Graduate Ecologist Job Description: Careers

Position Type: Full-time


About Us:

Collington Winter Environmental is a leading environmental consultancy dedicated to providing expert advice and innovative solutions in ecological and environmental management. We work with a diverse range of clients from public and private sectors, delivering projects that ensure environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Graduate Ecologist to join our expanding team. The successful candidate will support various ecological projects, contributing to field surveys, data analysis, and reporting. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to develop their skills and gain valuable experience in ecological consultancy early in their career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in conducting ecological surveys, including but not limited to, Phase 1 habitat surveys, protected species surveying (e.g., bats, amphibians, reptiles, birds), Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, and environmental impact assessments.
  • Work closely with our colleagues in our landscape architecture and arboricultural team to provide high quality advice on projects.
  • Producing high quality reports for submission with planning applications
  • Provide support to senior ecologists and project managers in the planning and execution of ecological projects.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an Environmental Science subject, or demonstration or relevant alternative experience.
  • Practical experience in conducting ecological fieldwork and surveys is advantageous but not essential.
  • Full clean driving licence and own car to drive long distances for work.
  • Ability to stay away from home for short periods (1-2 nights) for work throughout the UK (hotel expenses all paid for).
  • Be able to work in a team and have excellent communication skills.

    What We Offer:

    • Competitive salary and benefits.
    • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave. (4 weeks paternity leave. Full time pay for maternity if you return to work part time)
    • Medical Insurance
    • Pension Scheme
    • Free food in office. Fully stocked fridge and cupboards with breakfast and lunch supplies free for use.
    • Team building days
    • Free fitness classes – CWE pay for local CrossFit classes on a regular basis for staff. Health and fitness is wholeheartedly encouraged!
    • Walking Pad for your desk if you want one.
    • No training budget – we will pay for whatever training is necessary.
    • We invest heavily in our administration team to assist you in your role. This helps reduce those additional tasks.
    • Hybrid working as agreed in contract.


      Application Process: To apply, please submit your CV to and mark for the attention of Olivia Collington for the graduate ecologist job role. We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team.


      Collington Winter Environmental is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

      Contact Us

      Registered Address

      23 Bark Street East, 1st Floor, Bolton, BL1 2BQ

      Cambridge Office

      Future Business Centre, Cambridge Campus, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2HY


      Head Office: 01204 939 608

      Dumfries Office: 01387 378208

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