Resource Manager - Ecology

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford United Kingdom Resourcing & Operations

Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.

We aim to be the most innovative, pragmatic and fast-growing environmental consultancy in the UK.

Our services include but are not limited to: terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, marine ecology, habitat management, arboricultural services, geospatial and data management, environmental impact assessments.

Our people make us who we are; we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. Career growth and development is highly valued at Thomson, and we nurture talent, leading to rapid career-progression opportunities. Our people benefit from access to a diverse range of industry-accredited external trainings, as well as in-house training opportunities led by our specialists. The variety of projects we deliver across the breadth of environmental services encourages cross-team working and collaboration.


Resource Manager

This is not a recruitment position! We are looking for an experienced Resourcing Manager to be responsible for providing an excellent support team service through the efficient and consistent resourcing of staff and equipment to our Terrestrial Ecology department and facilities/office oversight.

Ideally this person will be based in Guildford with the small team they will be managing, although not essential if the right individual can be present in the office regularly.

The Resource Manager will be:

  • Responsible for allocating of staff (permanent and seasonal) to projects in the most efficient and consistent manner possible whilst providing the fastest turn around possible, maximising staff utilisation at all times.
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of field equipment, company vehicles and storage facilities across all our offices.
  • Support in overseeing the maintenance and operations within our office environments ensuring they are comfortable, safe and fit for purpose. Help Thomson deliver a workplace that we are proud of and is aligned with our values/growth plans.

Some of the further responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Work closely with Line Managers and Project Managers to resource effectively and aligned with HSQE best practice and whenever possible, in conjunction with an individual’s career progressions
  • Close partnership with the commercial and technical teams to ensure a stable resource pool that is aligned with our pipeline of work
  • Effective team management and development of resourcing and facilities team members as well as temporary/casual field surveyors
  • To work with and support all teams and management on how to improve delivery of our services to clients and strive towards better forward planning of resources (people and equipment)
  • To set, manage and report on the Resourcing team budget
  • To manage and maintain the company’s vehicles, equipment and stores as well as onsite libraries


To be considered you will either be an experienced Resource Manager that has had similar responsibilities to those mentioned above or alternatively you will be an experienced Ecologist that’s looking for a different type of role.

Other information

As an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) our collective efforts generate results that translate into greater rewards for everyone. You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), the opportunity to contribute to and lead on high-profile, once in a life-time projects, 25 days annual leave, progression opportunities and regular social events.

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We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Thomson.


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