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Aquatic Ecologist Graduate - Nottingham - 2024 starts

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29d ago

💼 Graduate Job


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  • You need a degree in Ecology or related field, understanding of aquatic ecology, strong Microsoft Office skills, attention to detail, numeracy, and effective communication abilities.
  • You will support aquatic survey data collection, analyze findings, collaborate with team members, communicate with clients, and ensure compliance with environmental legislation and internal procedures.

Graduate Job



  • Ecology is part of AECOM’s Environment business which provides environmental management services for feasibility, impact analysis and operational compliance as well as remediation, restoration and re-use of impacted property.
  • The Graduate Aquatic Ecologist will support the delivery of consultancy and advisory services, including a wide range of fieldwork and site work opportunities, to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.


  • A degree (preferably MSc or higher, but BSc considered) in Ecology or related discipline (Freshwater Biology, Marine/ Ecology/ Zoology) would be an advantage, as would previous commercial and/or regulatory experience.
  • The successful candidate will understand some or all the following: aquatic ecology and surveys such as fish, macroinvertebrates, crayfish, macrophytes, riparian mammals and/or River Habitat Survey.
  • Microsoft Office skills essential such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Strong numeracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Supporting 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.;
  • Opportunities to assist with a wider range of terrestrial ecology surveys for the right candidate;
  • Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists and water scientists within the UK and Ireland;
  • Communicating effectively with their 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;
  • Good knowledge of current environmental legislation, including the Water Framework Directive;
  • Compliance 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;
  • Collaborating with colleagues in wider AECOM teams on multi-disciplinary projects;
  • Assisting with other administrative duties which add value to the management and development of the team.


Work type

Full time

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