to be our next generation of leaders\.
The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities\.
**Responsibilities will include:**
+ Supporting the Principal Ecologist in project delivery
+ Planning, resourcing and leading ecological field surveys
+ Producing quality assured ecology deliverables
+ Mentoring less experienced staff
+ Supporting business development activities
+ An honours degree in ecology or closely related field
+ Surveying and working experience in the UK regulatory framework including protected species \-\- licensing
+ Associate or Full member of CIEEM
+ Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
+ Experience of either EcIA or producing EPSM license applications
+ Capable of organising and developing your work with minimal supervision
+ Full current UK driving license
+ CEnv / CEcol or eligibility for these, Postgraduate degree
+ An ecological specialism
+ ECoW experience
+ Protected species license\(s\)\. Bat license would be especially advantageous
+ GIS skills
+ Working knowledge of the Habitats Directive 1992 \(as amended\)
At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges\. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive\. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs\.
**Applications are welcomed from candidates who are seeking reduced hours contracts\. Consideration will be given to each application on a case by case basis\.**
Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre\-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record\. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected\.
JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all\.
**Primary Location** United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Wokingham