GIS Project Ecologist / Specialist

GIS Project Ecologist / Specialist

Initial six month fixed-term

The role

We’re looking for a GIS Project Ecologist / Specialist to join our Birmingham team on an initial six month fixed-term contract. You will ideally have past field experience, be competent in a number of field techniques, and have previous site team experience for protected species. We are looking for a good ‘all-rounder’, strong project management and organisational skills and willingness to work independently with limited direction.

You should have an interest in GIS and ideally experience of using ARCGIS and CAD. Alternatively, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to learn quickly, get up to speed with new software, and be comfortable working in a programme-focused delivery environment.

Working for one of the largest independently owned environmental consultancies in the UK, we’re looking for a technical specialist for a varied role, which will contribute to some of the most significant projects of our time.

Employee testimonials

‘Thomson has given me the opportunities and support to allow me to develop my skills and competencies in ecology and consultancy’
– Amy K, Assistant Ecologist

‘It is a strange feeling being in a place where you’re excited to go back to work on Monday, and that’s because I love the team I work with’
– Luke M, Assistant Ecologist

You’ll be joining a happy, friendly workplace, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. You’ll have fantastic on-the-job training, opportunities for progression and a range of company benefits including 25 days annual leave pro rata, a stakeholder pension scheme, discounted gym membership and regular social events.


We are the UK’s leading expert in ecological environmental impact assessment. Our expertise is in all ecosystems and we provide the full range of services within terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology, water management, habitat creation, landscape architecture and geospatial data management. We operate at all levels in the project delivery cycle from survey, through data management, interpretation, outcome advice and public inquiry. We help our clients from all sectors to grow their businesses and deliver their desired outcomes, whether that is for commercial growth or meeting regulatory requirements and challenges.

Our award winning GIS team provides specialist environmental data management and spatial analysis of our clients’ data – terrestrial, marine and freshwater. Our state-of-the-art data mapping system – TIM, can be used on any project to collate all the data into one place and can be easily accessed by the client’s project team, at anytime, anywhere, on any device.

We promote a happy, friendly workplace and are guided by the company’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. We provide fantastic on-the-job training and offer a range of company benefits including pension contributions, discounted gym membership, payment of a professional membership fee and regular parties.

This role will be based at our modern offices in Birmingham. The successful candidate will live within commuting distance of Birmingham or be prepared to relocate. We are moving quickly and have a provisional interview date scheduled for Friday 12 April.

Please apply as soon as possible with your CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability to