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Job Information

AECOM Associate Ecologist in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

AECOM is seeking a highly experienced and talented Associate to strengthen and enhance the growth of the ecology team in our Birmingham office.

The ideal candidate will be given the platform to showcase their ability to scope out and win new work as well as project manage and oversee the rapid build of surveys and project coordination teams and manage project level delivery of major infrastructure projects, whether uni-disciplinary (ecology) or across environmental disciplines, particularly focusing on large scale projects both in terms of geographical range, the management of staff resources and the volume of surveys and deliverables.

Aecom is also looking for an exceptional candidate who can support and drive innovation, particularly with regard to considering current and future project/cross-project challenges. We are looking for someone who will adopt new ways of thinking, and can develop and implement better systems as well as more streamlined approaches.

  • Generally requires multi-disciplinary knowledge.

  • Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.

  • Makes recommendations on research requests, objectives, priorities, and timing.

  • Assess need for change and recommends development of standards.

  • Assess work against standards, objectives and specifications.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies when working on unusually complex technical problems.

  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

  • Develops solutions which are highly innovative. Assignments are often self-initiated. Acts as advisor to management and clients. Oversees the work of less experienced scientists

  • Experience of business development, building relationships with new and existing clients as well as producing their own bids and tenders for new projects.

  • The ability to understand a complex scope of works and associated forecasting/progress reporting requirements, and then assist the client in rationalising these requirements into a consolidated and achievable suite of deliverables;

  • The competency to consider, identify and achieve efficiencies in the delivery of high-volume surveys, thereby maximising financial gains without compromising quality or programme;

  • A strong focus of technical quality, particularly when managing and assuring high-volume data outputs, or during periods of peak resource demand;

  • Is able to maintain a sufficiently deep understanding of operational processes to identify when individuals may be masking problems and issues, and hence is able to pre-empt or otherwise address issues before they impact programme, budget or reputation;

  • Articulate complex technical and non-technical considerations to the client, client representatives and other stakeholders to ensure they comprehend the unique challenges encountered, as well as appreciate AECOM’s efforts and contribute to proposed solutions;

  • A strong commercial awareness and is able to ensure completion of high-volume project deliverables whilst satisfying both client and AECOM financial expectations;

  • The ability to keep calm and productive amidst a sustained barrage of short-notice client requests with equally short timeframes for response;

  • The ability to critically review large volume baseline information to inform licensing and consenting requirements and also has the ability to analyse this to understand potential impacts to project programmes and pre-empt programme issues through on-going liaison.

Minimum Requirements


Preferred Qualifications

  • Full Member of CIEEM with a commitment to your professional behaviour and development.

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

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.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 255059BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.