Senior/Principal Hydro-ecologist

Posted over 1 year ago by JSM Associates
Location Manchester
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £35k - £65k Dependant on experience
Sector Ecology
Posted over 1 year ago
Apply by Friday, 12 February 2016
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced hydro-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 work on a on a variety of water management projects, including cutting edge R&D studies across a wide range of clients. Location Manchester Responsibilities Provide high level advice and technical input into hydro-ecological investigations Coordination, data presentation and report writing Undertake, produce and technically review environmental assessments of various activities.  Lead a range of bids, including large and complex proposals, including development of bid storyboard, methodology and presentation at interview.  Developing follow-on work and new opportunities as they arise from existing work.  Project manage and coordinate studies. 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: A sound understanding of habitat/ ecosystem physical environment pressures and ecological receptors requirements. A degree in a relevant subject, such as Physical Sciences, Ecology or Biology and ideally a postgraduate degree. Experience of taking the lead technically on complex hydro-ecological assessment 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  Full membership of CIWEM or similar professional body Experience of planning and conducting field surveys, such as River Habitat Survey, River corridor Survey, hydraulic cross-section surveys, continuous water quality monitoring programmes and providing mitigation recommendations A good understanding of the planning process, EIA and WFD compliance assessments Experience of stakeholder communications and management. 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 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, GIS. 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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