Freshwater Ecological Consultant

Mattinson Partnership
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has emerged for a freshwater consultant to join a rapidly growing environmental consultancy in one of their offices nationwide.

You will work within a dynamic team of aquatic environmental scientists with cross-cutting expertise in ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, fisheries and natural capital, to deliver a range of projects for the UK water and energy industries, and their environmental regulators.

Role & Company:

As a freshwater ecological consultant, you will be managing and analysis large numerical datasets, and contributing to the production of high quality, technical reports that are focused on the needs of our clients. Working under the guidance of a technical lead, you will demonstrate initiative and attention to detail.

In joining the aquatic ecology team you will be working on protected species surveys, scoping Studies and work on EIAs, SEAs, HRAs, WFD and MCZ assessments for a wide range of marine developments including energy (nuclear power and renewables); oil and gas; water industry; flood defence, aggregates, coastal infrastructure developments and public sector projects. You will be primarily office-based, although site visits and client meetings will be required.

My client is one of Europe's largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy, offering clients an integrated approach to every aspect of the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company pride themselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to clients. In line with their ambitious growth plan, the role offers excellent opportunities for career progression and development.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified to at least B.Sc level in a relevant discipline
  • Typically 1-2 years' professional experience
  • Desk and/or field-based experience of some or all of the following technical areas: environmental water resource management e.g. environmental components of water company Drought Plans and Water Resource Management Plans; hydro-ecology; hydrometry, hydrology, hydrological modelling; water quality assessment and modelling; fluvial geomorphology; statistical analysis, data management and modelling of large and complex environmental data sets; river restoration
  • Ability to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of relevant UK legislation (e.g. Water Framework Directive, Habitats Directive, the Agriculture Bill and Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan).
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Driving licence