Ecologist

Region:
Wales
Vicinity:
Cardiff
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist
Job Type:
Contract
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
09/04/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
206563BR

The role is based in our Cardiff office. We have a range of interesting projects across the UK so the successful candidate must be prepared to travel. The successful candidates will live within commuting distance of Cardiff or will be prepared to relocate.

Job Duties:

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

  • 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 production of technical reports;

  • Delivery of protected species and habitat surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impact assessments;

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

  • 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: Please see AECOM website for full Specific Skills Required

Minimum Requirements

  • Have ecological consultancy experience

Additional Comments:

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

  • Possibility for the 6 month position to be extended into a permanent role.

Desirable Skills:

  • Competent in undertaking bat call analysis;

  • Ideally have at least one protected species licence;

  • Project management training and certification; and

  • Have good data management skills, ability to deal with large datasets and have an eye for detail.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

  • Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.

Closing Date:
21/05/2019

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