Consultant Ecologist

Region:
East Midlands
Vicinity:
Nottingham
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
13/05/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
201602BR

AECOM is looking for a talented Consultant Ecologist with good survey, communication and report writing skills to join our Ecology team in Nottingham. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a well-established team and be part of a wider national team of over 100 ecologists. As part of the role you will work closely with colleagues in the ecology team as well as other technical disciplines on a wide range of projects. You will be offered support to expand your experience and develop within a structured, friendly team environment.

The Ecologist will deliver ecological consultancy and advisory services to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.

Job Duties:

  • Ideally hold a GCN license

  • Ability to lead surveys and good report writing skills

  • Supporting liaison with project managers and clients on the delivery of ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;

  • Organising and carrying out desk studies and field based habitat, botanical, protected and non-native invasive species surveys.

  • Undertaking the analysis, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of ecological data, including through production of Ecological Impact Assessments and design of mitigation strategies;

  • Safe delivery of protected species and habitat surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impact assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies;

  • Performing the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects;

  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological projects to meet budgets and deadlines;

  • Communicating effectively with their line manager, project managers, clients, project teams and other members of the ecology team, within projects and with clients by telephone, e-mail, letters and reports;

  • Compliance with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs; and

  • Undertaking other tasks which add value to the development of the ecology team or support wider environmental business goals, as required.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Detailed knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA);

  • Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail;

  • Experience of organizing surveys and consulting with land owners regarding access for surveys;

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: botanical identification, undertaking Phase 1 Habitat / NVC surveys and protected species surveys, preferably breeding and wintering birds and/or bats;

  • Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation;

  • Willing to travel to offices and sites within the UK and potentially internationally when required by work demand;

  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands (as all roles are likely to involve occasional longer/and or unsociable hours and a degree of working away from home for days/ weeks at a time)

Minimum Requirements

  • Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of successfully working in ecology consultancy including through client liaison, within multi-disciplinary teams and completion of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets

Additional Comments:

  • Full Member of CIEEM or similar professional body; or eligible to qualify for this status;

  • Holder of relevant protected species survey (and mitigation licences), or ability and willingness to work towards holding such licences;

  • Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety, including first aid training certificate, CSCS card or evidence of similar H&S training or accreditation is desirable as is understanding of working safely on surveys and construction sites.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline – a relevant post graduate qualification in the one of these would be advantageous.

Closing Date:
24/06/2019

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