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Senior Ecologist - Cardiff

Job Title: Senior Ecologist - Cardiff
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Industry:
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH23824_1501173652
Contact Name: Josh Blanchard
Contact Email: jblanchard@allen-york.com
Job Published: 3 months ago

Senior Ecologist - Cardiff

Due to ongoing success, an opportunity has a risen for a high calibre Senior Ecologist with proven consultancy experience to work within my client's Environmental Planning team based in Cardiff. You will be engaged upon an extensive portfolio of ecology schemes for construction and development projects.

We have over 20 years of experience undertaking ecological surveys and assessments, as well as the provision of advice on soil, land use, hydrological and sustainable drainage issues, arboriculture and cultural heritage. During this time, we have undertaken over 2000 projects covering a wide range of environmental disciplines throughout the UK, in Europe and beyond, for public and private clients.

Presently, we are engaged on a variety of large and interesting projects, including:

  • Highway and Rail Schemes
  • Power Stations
  • Electrical and Gas Infrastructure
  • Residential Developments

Their clients are based throughout the UK and include:

  • EDF Energy
  • National Grid
  • the Environment Agency
  • Transport for London
  • Highways England
  • Network Rail

Overview of Role:

  • Improve knowledge and practical skills (based on CIEEM's competency framework) through on-the-job learning, affiliations and through continuing education/training, and to become either a specialist in one or more areas or have a wide range of generalist skills
  • Become proficient in the commercials aspects of project management, and manage selected projects (or parts of projects), meeting budgetary, quality and timeframe targets
  • Contribute towards the achievement of the business plan
  • Promote and market all facets of services during interfaces with clients and colleagues in other sectors/offices, and become more familiar with the Ecology Team's position within the company
  • Build and consolidate networks within the industry.
  • Work towards Chartership

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Leading ecological field surveys and undertaking the analysis of survey results
  • Overseeing ecological aspects of site work
  • Carrying out site practical habitat creation/management work
  • Assessing the impacts of proposed developments or changes in land management, developing recommendations for the mitigation of ecological impacts and devising monitoring schemes
  • Producing survey reports, Environmental Statement chapters, licence applications and other similar documents
  • Carrying out research projects, reviews of documentation and/or statistical analyses
  • Taking responsibility for managing small- to medium-sized projects and bids, including resource allocation, managing subcontractors, managing risk, quality assurance, client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • General administrative/management tasks relating to project quality, environmental issues, and Health and Safety (H&S) (including risk assessment)
  • Attending project-related meetings and providing advice to clients
  • Consulting with statutory and non-statutory consultees
  • Working in collaboration with other sectors within the business, providing technical advice
  • Complying with procedures for project and data management, data security, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and copyright issues
  • Carrying out a regular programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training in procedures
  • Providing leadership/training to junior staff
  • Promoting the company's visions and values through their own behaviour
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your Line Manager or other senior staff.

What You have to Offer:

  • Relevant first degree AND/OR second degree in relevant field
  • Full driving licence
  • Full member of CIEEM
  • Chartered Environmentalist/Ecologist (working towards)
  • Species-specific personal licences

To find out more, call Josh Blanchard on 01202 888986 today!