Senior Ecologist

London South
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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AECOM is seeking to hire a Senior Ecologist into any of these locations- Basingstoke or Croydon to help deliver ecological consultancy and advisory services as part of our established, friendly and highly skilled ecology team. This is an exciting opportunity to expand your experience and be supported in taking the next step in your career.

Job Duties

Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists within the UK and Ireland;

Working independently, or with other ecologists and professionals, in the planning, delivery and management of protected species and habitat surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impacts assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies including European Protected Species licence applications within budgets and deadlines;

Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of ecological / EIA projects

Responsibility for technical and financial performance of ecological projects

Writing and reviewing Environmental Statement (ES) chapters and other ecological assessments

Providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables as required

Managing and mentoring staff

Representing AECOM externally through projects, client management, publications and presentations

Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies

Assisting in developing and promoting best practice and innovation across the ecology business

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety

  • Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of winning and delivering ecology projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets

  • Experienced in undertaking and/or coordinating field surveys with detailed experience in one of the following areas: Phase 1 Habitat/NVC surveys, protected species surveys and licensing

  • Experience of ecological impact assessment, design and/or construction management

  • Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation

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

  • Strong and versatile problem solving and inter-personal skills, including motivating others

  • Proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients, as well as to manage own time

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports

  • Familiarity with project management procedures and protocols, including the checking and approval of proposals and project outputs and budget management

  • 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)

  • A track record in, or aspirations for, continuing professional development and supporting the development / management of junior ecologists

Please see AECOM Webite for Preferred Qualifications 

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