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Freshwater ecologist

Job Profile

We are keen to engage a freshwater ecologist to join our team in Cambridge on a permanent basis.

For more information about our Environment sector click here

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

You will be responsible for providing day-to-day ecological support to a range of projects where a freshwater ecologist input is required. You will be part of a multidisciplinary environmental team, working closely with other disciplines to ensure ecological objectives for projects are delivered successfully, within budget and to programme. You will be based in the Cambridge office; however, there will be a requirement to undertake site surveys and attend client meetings. In addition, there may be a need for general ecological support to a range of projects.

Candidate Specification

• Highly competent ecologist with good UK experience across a variety of aquatic survey types as well as data analysis.
• Able to undertake (with minimal supervision) one or more of the following: River Habitat Surveys (with accreditation), River Corridor Surveys, fish surveys, macrophyte and macroinvertebrate surveys.
• Degree in ecology/ biology or directly related subject (minimum of 2.1 classification).
• Strong report writing skills, attention to detail and ability to write concise reports.
• Experience in liaising with design engineers to achieve positive ecological outcomes.
• Experience in preparation and writing ecological sections of environmental impact assessments ensuring that legislative guidelines are met.
• A good understanding of river habitats and aquatic species requirements.
• Proficient in Word and Excel.
• Thorough understanding of UK nature conservation legislation.
• Good understanding of the development of mitigation strategies for aquatic protected species and habitats.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs.
• Associate or full member of CIEEM.
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