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Ecologist

Posted about 2 years ago by JSM Associates
Location
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £23k-£29k dependant on experience with an attractive benefits package
Sector EIA
Posted about 2 years ago
Apply by Saturday, 8 August 2015
Are you an ecologist with 3+ years’ consultancy experience? • Are you chartered with CIEEM? • Have you been looking for the opportunity to work in a highly regarded Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy? If so this could be the role for you..... This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious ecologist to join a globally renowned multi-disciplinary consultancy with industry leading reputation for the high quality of their work. You will be in a range of projects across the Midlands, including some of the biggest infrastructure schemes in the region as well as various field surveys and reporting tasks. The successful candidate will gain experience of a range of modern, innovative survey methods and techniques, including remote mammal monitoring using trail cameras, static and mobile bat recording and use of tablet technology to rapidly gather and send field data to servers. Location Solihull Responsibilities Reports directly to the Midlands Ecology Skills Leader and ultimately the Associate Director responsible for the Environment & Sustainability Team Responsible for planning and undertaking a range of ecological survey and mitigation work in relation to development proposals, including Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys Demonstrates sound technical skills and a desire for continual improvement Produces high quality and accurate reports, including Ecological Appraisals, Protected Species Survey Reports and Mitigation Strategies Manages small projects and has defined areas of responsibility on larger projects, including managing input of field ecologists and subcontractors Positive and proactive individual keen to support the ecology team in all aspects, including business development activities and preparation of tenders to win new work Capabilities and Qualifications: Candidate must be: Proficient in undertaking Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys Experienced at assessing the need for, and carrying out protected species surveys including bat, badger, reptile and great crested newt surveys A holder of Natural England personal survey licence/s, with a bat licence being a distinct advantage Working knowledge of bat sound analysis and data interpretation Candidate must have Sound understanding of the main legislation and policy that typically drives the requirement for ecological survey and mitigation in relation to development Strong commercial awareness resulting from a background within ecological consultancy working across a number of development sectors Experience of ecological mitigation, preferably including preparation of EPS licence applications and supervision of reptile and GCN translocations. Ability to relate and work well with people at all levels within the teams and within the wider office, as well as externally with clients, contractors and regulators Excellent written and verbal communication skills Full driving licence Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in Ecology or related subject. Associate or Full Membership of CIEEM Minimum of three years’ professional ecology experience in a consultancy environment Contact Us; If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Greg Snook (Greg@jsm-associates.co.uk) , however if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role. This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates, JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape. Phone - 01934 312 155 Email - Greg@jsm-associates.co.uk Website - www.jsm-associates.co.uk Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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