AECOM Principal Ecologist in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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AECOM is looking for a Principal Ecologist to join our vibrant Northern Ecology team.
This role can be hybrid based, working at one of the following home offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle and depending on the location, your skillset and the season you could be working on Advanced Bat Survey Techniques, be part of the our vibrant Biodiversity Net Gain team and using innovative techniques for species surveys and data capture.
As a Principal Ecologist the role will require you to:
Lead and support the preparation of high quality and commercially astute bids and tenders for ecological services, notably in the power, infrastructure and water sectors;
Plan, schedule and organise all phases of ecological project work, ensuring necessary resources, budgets and controls are in place to meet both programme and budget requirements;
Lead and support delivery of ecological consultancy and advisory services to both internal and external clients;
Support development of technically robust and pragmatic solutions to complex ecological issues;
Communicate effectively and professionally with other members of the ecology team, within projects and with clients by telephone, electronically and in both Teams and face to face meetings;
Lead and support production of ecology chapters for environmental statements and protected species licence applications;
Author or technically check project deliverables to ensure high quality outputs;
Support the continued development of our technical capabilities and reach;
Lead and support specific tasks, innovation or sector engagement; and
Support your line manager with maintaining performance and skill sets as well as in collecting and disseminating key business messages and metrics.
This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within an established, successful and respected consultancy
The person we are looking for should be able to demonstrate:
Proven track record of leading the planning and delivery of work in the ecology projects in the UK or Ireland;
Well-developed understanding of UK and Irish wildlife conservation or in relation to a least one major habitat type or species;
Commitment to innovation and continuing professional development;
Excellent field skills in at least one specialist area;
A proactive approach to Health and Safety;
Positive behaviours and values with respect to client care, pragmatic decision making and building working relationships, including as a team player;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Positive outlook with a strong sense of ownership in what they do;
Professional, organised and thorough approach to work with a keen eye for detail;
A full driving licence and willingness to visit other locations on company business.
The right to work in the UK;
The person we are looking will ideally have:
1st degree (or equivalent) in Ecology or a related subject with a strong ecological component;
Postgraduate qualification in relevant subject;
Project and line management experience and skills;
Strong track record of work winning;
Protected species licences, especially bats; and
Membership of an appropriate professional institution and evidence of working towards Chartership.
At AECOM, we are passionate about the environment and helping achieve sustainable development. Our goal is to ensure that the way we run our business and the work we do leaves a positive, lasting impact for communities and our planet. We are working towards this goal by delivering Sustainable Legacies - our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and services offering.
AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.
Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity
You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid