Senior Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Consultant

Region:
West Midlands
Vicinity:
Birmingham
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Science/Scientist
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
11/10/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
223254BR

AECOM is seeking a Senior Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Consultant to join our dynamic and forward-thinking Central Ecology Team. If you are passionate about the environment and want to influence the design of development to help create sustainable places that benefit both people and nature, we can give you the platform to develop new skills and achieve your goals within an established and successful business that has welfare and wellbeing as core values and encourages ‘freedom to grow’.

We provide mentors to support personal and professional development and promote a healthy work-life balance: offering flexible working hours and fun social team activities throughout the year.

We offer our clients a full range of ecological services including specialist habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting, enhancement and management planning for biodiversity. Our projects include high profile transport and other infrastructure, as well as commercial and residential development projects. We pride ourselves on developing innovative techniques to improve the delivery, efficiency and environmental outcomes of our projects.

Job Summary

The role requires knowledge and experience in biodiversity and green infrastructure, biodiversity net gain, ecosystem services and natural capital, especially in relation to land-use and planning in the UK for infrastructure and other development projects. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a history of successfully working in a consultancy environment (or similar) including; client liaison, within multi-disciplinary teams and completion of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets.

As a Senior Consultant, you’ll be reliable, hard-working, organised and pro-active, in order to help you manage a busy workload. You will enjoy working as part of a team and have excellent communication and report-writing skills in addition to the ability to analyse and manage large datasets. You will have the opportunity to lead on high profile, challenging and innovative projects.

Role Responsibilities

  • Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists and collaborating with our wider teams to promote sustainable development.;

  • Working independently and with others to coordinate input to assessments, design and implementation of successful mitigation and compensation strategies for biodiversity, including approaches for delivering green infrastructure and net gain;

  • Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of the ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;

  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of projects;

  • Building and maintaining both internal and external client relationships, through effective communication including providing responses in accordance with set deadlines;

  • Developing and promoting innovation across the ecology business;

  • Line Management responsibilities

Minimum Requirements

  • A thorough knowledge of the planning system in the UK, and current position with respect to relevant policy and legislation

  • Experience of working in an environmental job role in the public/ private sector; providing advice on the benefits and importance of biodiversity, green infrastructure, natural capital and ecosystem services

  • Experience of inputting to assessments and/or design on infrastructure projects to deliver good environmental outcomes

  • Technical proficiency, evidenced by biodiversity inputs to assessments and reports, and to the delivery of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets;

  • Excellent communication skills, using clear and appropriate language, styles and techniques to provide advice and engage clients, project teams and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Degree

Closing Date:
11/01/2020

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