• Title
    Assistant Ecologist
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Additional Work Location
    GB-West Midlands-Birmingham
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is seeking to recruit a talented and ambitious Assistant Consultant Ecologist to join one of our offices in the midlands (Birmingham, Leamington Spa or Shrewsbury). We offer an excellent salary package, including a company car for most ecologists, as well as a tailored training programme and great opportunities for career progression.


    This is an opportunity to become part of 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.


    Role Requirements


    Wood is looking for an individual with some knowledge/experience in carrying out baseline ecological surveys, ideally in a consultancy environment. The role would initially be for a 6-month period with a view to make permanent depending on workload.


    You will work closely with other ecology team members and with colleagues in other technical disciplines, on a wide variety of projects. This will include helping to organise and deliver surveys and producing/contributing to baseline ecology reports within an agreed project programme and budget. 

    Skills / Qualifications

    You will:

    • Have good general flora and fauna species identification skills, and experience of assisting with a range of terrestrial ecology surveys to recognised standards, including bats, reptiles and ideally great crested newt.
    • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related environmental subject.
    • An MSc or PhD in a relevant subject would be beneficial.
    • Ability to work well within a team.
    • Reliability, flexibility, and a willingness to work unsociable hours and away on site when required.
    • Good communication and organisation skills.
    • A valid UK driving licence is essential for this role

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  www.woodplc.com  


    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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