Career opportunity

Casual Ecologists – Sheffield

Yorkshire East Midlands

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic individuals who are looking to work within an ambitious environmental consultancy.

As a Casual Ecologist, you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of a diverse range of ecological projects across the region.  Your duties will include:

  • Assisting on protected species surveys
  • Acting as Ecological Clerk of Works, including delivering contractor toolbox talks
  • Assisting with Mitigation design and implementation
  • Aiding in the production of high quality ecological reports
  • Maintaining client relationships
  • About Us

    Who we are and what we do

    Ecus is a leader in the environmental sector and provides services in ecology, habitat management, consenting, carbon and sustainability, arboriculture, water environment, heritage, landscape design, EIA and ISO business management services.

    With multiple regional business units and plans to extend our network even further, we have an overall aim of growing the company substantially over the coming years.

    The sectors within which Ecus operates include; transport, energy, development and construction, utilities and government. We have a number of framework agreements and long term contracts with clients across all of these sectors.

    The Ecus team has a wide range of technical expertise in environmental consulting. We seek to add to that team by recruiting professionals with relevant environmental skills who are committed to doing their best and with a track record of delivering for clients and for their colleagues.

  • Working with Ecus

    Investing in our people

    Whether you are an individual just starting your career or bringing years of experience with you, we support all individuals in achieving their next career steps.

    Working as part of our team, you’ll be working alongside technical experts who take pride in the quality of service we offer at every stage of the project lifecycle.

    We are always looking for people who share our key values:

    1. Commitment and Excellence
    2. Accountability and partnership
    3. Challenge and Innovation

    These are the values that support in making Ecus the business it is today.  One that is client focused and able to provide the benefits of innovation through close, productive partnerships.  This all adds up to a highly professional, forward thinking culture where people feel inspired to look for ways to improve and continuously raise standards, creating a constant drive to grow the organisation and a robust commercial mind-set.  Whilst the work at Ecus can be challenging and comes with high expectations, there is an abundance of training / mentor guidance to support you.

  • Essential / Desirable Skills and Experience

    We are looking for

    Essential Skills / Experience

    • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
    • Flexibility to work away from home and during antisocial hours as / when required
    • Full driving licence

    Desirable Skills / Experience

    • Membership of CIEEM
    • At least 1 years’ experience of working within an ecological consultancy or similar background
    • Protected species licence holder
    • Experienced at undertaking a variety of ecological / protected species surveys
    • Experience of large infrastructure projects, specifically rail work (including PTS trained)
  • Company Benefits

    What we provide in return

    Flexible Working

    Travel and accommodation costs

    Strong team support

    Competitive Hourly Rate of Pay


  • How to Apply

    Everything you need to know to get your application started

    There are two ways to apply for this role, through the application form below, or by sending your information to us via email.

    Applications can be made via email to and should include a CV and covering letter outlining the position applied for along with a portfolio (if applicable) to demonstrate your range of technical skills and experience.

    Supporting file requirements

    For CVs, covering letters and portfolios, keep the files to less than 10MB each or include a sharing download link if they exceed this size.

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If you are interested in applying for this role, please use the form below to submit an application. If you would like further information regarding this opportunity or have any questions feel free to contact us on: Strictly no agencies.

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