Consultant Aquatic Ecologist

Join AECOM as a Consultant Aquatic Ecologist in Basingstoke. Contribute to aquatic ecology fieldwork, data analysis, and consultancy services. Be part of a global team delivering impactful projects.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   27 days ago

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

What your new role will entail

We are looking to recruit a Consultant Aquatic Ecologist to support our nationwide team (preferred locations are Nottingham or Basingstoke).

The role will involve Aquatic Ecology fieldwork, reporting, data analysis, and coordination, for both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.

Main Responsibilities

  • Undertaking aquatic surveys in freshwaters.
  • Collecting and/or processing freshwater macroinvertebrate samples in the laboratory, undertaking benthic macroinvertebrate surveys in freshwaters, assisting with fieldwork and sample collection (potentially macroinvertebrate, macrophytes, phytobenthos, fisheries, water quality etc.).
  • Assisting with data entry, analysis, and processing for freshwater projects, contributing to survey reports and ecological appraisals and liaising with project managers and clients.
  • Delivery of consultancy and advisory services to a high level of technical quality, while prioritizing safety and security in all that you do.
  • Assisting with fieldwork and sample collection and data analysis (potentially fisheries, macroinvertebrate, macrophytes, phytobenthos, water quality, etc.) for freshwater projects.
  • Contributing to: desk studies and literature reviews, data capture, collation and presentation, survey reports and ecological appraisals which are produced to a high technical standard and within agreed deadlines.
  • Assisting in the production of Environmental Impact Assessment documents in line with CIEEM guidelines.

Being part of the team

  • As a key member of the Aquatic Ecology team, you will work with other experts as we work to protect, enhance, and restore the aquatic environment.
  • You will work on monitoring and impact assessment projects for Water Companies, Regulators (EA/NE), and private clients such as National Grid, solar and wind farms, renewable energy projects, etc.
  • Our Aquatic Ecology team is 20+ specialists distributed around the UK; we have laboratories in Nottingham and Leeds, and a southern hub in Basingstoke.
  • There are fantastic opportunities for career development and progression at AECOM, both within our team and across a full range of environmental disciplines.
  • We offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more.


We are looking for someone who thrives when challenged, adaptable, flexible and happy to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines. Please note this role will involve travel to conduct site visits/surveys.

You will have:

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Science or another relevant subject
  • Experience working in an aquatic ecology role or similar.
  • Experience conducting aquatic ecology surveys such as fish, macroinvertebrates, crayfish, macrophytes, riparian mammals, River Habitat Survey, etc.
  • Knowledge of current environmental legislation, including the Water Framework Directive.

Additional Information

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About the role

May 23, 2024

Full Time


Nov 17, 2024


Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Mid-Senior level


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