Route Ecologist - Rail

Posted 18 October 2023
Salary £300 - 340 per day
LocationEast Sussex
Job type Contract - Full Time
Discipline Rail
Contact NameCaitlyn Fisher

Job description

Are you a terrestrial ecologist with field survey experience?

Do you have experience in all aspects of Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)?

Do you have a full UK driving license and Personal Track Safety (PTS) card?

Rate: £340 per day inside IR35
Location: London to Sussex
Contract Length: Until April 2024 (extension likely)

My client is looking for an experienced ecologist to support railway operations in the South East of England. The role will include surveying, assessments, and compliance.

You will be expected to assure ecological services including lineside vegetation and engineering maintenance. Experience in GIS or field mapping will there for be essential for this position.

Routine travel is essential for this role, so the successful candidate must possess a full valid UK driving license. Site travel will be required up to 3 times a week across various sites in Sussex and the South of England.

Due to the nature of the work, this role will require a Personal Track Safety (PTS) Card.


  • Previous ecological experience including surveying, field data collection, and GIS
  • Previous experience in all aspects of Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)
  • Full UK Driving License
  • PTS Card