Senior Ecologist

Water & Utilities
  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client, an international, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, is currently seeking a Senior Ecologist located in London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester or Woking. This role supports hybrid working Job Description: As a result of their growing workload, they are looking for a Senior Ecologist to...

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Job description

Our client, an international, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, is currently seeking a Senior Ecologist located in London, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester or Woking. This role supports hybrid working  

 

Job Description:  

 

As a result of their growing workload, they are looking for a Senior Ecologist to oversee and aid key project delivery. Duties will include a focus on the co-ordination of timely surveys, reporting and analysis for the bat-monitoring project as well as providing support and encouragement to junior staff involved. Additionally, you will be involved with general ecological consultancy activities on a variety of projects from road, water, rail or housing, throughout the UK but most likely in reasonable proximity to your home office.  

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:  

You will be responsible for a range of tasks incorporating the following elements, with a goal of progressing your career with them and enabling you to excel within a diverse environment:  

• Leading and co-ordinating the technical elements of the large-scale bat monitoring project as required whilst ensuring high levels of safety, quality and environmental responsibility  

• Be responsible for the technical quality of your own and the team's survey, analysis and reporting in accordance with good practice guidance, ecological legislation and the internal quality systems  

• Project co-ordination with good commercial awareness and financial control, ensuring deliverables meet the client's needs and are provided cost effectively and to an exemplary standard  

• Working in conjunction with project stakeholders including clients, and statutory consultees to achieve project aims whilst encouraging a high level of environmental protection;  

• Monitoring, planning and forecasting utilisation of the ecology team, including contributing to and preparing bids • Line management and mentoring of individuals within the team  

• Engage in business development, client and third-party liaison successfully leading to enhanced reputation, new and repeat work  

• Advocating the team's services internally to their framework managers and technical leads  

• Assist with the promotion of the capabilities of the company to current and prospective clients.  

• Ensure compliance with internal management system procedures

Requirements

• Degree in Ecology, Environmental Management or a related discipline  

• Membership (or eligibility to join) of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)  

• A current CSCS card or equivalent (they can arrange) Experience  

• Minimum of 5 years' experience working in a UK consultancy for private and public-sector developers and operators, on a range of development / infrastructure projects  

• Experience of co-ordinating ecological aspects of large-scale infrastructure projects  

• Experience across a range of UK habitats and protected species, with a focus on bats  

• Management of large datasets  

• Line management experience  

• Proven record of developing pragmatic and cost-effective mitigation and supervising implementation on site  

• Providing ecological input to competitive tenders Skills  

• Strong analytical, critical thinking and organisational skills  

• Data management and analysis skills  

• Excellent knowledge of relevant UK wildlife legislation including conservation of protected species  

• Excellent knowledge of ecological survey methods and mitigation measures  

• Highly effective verbal and written communication skills  

• A collaborative nature, demonstrating strong relationships with other teams within the business  

• Be able to work well in a team and provide effective direction to all members of the team  

• Excellent commercial understanding of environmental consultancy procurement  

• Full UK driver's licence  

• Good bat sound analysis  

• Good GIS skills

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