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Lead Ecologist

Location:
Wokingham
Company:
Jacobs

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**Lead Ecologist**



**Description**



Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world\. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction - and program \- management\. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies\.



During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country's most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility\.



That's because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company\.



**Ranked No\. 1 by Fortune's 2019 World's Most Admired Companies...**



Source \- http://fortune\.com/worlds\-most\-admired\-companies/list/filtered?industry=Engineering, Construction&sortBy=industry\-rank



Our Environment, Maritime and 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 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India\.



Jacob's ecology team is one of the UK's largest most dynamic and respected ecology teams\. Our Ecologists provide specialist advice for the full range of projects undertaken by Jacobs, as well as servicing the needs of their own client base\. The team works on a range of diverse, high profile projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East



The ecology team is currently over a hundred strong which means 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\.



To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for two Lead Ecologists \(North West region and Thames Anglian region\) to support the Environment Agency NGSA framework\.



**Qualifications**



**Essential:**



+ An in\-depthknowledge of ecology science\.

+ An honoursdegree in ecology or related field\.

+ Full memberof CIEEM\.

+ Provenexperience of most aspects of ecological projects\.

+ Confidentwith proven interpersonal and communication skills\.

+ Evidence ofexcellent client and stakeholder relationships and ability to develop new ones\.

+ Thoroughunderstanding of environmental legislation pertinent to the UK and experienceof HRA

+ Provenability in team leading / management\.

+ Capable ofmanaging a challenging workload subject to change at short notice\.

+ Good ITskills\.



**Desirable:**



+ Experience ofdelivering flood defence scheme projects

+ Experience ofeffective stakeholder and regulator engagement

+ Understandingof emerging DEFRA biodiversity metric tool

+ Track record ofdelivering biodiversity enhancements

+ Track record ofproviding value added solutions to infrastructure project delivery



Our Culture



At Jacobswe see safety differently \- we strive to go **'BeyondZero'** by putting the health,safety and well\-being of our employees first in everything we do\.



We arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as **STEM** , **WISE** \(Women in Science & Engineering\)and **Stonewall** \.We are also **DisabilityConfident Committed** ;therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy\.



Weencourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reducedhours' contracts\.



When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of **Global Networks,** centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values\.



To find out more about our networks, please visit ourwebsite;www\.jacobs\.com



Successfulcandidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security StandardPre\-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including:Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record\. Ifyou are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employmentmay be delayed or rejected\.



JACOBSis an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeingof all\.



\#HJWE



**Primary Location** United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Wokingham



**Other Locations** United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-London, United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Leeds, United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Croydon, United Kingdom\-United Kingdom Countrywide\-Manchester

**Req ID:** BI 00058N

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