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Stantec Graduate Ecologist Immediate start (Reading/ Brighton) in Reading, United Kingdom

Redefine your personal best

Have you ever thought about joining a Graduate Development Programme, where you get to work in a diverse and welcoming environment whilst getting stuck into amazing projects? With us, you can start your journey to become professionally chartered or qualified.

We are very proud that our last Graduate intake was the largest UK intake to date… and we intend to do it all over again.

We have a super enthusiastic and diverse graduate cohort, with a total global workforce of 25,000 talented individuals. When you join us, you will be part of our 2 year Graduate programme, tailored to your development. You will learn from and be mentored by some of the best technical minds in the industry. After you finish the programme you will be continue your career journey as you continue to develop your technical and leadership capabilities.

With Increasing workloads from existing clients and our success in winning new Water Company frameworks has resulted in the need to further grow our ecology services, with an opportunity for a passionate graduate to support directly alongside the team.

You'll be based in either Reading or our new Brighton office when this opens (temporarily be based from our Falmer office in the interim). You will be working alongside an integrated team of environmental professionals. where you will be assisting in delivering effective and professional ecology services to a range of new and existing clients across the water industry. This role will predominately be based in the field, but some time will also be required in the office operating in a hybrid working model.

Your day-to-day activities could include undertaking site visits and conducting field-based surveys such as habitat classification surveys, protected species surveys and terrestrial/ aquatic ecology surveys. You will also be producing high quality technical survey reports such as ecological appraisals, ecological impact assessments and protected species survey reports.

About you

  • You will have an Honours degree in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Environmental sciences, Geography or any other relevant subject within this discipline.

  • You will have a passion for ecology, demonstrated through relevant ecological work experience

  • As you'll be getting stuck into fieldwork straight away, any relevant field experience is desirable

  • Experience using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software would be highly advantageous.

  • Experience in ecological and protected species surveys, or other technical reports which demonstrate strong scientific writing abilities would be highly advantageous.

  • Knowledge of the practical application of UK wildlife legislation, planning policy and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), including the Water Framework Directive

  • Be working towards, if not already, a membership of CIEEM, IFM RSB. With a desire to work towards chartered status.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK at the time you start employment.

Please note a UK driving license is required for this role due to field work and client visits

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 25, 000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

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