Current Vacancies

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Ecologist – Scotland

Bowland Ecology is a well-established and thriving ecological consultancy.  Due to continued growth, we are seeking to appoint an Ecologist to our friendly and supportive team.  The role will be based at our newly acquired, modern offices in central Glasgow with the option to also work from home.  The successful candidate must have the flexibility to travel throughout Scotland as required.

We pride ourselves on offering solutions and robust ecological advice based upon best practice and continual learning and development while ensuring that staff wellbeing underpins all that we do.  

You can expect:

  • Competitive salary (£25K plus)
  • The chance to work on a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects including large scale infrastructure, brownfield sites, minerals projects and work commissioned by Government Agencies including projects that have won industry awards
  • Payment of CIEEM membership fees
  • Ongoing support via a bespoke training programme
  • Flexible working and work from home options
  • Additional Annual Leave added for every year worked up to 30 days.

Scope of role:

  • Manage own projects (including fee proposals and client liaison) and assist with the management of other projects as required
  • Plan, coordinate and undertake habitat and protected species surveys
  • Production of ecology reports, desk studies and plans, and data input, management and analysis
  • Design and implementation of simple ecological mitigation schemes
  • Pre-works inspections and site supervision of ecological/environmental mitigation (ECoW/EnvCoW)
  • Supervision of Assistant Ecologists

Successful Candidates will have:

  • Relevant degree level qualification
  • Membership of CIEEM or equivalent
  • Technical expertise in ecology including habitat surveying
  • A good working knowledge of in the UK regulatory framework for wildlife/protected species issues
  • EcOW/EnvCOW experience
  • Excellent communication, team working project and time management skills
  • ‘Hands on’ approach, initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Current and full driving licence
  • Enthusiasm, confidence and a passion for Ecology
  • Minimum 3 years in practice experience

We encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those under-represented within Ecology, including people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Applications should be made by CV and covering letter and sent to

Closing date for applications: Monday 30 May 2022.  Please note we reserve the right to close applications earlier than this date.