Working for ACD

Our success as a company is built on the talent and ambition of our staff and offering fast, responsive and commercially aware services to our clients.

Working for ACD

We understand that our most valuable asset is our people and, as a company, we are keen to continue building that asset by employing talented, enthusiastic professionals.

ACD Environmental also understands the need to develop and nurture the potential of every employee and therefore we offer our commitment to train, guide and lead in order to maximise that potential. We currently employ around 40 people, spread across 3 offices around the United Kingdom. We have continued to grow over the last 30 years and our expansion shows no sign of slowing.

If you would like to join a dynamic company that is continuously evolving and expanding please email your CV to us at

Current Vacancies

Ecologist / Senior Ecologist
Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0ES / Godalming, Surrey, Gu7 1HP
Permanent, Full time

ACD Environmental is a multi-disciplinary CIEEM Registered Practice, with offices in Malmesbury (Wiltshire), Godalming (Surrey), and Eastleigh (Hampshire).

We currently are recruiting ecologists (£25K-29K) and senior ecologists (£30K-40K) in our Malmesbury (Wiltshire) and Godalming (Surrey) offices.

Our team of Ecologists have a broad and diverse skillset, including specialisms in bats, badgers, otters, barn owl, dormice, reptiles, great crested newts, river restoration, and botany.

We are a progressive company, supporting our employees with training in mental health awareness, and management training. We organise company activity days throughout the year.

We offer comprehensive CPD/training, and we mentor our ecologists to help them gain protected species licences. We have a buddy system to support graduates.

We encourage flexible working, offer private health cover, and a loyalty-based profit share bonus scheme.

Candidates should have 2-4 years experience in ecological consultancy. Experience in the housing sector and Biodiversity Net Gain would be advantageous.

How to Apply
If you are interested in a role with ACD, please contact Rebecca Dixon or Daniel Wood.

Deadline: 14th December

Arboriculturist / Senior Arboriculturist

Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HP
Permanent, Full time

ACD Environmental is a multidisciplinary practice of Landscape Architects, Ecologists and Arboriculturists with offices in Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Surrey. Our professional mid-sized practise is involved in projects throughout the UK and provides an efficient and proactive consultancy to our many clients, including housebuilders, developers, planners, architects, local planning authorities, and private clients.
This role will be based in our Godalming office in Surrey, where we currently have a headcount of 11 employees working within Ecology and Arboriculture.

Candidates should be educated to a minimum Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture.
Minimum of two years’ experience undertaking tree condition surveys, risk assessment and decay detection assessments.
A good working knowledge of CAD packages and Microsoft Office.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to be able to work effectively with clients and other professionals.
Ability to work to tight deadlines and effectively manage your workload.
Passionate about the outdoors and trees!

The Role
To undertake BS5837 Tree Surveys, produce Impact Assessments and Tree Protection Plans.
Arboricultural consultancy for ongoing projects.
Client liaison, supervision of works, and writing technical reports.
Teamwork is the core of our approach, you will be required to work with and support the wider Arboriculture team and company.

Fulfilling mix of site based and office-based work.

Supportive environment committed to ongoing professional development (recent company wide opportunity for Carbon Literacy Training and Regreening Projects).

Opportunity to work on a wide range of projects.

Loyalty bonus after 3 years of service.

Private Healthcare on completion of satisfactory probation period.

Flexible working arrangement with mix of home and office working on completion of satisfactory probation period.

Standard holiday allowance of 20 days plus bank holidays with extra holiday entitlement accrued by years of service, an extra day per year of service up to 5 years. Additional holiday allowance to cover office closure between Christmas and New Year (3 days on average) and your birthday as an additional day off.

Pension contribution in line with government guidance.

Full salary for the first five days of illness (rather than statutory 3 days).

How to Apply
Please send a full CV and Covering Letter to


We provide the following services:

  • Landscape and Environmental Assessment
  • Archaeological Surveys and Consultancy
  • Arboricultural Surveys and Consultancy
  • Ecological Surveys and Consultancy
  • Representation at Local Planning Appeals
  • Expert witness at Planning Inquiries
  • Landscape Master Planning
  • Detailed Landscape Design
  • Landscape Construction Details
  • Landscape Management and Maintenance Reports
  • Landscape Project Management
  • Landscape Maintenance Audit
  • Agricultural Land Classification and Farming Circumstances