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Senior Ecologist

Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location North Yorkshire
Area Yorkshire, England
Sector Environment - Ecology
Salary £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits package
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref 13161_1510662227
Job Views 58
Description

Our client, a leading environmental and planning consultancy, is seeking to appoint a Senior Ecologist to assist with a strong and diverse pipeline of projects throughout the UK. The Senior Ecologist will work closely with the Ecology and EIA/ Planning team. The closing date for applications is 13th December 2017.

Responsibilities include

  • Manage projects, teams and sub-consultants to ensure projects in the UK and South Africa are delivered to schedule and budget
  • Manage, coordinate and liaise with in-house specialists as well as sub-consultants, developers and other relevant bodies
  • Provide specific and strategic advice to clients relating to projects across a wide range of sectors
  • Financial control and budgeting responsibility as project manager
  • Review the work of others to ensure high quality output
  • Manage and undertake a range of ecological services, particularly for bats but also for birds and freshwater ecology, at all scales and across sectors
  • Plan and organise protected species surveys, with a focus on bats
  • Manage, maintain and calibrate bat survey equipment
  • Use bat call analysis programmes (Advanced level)
  • Develop and implement systems for bat call analysis, data analysis and interrogation
  • Understand and adhere to Arcus’ quality and health & safety systems
  • Represent the company at client meetings, conferences and other events
  • Prepare and/or assist with tender submissions for new projects
  • Provide advice and support to junior members of staff
  • Perform business development role in technical field, including pursuing new opportunities and developing existing relationships

Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree including Zoology and Freshwater Ecology
  • Registration with South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions
  • Ability to work under protected species survey and development licences

Experience:

  • Managing and undertaking a range of ecology surveys
  • Ecological Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plans
  • Working with other environmental disciplines
  • Financial and project management
  • Tendering and proposals
  • Managing sub-contractors
  • Experience of working with the ISO 9001 quality management system
  • Business development and client relationships
  • Mentoring and training colleagues

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to speak Afrikaans
  • Good IT skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and GIS (ArcGIS)
  • Quantitative, numerical and analytical skills, including Proficiency with R statistical software
  • Collision Risk Modelling
  • High attention to detail

Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of bat ecology
  • Protected species licensing and mitigation, particularly bats
  • South African ecology
  • Understanding of the UK and South African planning systems
  • Understanding of relevant UK and South African legislation and policies
  • Local and international (IFC and World Bank) good practice guidelines
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