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Ecologist or Senior Ecologist ECOW

  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £330 - 400 per day + Expenses
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

Job Title:             Ecologist / Senior Ecologist
Location:             HS2 (Birmingham / Staffordshire / Warwickshire etc)
Sector:                  HS2, Ecology, Civil Engineering, Construction, Highways, Rail
Start Date:          Q3 2021
Pay Rate:             £330.00 to 400.00 Per Day (PAYE OR Umbrella)
Contract:             12 months contract
Expenses:           Yes

Our client, a large joint venture consultancy and construction contractor, is currently recruiting for Ecologists & Senior Ecologists, on a freelance basis, to work on the HS2 scheme in the Midlands area.

In this role, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, working collaboratively with design and construction professionals & subcontractors, to provide support and advice/guidance on Ecological aspects over the lifespan of projects, helping to ensure programme and quality standards are met. This includes on-site surveys, inspections and watching briefs, providing practical advice on programme and on-site measures, and providing practical advice on legal requirements and HS2 requirements.

We need to recruitment multiple Ecologists/ECOWS for a 6-month+ period to support our ground clearance and ecological mitigation works.

Example daily duties below are based on different levels of candidates:

  • Providing clients, contractors and subcontractors with sound advice, on planned ecological works.
  • Working with mixed construction, design, feasibility and early works teams.
  • Documenting workload, compiling records as required.
  • Completing ecology surveys on site.
  • Problem-solving, creating practical and cost-effective solutions to ecological challenges faced.
  • Developing relevant documentation, such as ecological method statements and associated construction documentation.
  • Helping to continuously improve the culture of on-site ecology practices.
  • Investigating, reporting and helping to avoid ecological incidents.

Candidates will ideally have (negotiable on level):

  • Previously worked in a similar role, as an Ecologist or Senior Ecologist, on a construction / highways / rail project.
  • A relevant qualification in Ecology (Such as a degree / MSc).
  • A membership such as CIEEM (or equivalent).
  • Applicable EPS licenses (European protected species).
  • Preparation of LEMPS, CEMPs and Mitigation/Habitat Creation Strategies.
  • Preparation of Biodiversity Net Gain Calculations.
  • Review of ecological documents.
  • A strong understanding of environmental management on construction sites.
  • Strong IT, communication and interpersonal skills.

For more information or to apply for the role, please contact Tim Smyth on 0121 200 5520.