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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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'rehelping 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 botany 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.

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 botanical and habitat assessment 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.

This role can be based from any of the following locations; Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Worcester, Peterborough, Norwich, Cardiff, Bristol, Winnersh or London. We are open to all flexible working options and we are happy to disuss an option that works for you.Here's What You'll Need:
  • An honours degree in ecology or related field
  • Demonstrable botany and habitat assessment skills and experience, including scoping, survey design and impact assessment
  • Full MIEEM membership
  • 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
  • FISC level 4
  • Familiarity with UKHabs Classification, NVC, BNG
  • Confident in use of technology in the field and data management
  • Project management experience
  • Another ecological specialism (as well as Botany)

Why Jacobs?

We're invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what's possible. There's something that drives everyone - and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Equal Opportunities

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.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.


Learn more about Jacobs

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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