Location: Sand Hutton, York
Closing Date: Fri 31 May 2019

Job Title: Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

Position: Flexi-contracts and Full time (fixed-term) contracts available

Location: Sand Hutton, York

Closing Date: 31st May 2019

About the Job

Are you looking to start a career in ecology or broaden existing skills gained during previous seasonal positions? If so, we are interested in hearing from you. FPCR Environment and Design Ltd is one of the UK’s leading integrated design practices working extensively throughout the UK. We take pride in offering a great place to work within friendly and supportive teams.

Over the last 60 years the practice has developed a valuable mix of multi-disciplinary expertise in masterplanning, environmental assessment, urban design, landscape, ecology, architecture, arboriculture and green infrastructure. We have implemented many award-winning schemes in environmentally sensitive locations.

Due to our ever-increasing client portfolio and the continuing development of our ecology department in our York office, we are looking to appoint energetic and motivated individuals as assistant ecologists during the current survey season and with an immediate start. The position provides the right candidate with an ideal opportunity to be a part of a motivated team of 9 consultants who provide a whole range of ecological services to a diverse client base: from desk-based development scoping and constraints surveys to the full suite of surveys required to support planning applications.

Skills and Experience

The right candidate will:

  • have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification or previous survey experience;
  • be physically fit and happy to work outdoors and at night;
  • be willing to work flexibly and away from home;
  • be competent in common software packages such as MS Office, QGIS or similar;
  • have a professional attitude, being punctual, self-disciplined and having an ability to proactively manage their time to required working deadlines;
  • have a current UK driving licence and access to own vehicle.

What you can expect in return:

We offer competitive rates of pay, on the job-training for all aspects of the work you would be involved in and an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a thriving, well respected consultancy.

FPCR offers many workplace benefits, including activity and social events.  FPCR is an equal opportunities employer.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this role,  or feel you can offer FPCR’s York ecology team other relevant experience and skills, please submit your CV along with a covering letter, together with any supporting documentation which you feel may be of interest, to applications@fpcr.co.uk including YorkJobs in the subject.

For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity please contact:

James Eales –Associate Director of the York Ecology Department on 01904 406112.