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Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

Job Profile

Our environment team provides a wide range of specialist environmental support to internal and external clients and has an increasing workload across infrastructure and development sectors. Due to continuous growth we now have a need for an experienced ecologist to join our new team in Liverpool, based within the iconic Liver Building overlooking the River Mersey.

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 work within a multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors (power, transport, water, urban development). You will be part of a dynamic ecology practice who work collaboratively to deliver ecological support, working together to ensure the development of its members.

This role will suit an outgoing individual who wants to be part of a growth business in this specialist area and help support delivery of ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment.

You will be office based 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 within an environmental team, working closely with other disciplines to ensure ecological objectives for projects are delivered successfully, within budget and to programme.

Candidate Specification

Your experience should be a good mixture of the following:
  • Degree in ecology/ biology or directly related subject (minimum of 2.1 classification)
  • Experience of obtaining a variety of protected species licences and liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents
  • Relevant experience connected with major infrastructure schemes
  • Relevant consultancy experience
  • Strong report writing skills, attention to detail and ability to write concise reports
  • Experience in developing scope of work for environmental studies including ESIA and EIA, IFC guidelines and similar assessments
  • Experience in planning, assisting and delivering surveys to fulfil project requirements related to EIA, HRA etc.
  • Experience in preparation and writing ecological sections of environmental impact assessments ensuring that legislative guidelines are met
  • Full, clean driving licence and willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally
  • Knowledge of wildlife legislation, including planning process and EIA assessments
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Finance skills would be advantageous
  • Basic GIS skills
We will help you achieve your goals by continuous professional development, and regular career progression sessions.
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