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Careers

Roles at Thomson Ecology

Call or come and talk to us, in confidence and with no obligation. Have a look around our head office by the lake. Check out our facilities, technical equipment and support services and if you wish, have a chat with your future team.

Here are some examples of typical roles at Thomson Ecology:

Managers - We are always interested to hear from confident, capable environmental professionals with successful project and people management experience who are ambitious to run their own team of technical specialists. Read more

Principal consultants - Principal Ecologists and Biologists are our main link with clients; you would manage the relationships, checking all the time that we are providing an excellent service, winning further project work, line managing a team and developing senior consultants. Read more

Senior consultants - Senior consultants manage projects of all sizes and complexities. They issue report reviews, and they manage teams on site as well as managing projects from the office. Read more

Practice leads - In our team a Practice Lead is a technical specialist who can act as an expert witness at inquiries and advise in legal cases, can inspire and train other professionals in the company and who will write and present one or two papers a year. Read more

Project managers - Our project managers are consultants with a particular skill in managing large projects, often infrastructure projects. Read more

Graduate ecologists - Thomson Ecology has been running its highly regarded Graduate Training and Experience Programme since 2007. The scheme gives new graduates a chance to work alongside senior technical staff for a full field season, and participate in training courses on all areas of the business. Read more

Operations team member - Our operations team are critically important for the smooth-running of the business. They are organised and efficient and really have their finger on the pulse of who-is-doing-what! Read more

Current vacancies

Aquatic-ecologist / Hydro-ecologist

Are you a water specialist, looking for your next exciting role in the commercial sector?
We are looking for someone who is used to meeting client expectations and delivering high quality work, on time and to budget. The successful candidate will be commercially aware, self-motivated, organised, with excellent communication and project management skills.

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Ecological Consultant, Leeds

Are you hard-working and practical with a professional work ethic? Do you love the outdoors, ecology and the environment? Are you working for an ecological consultancy and ready to step up to the next level in your consultancy career? Then this full time permanent position may be right for you.

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Field Surveyors (fixed term and temporary)

Are you hard-working and practical with a professional work ethic? Do you love the outdoors, ecology and the environment? Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity which could take you to new and exciting locations all over the UK?

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Landscape Architects - Guildford

A variety of positions available, from graduate to senior, full-time, part-time, fixed-term or permanent.

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Principal Ecological Consultant, Guildford

Are you a commercially aware leader looking for your next exciting opportunity in ecological consultancy? Do you enjoy leading and motivating a team and taking responsibility for managing large complex projects? Do you have a proven track record of winning work, proactively generating new business and managing client relationships?

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Regional Office Manager – Cardiff

Are you a commercially aware leader looking for your next exciting opportunity in ecological consultancy? Do you enjoy leading and motivating a team and taking responsibility for managing large complex projects? Do you have a proven track record of winning work, proactively generating new business and managing client relationships?

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Senior Ecological Consultant (Guildford)

Are you looking for your next step as a Senior Ecological Consultant? We have full or part-time (0.6 FTE / 3 days per week minimum) – several positions available

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Site Supervisor – with landscape background

Thomson Habitats require a Site Supervisor with a landscape background to supervise our projects. This is a great opportunity for an experienced professional, with outstanding team leadership experience to join a growing, dynamic company within the ecological sector.

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Site Supervisor, Thomson Habitats

Are you a professional site supervisor with high standards, who enjoys leading and motivating a site based team? Are you organised, confident and decisive and thrive on finding solutions to problems?

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Working with us

Our values are respect, integrity, support and excellence.

We have a clear and ambitious vision to extend the depth and breadth of our services within ecology, to increase overseas projects and to improve continuously the value that we give to clients.

We have excellent support services including: an integrated enterprise resource system, a central resourcing function for people and equipment, first class finance, HR, IT, software development, sales and marketing, and health, safety, quality and environment management systems. All these specialists are there to help you to focus on your role and be the best that you and your team can be.

In line with our value of excellence we have an unrivalled professional development and learning programme and a well supported research and development plan.

If you can show us that you have the potential to manage a whole business unit then we are really keen to talk. We foster an entrepreneurial culture in young managers that you would benefit from. Come and meet us and see if you would fit in.

Our head office in Guildford is a spacious, modern building overlooking a lake and surrounded by trees in the picturesque Surrey Research Park. Guildford is well connected with easy access to London - Waterloo station can be reached in 35 minutes. Guildford provides access to a unique part of the south-east. The Surrey Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), offers stunning and accessible countryside and some of the best mountain biking terrain in the UK.

If you are looking for a career, not just a job, then Thomson Ecology, Thomson Unicomarine or Thomson Habitats could be the right choice for you!