Associate Ecologist (Ramboll UK)

This role will involve working with teams/projects based in our London office, however we encourage candidates to apply from different locations if they are willing to travel to London. There is an expectation for occasional site work and work in other UK offices.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and lead a team? Are you looking for a role where you can work with high-calibre specialists to make a difference? Do you want to work at a company that puts sustainability first?

If so, then this could be the perfect opportunity. Join our Ecosystems Solutions department as our new Associate Ecologist.

Your new role

As our new Associate Ecologist, you will be managing a team of ecologists as well as managing projects spanning several sectors. Project work will be varied, covering a range of ecology services including EIA and public, commercial, residential, transport and energy projects. The role will involve reporting, mitigation design and liaising with stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding team delivering on key projects and to further develop skills in environmental consultancy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Main point of contact for Ramboll project managers in environmental and other disciplines in the office; main point of contact with clients, partners and sub-consultants
  • Managing projects including ecology input to large projects
  • Managing and delivering technical work and sub-consultants on complex projects on time and budget
  • Business development, fee proposal preparation and client relationship management
  • Resource planning and management of an ecology team in a multi-disciplinary consultancy
  • Managing/planning ecological surveys, producing and reviewing high quality reports including habitat and species surveys (e.g. PEA, EcIA, BNG, HRA, ES Chapters)
  • Liaising with regulators and planning authorities

Your new team

You will be part of a specialist team including ecologists, nature-based solutions specialists and ecotoxicologists delivering work in support of sustainable development, including biodiversity net gain, nature positive, natural capital accounting and ecosystem services.  We are a growing, ambitious, and diverse team with a unique integrated approach; the team is dynamic and friendly, delivering an interesting variety of work for a range of clients.

About you

From the moment you start at Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you can continue to grow with the company. Whilst we look forward to supporting your continued development, for this role we have identified qualifications, skills, and capabilities that will set you up for success.

These include:

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CEnv or CEcol desirable)
  • Protected species licence(s) (bats would be advantageous), in particular experience of named ecologist on European Protected Species Mitigation Licence(s), Low Impact Class Licences or badger development licences.
  • Appropriate BSc or equivalent (MSc in a relevant discipline is desirable)
  • Capable of producing clear, concise deliverables to a high technical standard
  • Highly organised and able to work efficiently and effectively to deadlines
  • Good knowledge of environmental/ecology legislation
  • An understanding of the UK planning system in relation to ecology and development
  • Proficient user of MS Office
  • Full clean UK driving licence

We can offer you:

  • Flexible work environment
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Private medical cover and life assurance

Ready to join us?

Please submit your application including your CV and a cover letter.  We look forward to receiving your application.