My client are a leading construction and engineering organisation with a fantastic reputation. In addition to their general work they also have a specific Highways department that act on behalf of the Highways Agency to be responsible for ecological issues in the Midlands.
Due to an increased workload, the client requires an additional Senior Ecologist to carry out a number of tasks that include:
- Liaise with Environmental Bodies
- Help to create strategic direction
- Identify, develop and project manage ecological schemes
- Carry out walkovers to undertake extended Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys
- Facilitate works in designated areas, applying for licences and consents
- Undertake ecological assessment work including statutory assessment under the Highways Act and Assessment of Implications on European Sites
- Deliver awareness training and toolbox talks
Further tasks/responsibilities may include:
- Advise Highways England and Kier Highways colleagues on ecological matters
- Liaise with non-statutory and statutory environmental bodies.
- Site walkovers and assisting with surveys of the network.
- Identify and develop ecological schemes.
- Project management of ecological schemes.
- Production of reports where appropriate.
- Undertake ecological assessment work as part of EIA (Highways Act) and AIES.
- Implement ecology - related strategic documents such as management plans.
- Liaise with designers and contractors regarding ecological elements of schemes.
- Design and supervise the implementation of mitigation.
- Apply for licences and consents.
- Deliver training and toolbox talks.
- Supervise sub-contractors and in-house teams working on ecologically sensitive works.
- Actively promote Health and Safety in the workplace, setting a good example to other employees and ensuring awareness of and compliance with all legal requirements via the processes set out in the Health and Safety Procedures Manual.
- Perform other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required.
Typical Skills/Experience as follows:
- Relevant degree and experience of ecology in the construction industry.
- Experience of working with protected species.
- Highways experience preferred
- Holding some licenses such as GCN and/or bat licence essential.
For further information on this or other roles within the Environmental Industry please get in touch with Jack Bartlett