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Principal Ecologist

Principal Ecologist

  • Location:

    Bristol

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

  • Salary:

    Up to £40.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Natalie Pritchard-Barrett

  • Contact email:

    leiston@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    187911NPB_1619618310

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-28

  • Start date:

    17/05/2021

  • Client:

    Morson Talent

We are currently looking for a Principle Ecologist for our client to work on Field work in the Bristol and Cardiff areas.
We are looking for experienced Ecologists with current Bat licence level 2 licence.
Candidates will also need Dormouse certificates.
Tree climbing certificates may be beneficial but not essential.
Job Duties:

Assisting in the winning, delivery and management (technical and financial) of ecological projects.

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

Managing and mentoring staff as part of our mentoring / line management network;

Represent AECOM externally through projects, client management, publications and presentations;

Undertaking other tasks which add value to the technical expertise and development of the ecology team, or support wider environmental business goals;

Uses advanced scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies develop technical solutions to complex problems;

Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, provincial and national regulations to ensure compliance. Work is performed with minimal direction;

Plans and organises project studies;

Providing technical input to reporting with the ability to follow quality assurance processes;

Performs complex assignments often requiring the development of unique solutions to problems; and

May oversee the work of less experienced ecologists.

AECOM has a proactive _working global_ initiative which means that there are opportunities to work on and in International Projects.

Minimum Requirements

Ability/permission to work in the UK;

Excellent knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA);

Bat license holder (NRW and/or NE Level 2);

Holder of other relevant protected species survey licences (e.g. dormice) and experience as an Accredited Agent or Named Ecologist on mitigation licences;

Experience of Phase 1 Habitat and protected species surveys and licensing;

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

Strong project management skills and experience (including technical, financial and quality aspects);

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

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

Experience in line management as well as technical leadership of teams of ecologists on major projects;

Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation;

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).

Preferred Qualifications

You will have a BSc in a relevant.

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