Job DescriptionKey accountability:
The role will involve project management and implementation of ecological assessments, plus the coordination of associated surveys, consultation, mitigation in support of our clients' proposals and operations. The production of high quality reports, including EcIAs, HRAs, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Species Reports and ecological input to Environmental Statements will be a key feature of the role. The post-holder will also be expected to apply for and oversee protected species licences for their areas of expertise. The post-holder will liaise with clients and prepare fee proposals. The post will also involve managing the technical work of more junior staff and sub-consultants and (depending on experience) may involve project management or direction.
Key competencies and experience:
A first degree in a relevant subject, such as ecology or other biological sciences, and ideally a relevant postgraduate qualification.
Full membership of CIEEM, and ideally chartered (e.g. CEnv or CEcol)
Relevant experience in EcIA, preferably in support of EIA
Relevant experience of HRA
Experience of planning and conducting ecological surveys, including Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species surveys and providing mitigation recommendations.
At least one protected species survey licence.
Experience of applying for and holding licenses for protected species mitigation/conservation would be an advantage.
Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports and Environmental Statement chapters
A good understanding of wildlife legislation, the planning process, EIA and Habitats Regulations Assessment.
A track-record of successful project management.
Experience in the preparation of ecology proposals and tenders.
Experience of ecological assessment for the water sector would be an advantage.
A full UK driver's license would also be an advantage.
Skills and behaviors:
The post-holder must be a self-starter, working in a small and very busy team. Excellent team working skills are therefore essential together with strong communication skills, sound understanding of ecological impact assessment and a close attention to detail. Whilst fieldwork skills are needed for this role, there will be a large component of office-based coordination, data analysis, client contact and report writing.
This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities.
We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.