Graduate Ecologist

E3P is an environmental consultancy with a difference, focusing on the delivery of pragmatic environmental advice and guidance with clear leadership, simple and focused aims.

We pride ourselves on our core values: intellect, integrity, pragmatism, tenacity and, most of all, a personal touch.

Consistently demonstrating these values within our work has established e3p as a trusted environmental advisor to a range of high-profile clients across all industry sectors including property development, construction, investment and divestment, industrial, manufacturing, engineering, planning, energy, construction and demolition.

At e3p we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We put our clients’ priorities first which has allowed us to forge closer relationships in a variety of organisations.

100% of the E3P shares are owned by the active company directors and the wider team, we believe this offers surety to clients and colleagues as they can be certain that our people are invested in the organisation and will all pay a huge part in the future of our client’s projects as well as the company.

We provide our team of environmental professionals with excellent training, investment and rewards to help them to constantly improve and grow. We believe that excellent communication is as vitally important as our technical knowledge in environmental services to ensure that the advice given on any project is accurate and clearly communicated.

We provide support for our partners within these disciplines:

  • Geo-Environmental Consultancy
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Compliance Auditing
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Urban Regeneration Strategies
  • Ecological Services
  • Acoustics Services

To contribute to the growth of E3P, we are expanding the ecology team, and are searching for a Graduate Ecologist to support on project delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the wider team with all protected species and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys;
  • Data collation and data entry;
  • Survey organisation and organisation of subcontractors;
  • Assisting the wider team with report writing; and,
  • Progressing your career through continued training and CPD both inside and outside of work.


The Role

E3P are searching for a highly motivated and versatile individual to join our exciting and successful Ecology Division. We offer a rewarding and supportive work environment where our people can reach their full potential.

A successful applicant would be a problem solver, ready to push the boundary of their existing knowledge and learn new skills, be responsive to challenges and take pride in solving problems for our clients. The applicant can expect to work within a culture that is collaborative and supportive, where you and your colleagues can assist in delivering exciting projects.

As a member of E3P’s Ecology Division you will be required to undertake a combination of office and site-based work, supporting UK-wide delivery of development schemes for a range of public and private sector Clients. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and conduct a variety of different tasks.

You’ll experience an inclusive, friendly, and flexible working environment where colleagues are encouraged to grow and develop. If you believe you have the skill set required, are keen to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then we’d love to hear from you.

Job Description

  • Assisting the wider team with all protected species surveys, Phase 1 Habitat Surveys; and species mitigation.
  • Data collation and data entry;
  • Survey organisation and organisation of subcontractors;
  • Assisting the wider team with report writing; and,
  • Progressing your career through continued training and CPD both inside and outside of work.

Experience Required:

  • Relevant work experience within a consultancy would be desirable to demonstrate commitment and knowledge of what the job will entail;
  • Qualifying member of CIEEM or willingness to obtain;
  • Beneficial to be working towards a Natural England Protected Species Survey License for bat; and,
  • Degree in a relevant Environmental Sciences subject.

Personal Profile:

  • Accept and deal with responsibility for project delivery and client liaison
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm
  • Teamwork
  • Self confidence
  • Able and willing to work and stay away from base office, potentially for extended periods, to support project delivery
  • Able and willing to work night shifts (bat and newt surveys)
  • Self starter
  • Happy to work outdoors
  • Live in close proximity of the Manchester office (half hour commute) or be happy to relocate.
  • Must demonstrate a genuine interest in developing a career in ecology.
  • Must hold full clean UK driving licence or equivalent


At E3P, recruiting and retaining the best individuals is key to our success and continued growth. We encourage our staff by offering:

  • Competitive salary, depending on skills and experience with yearly review
  • Company pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays (increasing with service).
  • Extensive training opportunities and supported CPD.
  • Employee Assistance Programme, which includes counselling services and legal assistance.
  • Supported opportunities for volunteering and community action.
  • Summer and Winter Team building days (out of the office)
  • Christmas Party

E3P is an equal opportunities employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent