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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City Chelmsford, England
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 31/12/2021
Company Name SWECO
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We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Ecologist to join our team in Chelmsford.  In this role you’ll be responsible for:

What does the role involve?

You will prepare ecological surveys and associated mitigation from inception through to completion, analysing and interpreting survey results, as well as undertaking preliminary ecological appraisals including detailed habitat surveys to accurately describe and map habitats and assess their potential to support notable/protected species. 

You will prepare protected species licence applications and undertake detailed surveys for legally protected species in accordance with best practice guidance as well as producing a range of ecological reports to a high standard.  You should be used to checking and approving ecology proposals and reports for both technical robustness and branding along with managing enquiries and preparing competitive bids and tenders.   There will also be a requirement to consult and assist with achieving points relating to land use and ecology for sustainability assessment such as BREEAM. 

To be successful in this role you’ll possess:

A degree in Ecology, Environmental or Earth Sciences or a related discipline, along with CIEEM membership.  You will hold a great crested new survey licence and have some experience of great crested newt mitigation (and desirably mitigation for other legally protected species).   You will be familiar with conducting preliminary ecological appraisals, ecological impact assessments and surveying for a range of protected species including bats, reptiles and plants.  You will have experience in acting as an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) during site works as well as excellent communication skills both written and verbal.  

What’s in it for you?

You’ll experience an inclusive, friendly and flexible working environment where colleagues are encouraged to grow and develop.  A meaningful job where you’ll help to transform society by being a trusted consultant to our clients.

If you believe you have the skill set required, are keen to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then we’d love to hear from you.

Let’s transform society together at Sweco.com/careers

More about us …….

Approachable and committed people are the core of our business.  Serving our clients in challenging projects is part of our daily work. 

Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 17,500 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 21 billion (EUR 2 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com.


If I have a disability, can I get help (e.g. “reasonable adjustments”) with the application process?

If you’re an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, please contact GB_Function-HR-Resourcing@sweco.co.uk for assistance.

In order to address your request the following information is needed:

• Name

• The best method for contacting you (Phone or email)

• The position title

• Requisition/vacancy number

Upon receipt of this information, we’ll respond to you promptly to obtain more information about your request.

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