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Seasonal Field Ecologists

Location: Birmingham
Company: AECOM
Hours: Full time
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AECOM are looking to hire a number of Seasonal Field Ecologists at all levels of experience to provide temporary support to our Ecology Teams in 2021. You will have the opportunity to work within an established and successful consultancy that provides a full range of ecological services ranging from specialist habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement, and management planning for biodiversity. Please note this is not a graduate role and candidates are required to have previous experience within an ecology role.

With AECOM, you can go as far as your ability and desire will take you. It’s about your interests and passions. It’s about the experiences you bring with you, and, it’s about your personal goals and aspirations. We provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals on both regional and national projects that impact our world for the better - and to gain relevant experience which will be of significant benefit to you in your future career.

You will have the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team on field surveys in our Central Region (Birmingham) including surveys for bats, badger, reptiles, great crested newts, barn owl and other Schedule 1 birds and habitats including National Vegetation Classification.

The work is largely site based so the ability to be able to travel and work away from home is essential.

Minimum Requirements

  • Previous work experience in the ecology sector within a professional consultancy (or relevant NGO or academic experience if applicable)

  • A keen interest and understanding of British wildlife and conservation – evidenced through voluntary work, training courses, charity memberships, hobbies or related work experience

  • Proven experience of undertaking habitat and protected species surveys - at least 1 full season of surveying experience

  • Pro-active, reliable and willing to travel between project sites

  • Well organised with good time management and communication skills

  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically

  • Able to complete field surveys proforma to a high standard using iPads/Touchpads and basic software packages (Excel, Word etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • A relevant degree in Ecology or related subjects

  • Working towards or holds one or more protected species survey licences (for great crested newts or bats)

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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