Assistant Ecologist

Job Reference: 467

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol/Reading

Salary: Competitive

Hours: 37.5

Job Description

You will join a national practice of Ecologists who work on projects across the UK.  Working from either our Bristol or Reading offices, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical and project support to the ecology team, including collating and compiling desk studies, liaising with the GIS team to provide appropriate mapping outputs
  • Plan, management and co-ordination of small projects, including organisation of field survey team / sub-consultants
  • Effectively brief and manage ecology sub-contractors technical and financial performance.
  • Under guidance of others, complete reports including, BREEAMs and Biodiversity Management Plans, and simple PEAs
  • Liaison with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies
  • Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of ecology projects

This is a great time to join Peter Brett.  We have recently joined the Stantec family which will provide fantastic opportunities in the future.  We have ambitious growth plans to grow PBA, the timing could not be better.


  • Degree qualified in Ecology, Conservation, Earth Sciences or a related topic
  • Graduate membership of CIEEM, working towards Associate membership
  • Proven post graduate experience in ecology ideally working in the consultancy sector
  • Experience of coordinating and managing field teams/ sub-contractors.
  • Some experience of report writing and assessments
  • An understanding of relevant UK & EU legislation, planning policies and licensing requirements
  • Up-to-date knowledge of survey guidance and assessment for UK protected species;

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Tim Keyte on 01217968279 or

About Peter Brett Associates

At Peter Brett Associates, now part of Stantec, we are an ambitious and enterprising team of multi-disciplinary consultants. Consistently ranked as an industry leader for training and development, we actively support and encourage your professional growth, enabling you to continually develop and realise your full potential.

Our journey of growth is set to exponentially accelerate as we join forces with Stantec, a global consulting business, with over 20,000 consultants globally.

Ecology is an integral and valued part of PBA’s Environmental Service to clients. Our collaborative approach to delivering ecological consultancy advice gets to the core of our clients’ needs. On the back of this success, we are proud to have been recently named Small-Scale Consultancy of the Year in the 2018 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management awards.

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