Manchester, Lancashire AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited Job Summary
Be responsible for assisting with the delivery of an exciting portfolio of ecological surveys and helping provide robust, proportionate advice to clients on a wide range of ecological topics;
Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists within integrated teams on challenging multi-disciplinary projects, mostly in North West England and North Wales;
Having the opportunity to learn from some of the best ecologists in the country;
Supporting liaison with internal project managers and clients to identify and agree the ecological requirements of projects;
Organising and carrying out desk studies and field based protected species, botanical and habitat surveys, including for terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and coastal habitats;
Undertaking the analysis, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of ecological data, including through production of Ecological Impacts Assessments and design of mitigation strategies;
Working independently and taking responsibility for robust surveys, conducted safely, and producing high quality reports and other deliverables for review by technical specialists;
Performing the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects;
Liaising effectively with managers, as well as other stakeholders as required;
Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological projects to meet budgets and deadlines;
Having the opportunity to engage in technical groups developing best practice in one or more areas of terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and/or marine ecology which may include protected species; and
Undertaking other tasks which add value to the development of the ecology team or support wider environmental business goals, as required.
Position requires extensive progressive experience.
Plans, schedules, and organizes all phases of a major project work activities related to scientific needs, ensures proper manpower budgets and controls and monitors expenditures and progress on projects.
Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require regular use of scientific principles and application of past experience.
Leads specific tasks and objectives by guiding the completion of major programs (may hold a project leadership role).
Applies extensive technical expertise to perform and publish research without appreciable direction.
Primary author or lead reviewer on major project documents.
Have experience of working as an ecologist conducting surveys, analysing results and presenting outputs;
Come with a proven track record of providing ecological inputs to projects, including assessment in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) guidelines; and
Be a Full Member of CIEEM, or eligible to qualify for this status, with a commitment to your professional behaviour and development.
Recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline – a relevant post graduate qualification in the one of these would be advantageous.