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Ecology Technical Lead

Job Profile

The Mott MacDonald ecology practice is an exciting place to be, with over 70 full time ecologists and an excellent forward order book we are building a practice that can last.

Could you be the technical leader we are looking for?

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

We are seeking someone who is able to generate respect and authority based on their sound technical knowledge supported by considerable experience. You will contribute to the growth of our people, our environment business in Birmingham and our wider ecology practice. You will be adept at finding ways to add value for our customers, engage with technologies and maintain quality. Most importantly you will be helping us to build a lasting and sustainable environmental business.

This opportunity is not a one-way street as we will give you an exciting space in which to develop.
You will be visible within our business, but also across the sector, raising our profile and yours through internal and external events.
Your reputation will grow giving you the opportunity to influence your peers.

We are serious about ecology; this opportunity primarily focuses on growing our practice capability and realising the potential of our people and thereby contributing to our wider environment team’s targets and growth opportunities in Birmingham.

If you think this could be the job you are looking for, a space for your technical excellence, then we would like to hear from you.

You would become a part of an employee-owned, independent company that values its people, and that provides opportunities for social and career development. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Candidate Specification

Your experience should be a good mixture of the following:
  • Degree in a relevant environmental subject (minimum of 2.1 classification), with further, post-graduate, qualifications essential
  • Chartered Ecologist/Environmentalist or similar and a Full Member of a relevant professional institution such as CIEEM
  • Able to demonstrate considerable professional experience in the UK ecology sector
  • In depth knowledge of EU and UK legislation of relevance to ecology
  • Technical experience producing and overseeing ecological assessment and reporting in a wide range of areas
  • Experience in developing and training staff, undertaking mentoring and developing best practice approaches including adoption of the latest technologies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including writing and presenting
  • Well engaged and respected within the profession with a willingness to raise the company and personal profile externally through conferences etc.
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs
  • Full, clean driving licence and willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally
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