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Ecologist

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £35k - 45k per year + + package per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Surveying, Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Macauly Birmingham
  • Contact Email: Macauly.Birmingham@Anderselite.com
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 27 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 394160MBM

Anderselite are currently recruiting for an Ecologist to join one of the UK's leading Tier 1 construction and civil engineering contractors on a permanent basis in the Hertfordshire region. The successful Ecologist will act as the ecological lead for the contracts and will be responsible for a range of ecology and environmental design work for construction projects and supporting the delivery of the biodiversity targets. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Attend site and complete ecological surveys. extended phase 1 surveys, watching briefs, breeding bird checks etc. 
  • Complete biodiversity net gain assessments and advise in biodiversity enhancements. 
  • Technical report writing (EIA screening reports, ecological appraisals etc.) 
  • Identify, prepare, and obtain approval of licences required from Natural England, with the support of specialists where necessary. 
  • Complete Environmental Design assessments and pre-construction checklists.
  • Provide specialist ecological support to projects and schemes.
  • Lead the ecological incident investigations and support / advise on corrective actions. 
  • Represent and promote the Environmental Team in internal and external meetings, workshops, management reviews and forums. 
  • Collaborate and engage with the design and operational teams. 

Requirements: 

  • Degree level in the appropriate environmental discipline. 
  • Hold associate membership or above with CIEEM or a similar equivalent membership. 
  • Knowledge and experience of undertaking protected species surveys and applying for licences. 
  • Demonstratable construction industry / project experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of Phase 1 habitat surveys. 
  • A broad understanding of UK wildlife legislation 
  • Experience of the planning system and associated technical processes such as EIA.
  • Hold a bat, water vole or Great Crested Newt Licence is desirable but not essential.  

The salary for the Ecologist role is negotiable between £35,000 - £45,000 + an attractive package. For more information, please contact Macauly at Anderselite on 0121 200 5520.