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Principal Ecologist - Ornithology

Location: London
Company: Jacobs
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Your Impact:
Our environmental team helps solve the most complex environmental challenges and opportunities.
We support our clients with sustainable approaches that improve the spaces we inhabit and transform our communities for the better. You too can help us to achieve a more climate-resilient future.
About the opportunity:
When it comes to environmental consulting, we're?helping our clients protect our world's natural resources.??? Jacob's ecology team is one of the UK's largest most dynamic and respected ecology teams. We have experts in almost every ecological field and are currently seeking candidates with significant ornithology experience to work within our teams. The size and experience of our team allows us to work with some of the most respected organisations in the UK. You'll support some of the largest, complex projects in the UK.
Based in London you'll have the opportunity to nurture and mentor a team of ecologists working on a variety of projects and will perform a key role within the ornithological aspects of our work. You'll enjoy demonstrating your project management skills aswell as using your expertise to resolve technical issues as they occur.
You'll also be surrounded by opportunities for technical as well as career mentoring to ensure your own continued professional development.
Here's What You'll Need:
- An honours degree in ecology or related field
- Demonstrable ornithology skills and experience, including scoping, survey design and impact assessment
- Full MIEEMmembership
- Eligibility for CEnv or CEcol
- Proven experience of most aspects of ecological projects
- Thorough understanding of biodiversity legislation pertinent to the UK and Europe
- Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice
- High level of personal responsibility
- Adaptable and flexible approach to different project requirements.
Ideally, here's what you'll also have:
- CEnv or CEcol
- Postgraduate degree
- Full current driving licence
- Project management experience
- Another ecological specialism (as well as Ornithology)
Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.
We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles.
As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.
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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.
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