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Our client is a global leader in engineering, consulting, design, program management, construction and operations, working on the most challenging and impactful projects around the world. They are currently looking to recruit an Ecologist for their Devon based office.
The principal function of this position is to assist in, and lead ecological based projects whilst providing support to the Ecology and Environmental Management team and assistance to other professionals within our company.
The main roles of this position are
Co-ordinating and undertaking ecological surveys including lone working (if appropriate) and with teams of ecologists;
Ecological supervision on construction sites, including Ecological or Environmental Clerk of Works roles;
Protected species surveys;
Production of clear concise reports;
Developing ecological management strategies / plans; contribution to the full life cycle of projects from EIA and detailed design through to the construction phase, which provides exciting opportunities for the implementation of mitigation, compensation and enhancements works and to deal with real ecological issues on site.
You must have a BSc or an MSc in a relevant discipline and be a member of an appropriate ecological / biological institute, and also be able to demonstrate the following:
Awareness of wildlife legislation and policy.
Experience and capability in ecological survey including habitat identification, Phase 1+ habitat surveys, and good botanical skills.
Strong survey and ecological assessment skills related to terrestrial and preferably also aquatic ecology.
Experience of undertaking protected species surveys and hold one or more protected species licences (ideally great crested newts or bats).
Experience in Ecological Impact Assessment, mitigation methodologies and production of Environmental Action Plans..
On-site ecological and environmental supervision, including ensuring adherence to Environmental Action Plans.
Able to demonstrate an ability to write concise and effective reports.
Good use of plain English.
Reliability and willingness to learn new skills.
Pragmatic approach and keen to find solutions.
Able and willing to work in a team as well as individually.
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