Senior Environmental Scientist

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.  With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for Senior Environmental Scientist with experience of delivery of water and catchment science projects to join us in the south of England.  The successful candidate will be part of our Water Science and Hydromorphology discipline which sits within the Water Catchment Management team. 

You will be based in one of our three southern offices at Bristol, Exeter or Reading (Winnersh) and will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects.  The team is currently active in river rehabilitation and habitat creation, Biodiversity Net Gain, geomorphological appraisal, Water Framework Directive assessments, nature-based solutions and catchment management.

You will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities. You will support and guide junior members of our team and in turn you will be supported by industry experts in this field.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in Geography, Environmental Science, Ecology or a related field  
  • Chartered or approaching chartership with CIWEM, CIEEM or similar
  • Experience of delivering projects in areas such as river restoration, habitat creation, nature-based solutions, Environmental Impact Assessment and geomorphology.
  • Experience of liaising with clients and stakeholders
  • Rounded knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy and best practice guidance relating to the water environment.
  • An inclusive attitude and ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team.
  • Excellent communication skills

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

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