Consultant/Senior Ecologist

Number 8 Resourcing Limited
East Grinstead
£25000 - 40000 Per Annum
15 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Consultant/Senior Ecologist - 46595 - East Grinstead/London/Basingstoke - 25-40k Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure are looking to appoint a Consultant / Senior Ecologist to be based at our East Grinstead office. There is also scope for a Senior grade Ecologist to be based out of our London or Basingstoke offices. About Capita Capita Property & Infrastructure is one of the UKs largest multifaceted consultancies, delivering property and infrastructure projects on a local, national and international scale. We have over 4,000 staff at 50 offices in the UK and internationally, offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of its size, complexity or sector. We do much more than simply delivering projects; we design, manage and partner. We focus on building strategic relationships with our clients - delivering a comprehensive service across their portfolio and optimising the benefits of continuous improvement in design quality, efficiency, cost reduction and knowledge retention. We support them at all stages of a project or programme, and our understanding of the key risks and challenges The Role The Consultant / Senior Ecologist will be expected to assist with and add value to the delivery and development of the companys professional ecological service, which offers ecological advice and assessment on development proposals and infrastructure schemes, habitat creation and management schemes, including habitat and species surveys and production of reports. The service is delivered both as stand-alone skill and as part of multi-disciplinary projects. The role requires a critical approach to mitigation advice and input to design and project management skills for ecological projects. Further, the Consultant / Senior Ecologist will be expected to assist the Principal with the management of the teams activities, including the preparation of bids for ecological work. In particular, once established in the role and subject to performance, the successful candidate will be expected to progress rapidly toward making a substantive contribution to the refocusing of the service offering, with attendant opportunity for promotion from Consultant Ecologist where applicable. Responsibilities Undertaking ecological survey and reporting; providing ecological advice; assisting in the day to day management of team activities. The role demands a balanced approach towards ecological risk management, benefitting both the needs of the client and nature conservation interests. The post requires excellent report writing skills and a responsibility to assist with the effective management of a variable portfolio of work and inputs from sub-consultants and other members of the wider project team. About You The successful candidate will have the ability to take ownership and responsibility for personal performance and personal development be organised and methodical in approach to work; possess excellent communication skills and be a team player, coupled with the ability to support the Principal in the delivery of high quality ecological advice. This will be augmented by an evident sense of commercial awareness and client care. The individual will be ambitious to progress their career, with the potential for promoting continuous improvement in the levels of service provided to Clients, to heighten the profile of the Companys ecological capabilities in the marketplace. They will have a desire to take responsibility for the development and management of key client relationships and move forward the business to achieve increased profitability, turnover and winning work. Essential Requirements Honours degree in ecology or biology or other relevant discipline or equivalent Full membership of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management An understanding of ecological risk management Commercial awareness and an understanding of the of bidding and job winning process Excellent communication and project management skills Proven experience in managing and undertaking habitat surveys and protected species surveys, with excellent identification and botanical skills Hold, or be working toward, protected species licences and have experience in preparing licence applications Experience in the design, specification and site implementation of ecological mitigation A minimum of three years experience in the provision of ecological advice in the consultancy sector Sound knowledge and understanding of ecological legislation and current best practice / policy Good presentation and training skills Excellent report writing and review skills Knowledge of habitat creation and management techniques Desirable Requirements An understanding of expert witness work An understanding of relevant volumes of the Highways Agency Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Chartered Environmentalist status Whats in it for you? At Capita, training and development arent optional extras: theyre how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you generous holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment. If you meet the experience required above, please apply, mail or call me asap. Thank you. Ali/No8