STRI is a world leading sports surface solutions and infrastructure development focused business with its head office in Bingley, West Yorkshire. It is part of the STRI Group, a number of businesses focused on sport and outdoor recreation, development, green infrastructure and water management sectors.

The company has over 90 years of history and has worked on some of the biggest national and international projects which in recent years has included the 2012 Olympics in London, numerous FIFA World Cups, UEFA competitions and has delivered other unique projects.

As the company expands, it is looking to bring in the right person to help deliver projects of this nature, working as part of a team producing high quality facilities, developments and surfaces on behalf of our clients. STRI has a number of specialist consultants, designers, and technicians as well as project management capability and digital designers that can realise and deliver our clients aspirations.

The successful candidate would be working as part of a wider development team within the Consultancy department, working alongside other specialist development consultants. If you are a suitably qualified, competent, and enthusiastic Ecologist and want to work as part of a dynamic and forward-looking organisation, then we would like to hear from you.

Requirements Minimum requirements for this role:


  • Hold a relevant degree
  • An interest in the environment
  • Good verbal and written communication,
  • an eye for detail and lateral thinking
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Client management skills/experience
  • Commercial awareness is important
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Experience of BNG



  • Be a member of CIEEM (or working towards membership)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in this or a similar role
  • Understand the EIA process
  • Worked with GIS systems
  • Experience of working in the sports sector
  • Experience of working on multidisciplinary projects regionally, nationally or internationally
  • Specialist license holder (bat / great crested newt etc)

The Role: You would be expected to collaborate with other specialists in the team, in the field and in the office, accompany and support senior consultants in undertaking field surveys, support and communicate effectively with, clients, subcontractors and various other parties.  You will assist with defining project scope and selecting the right approach. You will be able to analyse and interpret data for non-technical audiences. To be successful in this role, you need to be able to reach useful conclusions based on your research. Ideal candidates are driven, meticulous and observant.


Your work would include, among other things:

  • Undertaking preliminary ecological assessments on site
  • Carrying out habitat assessments, including presence-absence surveys.
  • Completing BNG assessments
  • Collection of specimens.
  • Carrying out Biodiversity Net Gain assessments and resultant calculations
  • Processing, capturing and analysing data
  • Compiling technical reports and findings
  • Planning field work
  • Discussing requirements with clients
  • Presenting proposals to clients for approval and agreeing timescales
  • Liaising with other professionals such as architects, consultants, town planners and engineers


You would be based at the UK head office in Bingley, West Yorkshire, but the job would entail travel throughout the UK and potentially Europe and other countries.

Remuneration for the right candidate: the remuneration package would be commensurate with the market, and experience but would include pension and competitive salary.

Interested parties should provide a copy of their CV and short covering letter to Annette Hargreaves: