4, Bredon Court, Tewkesbury GL20 6FF

Job Type

Full Time / Permanent


Environment & Planning

Take charge of your career with Dalcour Maclaren. When you’re part of an organisation that has demonstrated double digit revenue growth for the past 5 years you know that our business means business.

When it comes to the delivering 2022, our appetite for success is no less ambitious. Our philosophy of being One Team, reaches every part of the organisation for everyone. In short, we work hard to ensure everyone is included, knows where they fit in and how they contribute to our success.

About us

At Dalcour Maclaren we are different - we are challenging the norm. We are a fundamental part of the UK's utility and infrastructure industry, pushing a new breed of consultancy within these sectors. We are focussed on the fantastic people within our team whom we value, we trust, we develop and we empower - which in turn creates a winning formula for success. We offer an A* service to our portfolio of blue-chip clients and have grown year on year to become one of the leaders in the infrastructure and utility sectors.

So, what is this Ecology role about?

As an Ecologist within the Environment and Planning team, you will report to the Associate Ecologist and will be working on a whole range of schemes, small through to large schemes. You will be expected to successfully manage any project through the full lifecycle, from pre-application to implementation and monitoring


Based at Tewkesbury

What will I be doing as an Ecologist?

  • You will be working on schemes for clients primarily based across the UK providing strategic advice to our well-established client base, particularly in the utilities and infrastructure sectors, in addition to site support.

  • You will be expected to undertake ecological surveys and ecological supervision on-site, where opportunities arise within a reasonable distance from your office/home location.

  • No two days will be the same as you will be working on fast-paced reporting regularly to the client and liaising with colleagues, stakeholders and landowners to agree on the scope of work and manage ecological surveys, write and review reports and associated documents, in addition to, undertaking ecological survey work and or supervision.

  • You will be able to give pragmatic advice, be aware of current legislation and policy, to provide appropriate assistance and advice to clients and colleagues.

You will be perfect for this Ecologist role if you…

  • Are an experienced ecologist with experience across a range of ecological disciplines

  • Hold a degree in Ecology or related discipline, together with membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (ideally Associate or Full membership, although graduate membership will be considered)

  • Have experience across a range of ecological disciplines including surveys/Ecological Clerk of Works, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), and protected sites consents (such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) Assents and Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA))

  • Have Experience in undertaking Biodiversity Net Gain calculations, or at least have some knowledge or training in this area.

  • Have Knowledge and experience of working with GIS to record/manage ecological data and producing ecological survey plans

  • Can work collaboratively with colleagues as well as independently and communicate effectively with a range of external stakeholders, clients and team members.

  • Successful track record of delivering high-quality technical work and written reports, including PEA/EcIA and HRA;

What’s in it for you?

  • Annual bonus scheme

  • Vitality Health Membership (Benefits include: access to discounted insurances, gym & fitness discounts, travel and wellness benefits)

  • Professional subscriptions paid for

  • 25 days annual holiday plus 1 day to celebrate your birthday

  • Access to the DM Academy to support your continuing professional growth

  • The Flexible Advantage Policy – allowing you to strike that all important work/life balance

  • Regular One Teamevents calendar building our team and celebrating our achievements

  • Time for you to give back to our communities and raise money for good causes

  • Cycle to work scheme

What our employees say

“Utilities and Infrastructure is a great industry to work in, and there are so many progression opportunities at DM”

“At DM you will find a challenging role with all the support you need to make the most of the opportunities you will be presented with”

If this sounds like the role for you, then apply today! Dalcour Maclaren and you – your future delivered.

Dalcour Maclaren is committed to equal opportunities for all.

Dalcour Maclaren considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation List. Therefore, Dalcour Maclaren will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.