Marine Ecologist

Job Type:Full Time
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Ecological systems, clearly fundamental to the natural environment, are increasingly recognised for their social, health and economic benefits, but remain under threat from human activities and natural pressures.

The plight of the marine environment is coming into increasingly sharp focus, partly through the efforts of our Principal Marine Environmental Scientist, Rowan Byrne (, and the wider ecology and environmental team. In this context, we are keen to engage a talented marine ecologist to support and drive our ever-expanding work in this area.

As a Marine Ecologist, you will contribute to a wide range of projects across sectors including power & energy, marine plastics, transport, oil & gas and maritime, ensuring that ecological objectives are delivered successfully. You will play a particularly key role in environmental impact assessments and environmental enhancement work supporting biodiversity.

As part of the UK-wide ecology and environmental team, you will have the opportunity to broaden and develop your technical and professional skills in other areas if you so wish - there is excellent scope for career development as the business continues to grow, both in the UK and abroad.

For more information on our work on ocean plastics, please head to

  • Degree in marine biology, or directly related subject
  • Full, clean driving licence; willing to travel to undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally
  • Excellent report-writing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in developing scope-of-work for marine environmental studies, including ESIA and EIA, Due Diligence IFC guidelines, and similar assessments
  • Experience in planning, assisting and delivering coastal field-based marine surveys to fulfil project requirements related to EIA, HRA etc.
  • Experience in preparing and writing ecological sections of EIAs, ensuring that legislative guidelines are met
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation, including planning process, MCZs and EIAs