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Assistant Consultant Ecologist

Assistant Consultant Ecologist

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GB-West Midlands-Birmingham
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has a long established but still growing team of over 70 ecologists, delivering high quality services on projects in a variety of sectors, including: transport; renewables; nuclear; other power; oil and gas; industry; waste; minerals; property; and the public sector. We are seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious assistant consultant ecologist to join our new office in central Birmingham, whilst also working closely with ecologists in the company’s long-established Leamington Spa and Shrewsbury offices. The successful candidate will assist in delivering projects across a wide range of sectors.


Wood offers an excellent salary package, including a company car for almost all ecologists, as well as a tailored training programme with great opportunities for career progression.


Role requirements

We are looking for a candidate who has some previous consultancy experience including undertaking extended Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys on development sites. Some experience of fulfilling the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works would also be beneficial, as would experience in delivering reports on time and to budget.  You would be supporting an established team of ecologists with a broad range of expertise and be expected to provide assistance and support for our ongoing workload.


Key responsibilities

  • Contributing to Preliminary Ecological Appraisals;
  • Undertaking Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys;
  • Producing technical reports; and
  • Contributing to the preparation of fee quotations.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related subject.
  • An MSc or PhD in a relevant subject would be beneficial.
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) would be beneficial, as would Chartership (CEcol or CEnv).
  • A valid UK driving licence is essential for this role as is the flexibility to work unsocial hours and to work away on site when required.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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