Seasonal Ecologists

About this job

Due to our increased portfolio of projects, we currently require Seasonal Ecologists across the Highlands, central Scotland and North Wales, on an initial six-month contract, with potential to extend or become permanent. Atmos has a proven track record of progression of seasonal roles to permanent positions within our Company.

This role would ideally suit an Ecologist with some experience, preferably in a consultancy practice, who is seeking to develop their career and wants to work in some of the most spectacular and remotest parts of the UK, studying some of our rarest species.

Previous experience of working within an ecological consultancy and CIEEM membership is preferable, although we are committed to professional and personal development and actively support staff through the membership process.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the role would include undertaking ecology and ornithology field surveys, data management and reporting, all to a high standard. The key responsibilities of the role would include undertaking ecology and ornithology field surveys, data management and reporting, all to a high standard. 

Who are we looking for?

  • A BSc or MSc in Ecology or a related subject, (or demonstratable experience in the field) along with a passion for ecology, full UK driving licence and an enthusiasm to deliver high standards are prerequisites of the post;
  • Additionally, we are looking for people who can demonstrate;
  • Attention to technical detail, in both recording and transcribing/checking survey data;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing;
  • Good report-writing skills, with eye for detail;
  • Use of MS Word and Excel for report writing purposes;
  • Willingness to undertake unsociable hours;
  • Good practice in terms of health and safety issues, including when lone-working under our lone-worker system;
  • Competence in undertaking ornithology surveys or excellent bird identification skills would be desirable.

 

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining concisely your area of expertise and why you wish to be considered for one of these posts by email recruitment@atmosconsulting.com entitled "Application for seasonal ecologist - [your name and Location]". For an informal chat about these positions, please contact Greg Fullarton (Inverness - 01463 724504), Jenny Bell (Edinburgh – 0131 346 9115) or Catherine Hibbert (North Wales - 01352 748259).