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Senior Ecologist


Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We’re one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Start here. Grow here.

Are you ready to join a team of talented Ecologist’s and shape the future of the environment?

Join our dynamic Nature team as a Senior Ecologist in Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Basingstoke, Croydon, Leeds, with flexible hybrid working options. At AECOM, we lead innovative Ecology programs and projects through long-term client partnerships. Our Northern regional Nature teams are currently working on projects like a new electrical transmission line for National Grid, the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), blue and green hydrogen production facilities, solar farms, and various water and highways projects, with potential travel to North Wales, Scotland, and beyond.

In this role, depending on your interests and skillset, you will have opportunities to support on a variety of areas such as: using innovative techniques for species and habitats surveys, data capture and reporting; work winning; Advanced Bat Licence Survey Techniques; and Biodiversity Net Gain mentoring and coaching of the team. Our supportive environment offers both internal and external training opportunities within a nurturing mentoring and coaching framework.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Actively support the health, safety and well-being of the team and other colleagues;
  • Support the preparation of high quality and commercially astute bids and tenders for ecological services, notably in the energy, defence, 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;
  • Support delivery of high-quality ecological consultancy and advisory services to both internal and external clients, including through our check and review processes;
  • 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;
  • Support production of ecology chapters for environmental statements and protected species licence applications;
  • Author or technically check project deliverables to ensure high quality outputs;

If you're passionate about innovation and turning bold ideas into reality, AECOM welcomes you. Join our team, where we don't just construct infrastructure but also uplift communities and enhance lives. Why not give our AECOM page on LinkedIn a follow to stay updated on the impactful projects we're working on and see firsthand the difference we're making in the industry!

Come grow with us.

Become part of our dynamic Nature business, which boasts around 150 professional experts including national and global leaders located across the UK&I, from species licence holders to experts in impact assessment, habitat creation, ecosystem restoration, enhancement, and management. At AECOM, you’ll thrive in an inclusive and forward-thinking environment where your contributions are valued.

And let's not forget about the perks at AECOM. You'll enjoy a range of core and personalised benefits designed to support your future and well-being, customised to fit your lifestyle. Take advantage of career development opportunities, our flexible hybrid working model to ensure a work-life balance that suits your lifestyle, technical practice networks, AECOM University, and volunteering days.


Ready to push the limits of what’s possible?

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Demonstratable experience in planning and delivery of ecological services on projects in the UK or Ireland;
  • Well-developed understanding of relevant wildlife conservation or in relation to a least one major habitat type or species;
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution and evidence of working towards Chartership ( such as CIEEM or related.)
  • Excellent field skills in at least one specialist area including any protected species licences;
  • A proactive approach to Health and Safety;

We celebrate diversity, including neurodiversity, and believe it enriches our team. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and abilities. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us at [email protected]. At AECOM, we value everyone's unique contributions and perspectives.

If you meet some of the requirements above or have transferable skills you believe would benefit us, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Additional Information

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For further information about the role, reach out to the recruiter on LinkedIn (Melissa Moody).



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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at 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.