Senior Ecologist

North West
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs
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Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
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AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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Job Summary

  • Be responsible for assisting with the delivery of an exciting portfolio of ecological surveys and helping provide robust, proportionate advice to clients on a wide range of ecological topics;

  • Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists within integrated teams on challenging multi-disciplinary projects, mostly in North West England and North Wales;

  • Having the opportunity to learn from some of the best ecologists in the country;

  • Supporting liaison with internal project managers and clients to identify and agree the ecological requirements of projects;

  • Organising and carrying out desk studies and field based protected species, botanical and habitat surveys, including for terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and coastal habitats;

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

  • Working independently and taking responsibility for robust surveys, conducted safely, and producing high quality reports and other deliverables for review by technical specialists;

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

  • Liaising effectively with managers, as well as other stakeholders as required;

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

  • Having the opportunity to engage in technical groups developing best practice in one or more areas of terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and/or marine ecology which may include protected species; and

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

  • Position requires extensive progressive experience.

  • Plans, schedules, and organizes all phases of a major project work activities related to scientific needs, ensures proper manpower budgets and controls and monitors expenditures and progress on projects.

  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of scientific principles and application of past experience.

  • Leads specific tasks and objectives by guiding the completion of major programs (may hold a project leadership role).

  • Applies extensive technical expertise to perform and publish research without appreciable direction.

  • Primary author or lead reviewer on major project documents.

Minimum Requirements

  • Have experience of working as an ecologist conducting surveys, analysing results and presenting outputs;

  • Come with a proven track record of providing ecological inputs to projects, including assessment in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) guidelines; and

  • Be a Full Member of CIEEM, or eligible to qualify for this status, with a commitment to your professional behaviour and development.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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