£30000 - £40000 per annum
10 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is recruiting for a Senior Ecologist to be responsible for ecological issues based in either Birmingham or Waterbeach. The Senior Ecologist will Liaise with Environmental Bodies, help to create strategic direction, Identify/develop and project manage ecological schemes, carry out walkovers to undertake extended Phase 1 Ecology habitat surveys and protected species surveys. The Senior Ecologist will facilitate works in designated areas, applying for licences and consents. The Senior Ecologist will undertake ecological assessment work including statutory assessment under the Highways Act and Assessment of Implications on European Sites. The Senior Ecologist will deliver awareness training and toolbox talks. Key Responsibilities: -The Senior Ecologist will advise Highways England and colleagues on ecological matters -Liaise with non-statutory and statutory environmental bodies. -Site walkovers and assisting with ecology 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. Key Skills and Qualifications: -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. Scantec is the 2nd Largest Technical Agency in UK - Recruitment International Magazine 2016, and specialises in the Manufacturing, IT, Technical, Engineering and Scientific Sectors. Scantec provide highly qualified and experienced personnel in a compliant and professional manner on both a permanent and temporary assignment basis. Due to the high volume of applications Scantec receives it is not always possible to acknowledge every application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 28 days. If you don`t hear from us within 28 days your application has not been shortlisted at this time, to be considered for future vacancies please register with us on our website.
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