Senior Ecologist

Ref No. BHN520293
Location Brighton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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I am looking for a Senior Ecologist for a water sector client based in the South of England to work on some major projects.


Chartered Environmental professional, experience in managing a team of Ecologists, protected species licences, project management experience, full UK driving licence

The Job

The main purpose of this role is to provide robust ecological risk management to support the design, maintenance and construction of a wide range of projects. It will involve managing projects from design conception to construction completion. Throughout these projects you will provide practical solutions to ensure ecological risks are managed through project delivery plus seeking opportunities to enhance the natural environment. This role will involve a lot of project management so it is key that you have experience in this.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support Project Managers, Engineers and Environmental Advisors in leading the delivery of ecology studies for a range of small, medium and large scale Water, Wastewater and / or Networks projects, and where necessary to provide technical support to the wider Southern Water business.
  • Undertake own and work with others in ecology surveys and assessments
  • Support of financial management of the ecology aspects of the projects to ensure cost effective delivery
  • Completing field work when required
  • Support the Principal ecologist in engaging ecology sub-contractors including supplier selection, performance appraisal and invoice approval
  • Prepare financial data to assist others in making business decisions

Key skills/knowledge/qualifications/experience:

  • Chartered Environmental professional, ideally a Full Member of CIEEM
  • Hold an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Hold a surveyors licence for at least one European Protected Species Knowledge/Experience
  • Proven and demonstrable technical background in delivering projects within the UK Water Industry (or comparable country / industry) to time, budget and in compliance with quality safety and environmental procedures
  • Have experience in working with a team of ecologists undertaking a range of protected species surveys for UK flora and fauna, including surveys for bats, badgers, dormice, great crested newts, water vole, white-clawed crayfish, birds and otter, as well as Phase 1 Habitat surveys
  • Have experience undertaking Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRAs) for designated sites, and EIA
  • Hold a Natural England European Protected Species (EPS) Development Licence within the last three years and should have experience with completing EPS Licence applications
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of current UK Environmental Legislation, policy and guidance through previous applied experience
  • Full driving licence

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