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Environmental Services
78400000024 Requisition #

Are you a bat ecologist with a desire to put your expertise to good use across a diversity of projects with the support of an experienced team?  Are you ambitious to develop your technical skills and career in line with a defined career pathway that follows the route you choose? Do you want to find a work/life balance despite the nocturnal nature of bat work?


Who is Tetra Tech?


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.


Our people are at the heart of everything we do. They help our clients succeed, our business prosper and the communities we work in thrive.  We need the very best designers, project managers, engineers, surveyors, town planners, environmental specialists and business service professionals to maintain our reputation as a market leader.  We do this by taking care of our people; offering fantastic flexible benefits, providing personal and professional development, and giving employees the opportunity to work on exciting and ground-breaking projects.


We don’t want Tetra Tech to be just your next role, we want it to be a step-change in your career and ultimately a move that you are proud to have made.


The Role


As Tetra Tech builds on its demonstrable track record as one of the leading global Environmental consultancies, we are seeking a licensed bat ecologist to strengthen our existing expertise in the Midlands.   With ambitions to grow our UK presence to emulate the success of the global business, we are looking for a dynamic ecologist to join our established network of over 50 ecologists.  


As a multidisciplinary consultancy, we work closely with colleagues from other teams including Planning, Placemaking, Engineering, Transportation and Asset Management including through the identification of opportunities, tendering and project delivery. The Bat Ecologist will be proactive in developing relationships with colleagues from across the business, liaising with the wider ecology team and other technical teams, and supporting them through all stages of a project.


We pride ourselves on our ability to offer professional ecology advice across a breadth of sectors including Residential, Defence, Energy, Government Services and Transport. With over 50 permanent ecologists, we can draw on the knowledge of our technical experts to develop the best solutions. Examples of bat projects we currently work on include:

•    Surveys, licence applications and mitigation works for several bat species, including hibernation and maternity roosts across the central belt;
•    Use of advanced bat survey techniques on sites in Hampshire to confirm whether rare bat species such as Bechstein’s are present;
•    Survey, licensing and mitigation at a range of sites including listed buildings and complex structures with multiple bat roosts present;
•    Surveys for flood defence works including culverts under Derby city centre.



Given the variety of projects we work on, we are looking for a Consultant or Senior Bat Ecologist who has strong field experience and ambitions to develop their technical skills in line with project requirements. With support from the regional and national ecology teams as well as the national bat lead, and in line with our defined career framework, they will continue to develop their bat expertise as well as other areas of ecology if desired. As a key area of the business, we have and will continue to invest in the development of the team’s bat expertise.  We actively encourage our ecology experts to share their knowledge and offer financial bonuses to people who achieve their bat handling licence or chartership.  We are looking for a licensed ecologist who is proactive in developing their own knowledge and understanding of bats as well as upskilling the wider team. 


We Lead with Science® and follow the advice of our bat ecologists when investing in top of the range equipment that allows them to deliver their roles successfully.  We encourage applications from ecologists who have an interest in technological advancements and who are keen to keep on top of the latest developments and guidance.


Projects will predominately be focused in the East Midlands including into Lincolnshire and East Anglia. However, we operate fully flexible, hybrid working which allows our ecologists to choose where, how and when they work as long as our clients are receiving the high-quality service they expect. We focus on talent and skills, not postcode. The role will require a significant amount of site work as well as working closely with other ecologists, clients and colleagues from other teams so may require some time at an office or alternative working space to suit those involved. 


We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced or compressed hours and flexible start or finish times. We can offer a range of solutions to help you get the most out of your work / life balance. If the timing’s not quite right for you, please do still get in touch as we will always consider deferring the start date for the right candidate.


About the team

•    Over 50 permanent ecologists across 13 offices working as one cohesive team. 
•    Time away from home minimised. 
•    IT systems allow seamless remote and flexible working, so proximity to an office is not a barrier– we focus on talents & skills, not postcode. Our ecologists can work on the projects that interest them and deliver them to the highest standards.
•    Cars or car allowances to every member of the team regardless of grade, including for personal use.
•    Established TOIL system to allow time management to suit specific personal needs alongside seasonal demands.
•    Career frameworks provide clarity on how to progress.
•    We encourage the development of well-rounded ecologists who can talk about all stages of a project. We offer internal and external training and mentoring, including from our inhouse experts.
•    Bat handling licence incentivisation scheme to thank ecologists who spend time and effort in achieving their licence - we know it's not easy! 
•    And to show our support of personal development, we award a significant financial bonus to anyone achieving Chartered Environmentalist/Ecologist status through CIEEM.
•    We work closely with many other teams, including our own Planners, Archaeologists, Landscape Architects, Masterplanners and Engineers. With a culture of openness, there is always someone within the business who can provide advice and support for almost any query.



Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting www.tetratecheurope.com/careers

For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratecheurope.com. To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tetra Tech positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, or parental leave.


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