Role: Consultant Ecologist REF: EC02-0318
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
EnviroCentre is a leading Environmental Consultancy with over 20 years’ experience successfully helping our clients achieve their development ambitions. As result of our success we have grown to have a permanent team of over 50 staff with a diverse range of technical skills and now we are looking to recruit an experienced Consultant Ecologist to join our team.
Our Head Office is in Glasgow and we also have offices in Banchory, Edinburgh and Inverness. EnviroCentre’s current client portfolio includes companies operating in renewable energy, ports and harbours, infrastructure, and commercial/residential development. Much of our work is within the UK, but we also undertake projects in Europe and further overseas.
We offer a flexible work environment, competitive remuneration and benefits package, in-house training programs, a strong emphasis on health and safety, support for continuing education and professional development and the opportunity to work with and learn from other technical experts and professionals.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of tasks associated with the delivery of project work. The role will principally incorporate the following elements:
- Compilation of desk studies and literature reviews;
- Preparation of fee proposals and survey methods;
- Planning field surveys;
- Basic Phase 1 Habitat surveying;
- Carry out dusk bat emergence and dawn re-entry surveys
- Other protected species surveying (incl. badger, otter, water vole etc.);
- Preparation of survey reports;
- Undertake bat sound analysis;
- Presentation of data using GIS;
- Contribution to Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs);
- Managing small-scale projects; and
- Supporting office management and administrative tasks.
Your skills and experience will include:
- Under/postgraduate degree in ecology or a related discipline;
- Your degree will be supported by at least three years’ of demonstrable experience in Phase 1 Habitat Survey and protected species surveying;
- Membership of CIEEM, or equivalent professional body;
- Full driving licence essential;
- Bat licence holder or working towards a licence (with at least 3 years’ experience of surveying for bats);
- Great crested newt survey licence and/or other survey licences highly desirable;
- Experience of using bat analysis software (Bat Sound, Analook);
- Strong team-working skills;
- A planned and organised approach to work and meeting deadlines;
- Excellent verbal and written communication and proven ability to write clear and concise reports;
- Ability to be flexible to the needs of the business, and changes to project plans;
- Understanding of relevant legislation and planning policy, EcIA and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA);
- Being comfortable with working irregular hours and working at night; and
- Experience of having used GIS software (advantageous).
To apply, please complete an application form, which can be downloaded from the careers section of our website and return this along with your CV, a copy of a recent report and your covering letter to Gema Martinez (email@example.com).