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Graduate / Project Ecologist

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SLR Consulting


Oct 11

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  • Degree in biology/ecology, UK driving licence, communication skills, ability to travel, passion for ecology, field experience/volunteering, desire for professional membership, knowledge of UK wildlife legislation, protected species survey licence.
  • As a Graduate/Project Ecologist at SLR Consulting, your day-to-day responsibilities will include conducting field surveys, analyzing data, and providing expert advice to clients through technical reports such as ecological appraisals and impact assessments.

Graduate Job



  • Are you passionate about ecology, and want to start your professional career with a company who also care and will support your development in this specialist field? Our rapidly expanding ecology team are seeking an enthusiastic, early career Ecologist. This position would suit a graduate looking for their first opportunity into Ecology or someone who has undertaken seasonal surveys and is looking for a more permanent opportunity to continue their professional development and career.
  • This position is full-time, (37.5hrs, permanent basis). We can offer you a competitive salary and excellent benefits. In this role you will be assisting with a range of tasks including protected species surveying (bats, dormouse, water vole, GCN, reptiles), Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, UKHab surveying and Biodiversity Net Gain assessments, report writing and Ecological Clerk of Works. For anyone with relevant experience, the Project Ecologist role would also include the opportunity to project manage your own small projects, including fee/costings production, invoicing and client interaction. Full training will be provided, with a mix of in-house and external providers. We have several large projects ongoing, which will provide great opportunities to develop new skills and gain experience.
  • You will be joining a supportive team based in London, with the option of some flexible working with a company-provided laptop. The London office primarily work within London and the surrounding regions of south east, south and eastern parts of England. Opportunities to support other projects within the UK would also be available. With have a strong team of over 100 ecologists, distributed across the UK and Ireland. We support client projects within the renewable energy field (wind and solar farms, battery stores), infrastructure (road and rail) and commercial and residential developments.


  • About you:
  • Along with a Degree in Biology, Ecology, Environmental sciences or similar, and a full UK driving licence, we envisage that you will have:
  • Both roles:
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work away from home and travel to site
  • Graduate Ecologist:
  • A passion for ecology, demonstrated through relevant volunteering and/or ecological surveying
  • A willingness to get stuck into fieldwork straight away, any relevant field experience would be desirable
  • The desire to work towards a professional membership, such as with CIEEM
  • Project Ecologist:
  • A passion for ecology, demonstrated through relevant ecological survey experience
  • Some knowledge of the practical application of UK wildlife legislation
  • Professional membership, such as with CIEEM (or be working towards this)
  • Natural England protected species survey licence(s)

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • You will be working on a diverse array of interesting projects, which will involve undertaking site visits and conducting field-based surveys, such as habitat classification surveys, protected species surveys and terrestrial/ aquatic ecology surveys. You will provide expert advice to our clients by producing high-quality technical survey reports such as ecological appraisals, ecological impact assessments and protected species survey reports.


Work type

Full time

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