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Assistant Ecologist

  • Job reference: IF-001506
  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Location: Glasgow
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career as an ecological consultant? Atkins are seeking a new Assistant Ecologist to join our existing team in Glasgow. This is a permanent position.

As one of the world’s leading engineering, environmental and design consultancies, Atkins offers opportunities for talented ecologists to work on a wide variety of projects. Our award-winning ecology experts combine technical excellence with a pragmatic approach. Biodiversity and our clients benefit from our innovations.

The dynamic and influential relationship between our ecology team and our engineering, planning and design colleagues combined with the support of our unique in-house Academy system provide exceptional opportunities for ecologists to develop both their technical and commercial skills.

At Atkins we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.


The majority of work is likely to be regional, but there will be technical collaboration and networking with the ecologists working within the company around the UK. We support our staff in developing their careers through formal training and through working alongside national experts.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Providing support to the Scotland Team and beyond;
• Working with ecologists and other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) throughout Atkins and across the UK to provide a consistent and integrated service to clients;
• Assisting on field surveys and planning and co-ordinating ecological survey and mitigation work; and,
• Undertaking nature conservation/ecology assessments and writing reports.


• CIEEM membership (or eligible if not currently held)
• A good degree in ecology or similar subject and ideally an MSc
• Experience working within ecological consultancy;
• Understanding of relevant UK & EU legislation, planning policies and licensing regulations
• Up to date knowledge of survey guidance and assessment for UK protected species
• Experience of Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species survey
• Good project management skills
• Full UK driver’s licence
• Experience of report writing, ideally including EcIA chapters


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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