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Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
AECOM's nationwide Water Environment team is expanding, and we're looking to recruit a Consultant Aquatic Ecologist to support our team – we are flexible on location.
The Consultant Aquatic Ecologist will support the delivery of consultancy and advisory services, including a wide range of fieldwork and site work, to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.
You will work alongside architects, engineers, planners, economists, and other environmental specialists on important projects, large and small. Together we provide the full range of ecological services including habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement, and management planning for biodiversity.
Support the delivery of existing and new contracts for the collection and analysis of aquatic survey data including fish, macroinvertebrates, crayfish, macrophytes, riparian mammals, River Habitat Survey etc.
Assist with a wider range of terrestrial ecology surveys for the right candidate
Work as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists and water scientists within the UK and Ireland
Communicate effectively with your line manager, project managers, clients, project teams and other members of the Aquatic Ecology and Water Environment team in person, by telephone, e-mail, letters, and reports
Have good knowledge of current environmental legislation, including the Water Framework Directive
Comply with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs
Contribute to maintaining internal and external client relationships, including providing urgent ecological response and / or advice as required
Collaborate with colleagues in wider AECOM teams on multi-disciplinary projects
Assist with other administrative duties which add value to the management and development of the team.
Qualified to degree level in Aquatic Ecology or another relevant subject.
Experience of undertaking aquatic surveys in freshwaters.
Experience processing aquatic macroinvertebrate samples in the laboratory, analysing to family/species level, and estimating abundance.
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM US!
Freedom to grow
Freedom to grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite! It’s the permission, or empowerment, for you to find the working style that suits you best, balancing that with other commitments in your life, so you can thrive and bring your best self to work.
Flexible working options
We offer flexible, hybrid work options through our freedom to grow philosophy, which supports you in finding the balance you need to thrive and deliver your best for your team and clients. With us having flexible working arrangements in place, we are more than happy to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.
Equity, diversity & inclusion
When we feel free to be ourselves, we thrive.
Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to our vision, and we are focused on taking action by bringing together a multitude of voices, ensuring that everyone is heard and cultivating equitable opportunities for all.
Compensation & Benefits
We provide a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. Whether you’re looking for Private Healthcare cover for you and your family, Dental Cover or Income Protection cover, we have got you covered!
From our Global Employee Assistance Program & Help@hand, for your health and wellbeing, through to our learning platform Degreed where you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills, we’re here to support you.
Work with us. Change the world.
You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (adobe.com)
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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com 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.
Business Line: Water
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid