Senior/Principal Aquatic Ecologist

Posted over 1 year ago by JSM Associates
Location Manchester
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £35k - £65k Dependant on experience
Sector Consultancy, Ecology
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Friday, 12 February 2016
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced aquatic ecologist to join a successful environmental consultancy as a Senior/Principal consultant. Our client is a global environmental and sustainability consultancy with reputation for producing innovative solutions across a range of environmental disciplines. The successful applicant will have a proven track record delivering high quality consultancy services with excellent project management and communication skills. Excellent client care and communication with contractors and external site based teams is expected through strong project delivery and providing robust pragmatic, commercial advice. In return our client can offer a highly competitive salary and the opportunity to be involved in providing technical support on a variety of water management and ecology projects, across a wide range of clients in the water, developer and public sectors. Location Manchester Responsibilities Provide high level advice and technical input into aquatic ecology investigations. Undertake, produce and technically review environmental assessments of various activities on aquatic ecology features. To work effectively with water companies, developers, design engineers, contractors, planners and other regulators to help achieve positive outcomes for scheme development. Lead a range of bids, including large and complex proposals, including development of bid storyboard, methodology and presentation at interview.  Lead, project manage and coordinate a wide range of studies. Develop follow-on work and new opportunities as they arise from existing work. Build and maintain relationships with customers through project and bidding activities. Develop solutions to customer problems. Manage the technical work of more junior staff and sub-consultants, guided and supported by our technical leads.  Mentor more junior colleagues in all aspects of consultancy and liaise with others up to Director Level. Capabilities and Qualifications: Candidate must have: Comprehensive understanding of aquatic ecology features, including fisheries, macrophytes and macroinvertebrates, with particular focus on the freshwater environment.  A sound understanding of habitat/ ecosystem physical environment pressures and ecological receptors requirements. Experience of taking the lead technically on complex aquatic ecology assessments such as used in Sustainability Reductions investigations; Water Framework Directive heavily modified waterbody mitigation assessments; appropriate assessments for HRA; significant infrastructure EIA, Flood Defence Consent and Marine Licensing Experience of specifying, planning and conducting field surveys, including fisheries, macrophytes and macroinvertebrates with particular focus on the freshwater environment. Experience of providing mitigation recommendations Experience of stakeholder communications and management A degree in a relevant subject, such as Physical Sciences, Ecology or Biology and ideally a postgraduate degree Full membership of CIWEM or similar professional body Experience in the preparation of proposals and tenders Experience of water resource management and drought planning would also be an advantage. Excellent team working skills together with strong communication skills and a close attention to detail Enthusiastic and self-motivated to thrive in this busy and demanding environment. Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports, Environmental Statement / Assessment chapters, bid-writing skills and ability to give presentations at all levels. Good IT skills in commonly used software, e.g. Microsoft Office, internet, email. 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 ( , 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. Phone - 01934 312 155 Email -  Website -   Twitter - @JSMAssociates

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