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Various Ecologist Roles, Mott MacDonald

Principal freshwater ecologist – You will be responsible for providing leadership to our freshwater ecology team. You will be part of a multidisciplinary environmental team, working closely with other disciplines to ensure ecological objectives for projects are delivered successfully, within budget and to programme. You will have the opportunity to develop and grow the team.
Ideally you would be based in one of our offices in Cambridge or Croydon but other locations may be considered. There will be a requirement to attend internal and client meetings, along with some site visits.

The deadline for this role is April 2020. Find out more about the position here.

Principal ecologist – We have been significantly enhancing our ecological consultancy capabilities and the ecology team now has a wealth of biodiversity skills and competencies. Our nationwide team of over 100+ experienced ecologists has excellent knowledge and practical experience in delivering projects which integrate the importance of the ecological impacts and mitigations. Could you be the technical leader we are looking for? We have a vacancy to lead a team of ecologists undertaking a range of activities, including watching briefs, protected species surveys, mitigations works and reporting. We need candidates who can generate respect and authority based on their sound technical knowledge supported by considerable experience.

The deadline for this role is May 2020. Find out more about the position here.

Principal ecology team lead – We now have a vacancy to lead a team of ecologists in Bristol. The team undertakes a range of activities, including environmental impact assessment, watching briefs, protected species surveys, mitigation design and reporting. The Bristol ecology team has core skills in botany, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles, with a strong track record of working in the water, power and highways industries. We offer a complete ecological assessment service to facilitate project delivery through meeting regulatory requirements, pushing forward best practice and innovative techniques from project inception through to construction, operation and decommissioning both in the UK and overseas.

The deadline for this role is May 2020. Find out more about the position here.

Ecology technical lead – We are seeking someone who is able to generate respect and authority based on their sound technical knowledge supported by considerable experience. You will contribute to the growth of our people, our environment business in Brighton or Croydon and our wider ecology practice. Most importantly you will be helping us to build a lasting and sustainable environmental business. This opportunity is not a one-way street as we will give you an exciting space in which to develop. You will be visible within our business, but also across the sector, raising our profile and yours through internal and external events.

The deadline for this role is May 2020. Find out more about the position here.

Senior and Principal Ecologists, AECOM Birmingham

AECOM Birmingham are keen to meet with talented Senior or Principal level Ecologists to join our growing team in one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. This opportunity will allow you to work with and train Graduate and Consultant Ecologists. You will also be given the platform to showcase your specialist knowledge developed over the course of your career, and will gain experience of working on a wide range of projects. You will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your project management and report-writing skills, with opportunities to develop these skills further under the guidance of senior managers. Your responsibilities may include managing the technical and financial performance of ecological projects; and liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies. We promote a healthy work-life balance with our ‘Freedom to Grow’ culture and the opportunity to develop and shape your own role. This opportunity is perfect for someone looking to take the next step in their career.

You can find out more about the Senior Ecologist position here and the Principal Ecologist position here. AECOM are seeking people for these positions immediately, with interviews taking place as soon as possible.

PhD or Post-Doc in Theoretical Community Ecology

A PhD (3-years) or Post-Doc (2-years) position is available in the Ecology/Ecosystem Modelling working group at the University of Potsdam, Germany. This opportunity is within the DFG funded Priority Programme DynaTrait (

We are seeking a highly motivated and productive scientist who is interested in and capable of contributing to a modelling team closely interacting with experimentalists and field data. The successful candidate will have strong research interests in community and trait-based ecology (e.g. dynamics of predator-prey and multi-trophic systems), and in the role of adaptability for system dynamics in particular (e.g. via eco-evolutionary dynamics). The work includes developing and analyzing predator-prey and food web models that account for ongoing mutual adaptations of trait values among interacting organisms. The focus of this position is on the newly emerging question how such mutual adaptations influence the robustness of the system against perturbations. Details may be adjusted to the prior knowledge and interests of the post holder.

This position is open until it is filled. To find out more details, including on how to apply, visit: