Senior Environment Steward


Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: MO445

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the highways sector, helping to deliver the government’s ambitious Road Investments Strategy for Environmental Designated Funding. The role is to provide ecological support for routine maintenance activities, schemes and construction projects for the service provider, A-one+, in Highways England Area 4.

Typically this role will entail the completion of environmental studies such as; network wide landscape character enhancement, species rich grassland improvement/creation and an ambitious project to retrofit existing bridges with green features. There is a requirement to undertake non statutory environmental assessment of maintenance works on a regular basis and propose mitigation for construction projects including the provision of European Protected Species licensing as well as checking colleague’s reports and providing advice and support to a growing team.

Candidates must have a clear understanding of environmental legislation relating to protected species and habitats, an understanding of GIS and be willing to assist all teams within the business with expert ecological advice.

The successful candidate will be expected to comply with all A-one+ processes and procedures, comply with all H&S requirements, the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB Vols. 10 and 11) and the Asset Maintenance and Operational Requirements. At least one European Protected Species Class 1 Licence (GCN, dormouse or bats) is desirable with 2+ years’ experience in ecological consultancy. Some planning experience would also be advantageous.

Salary will be dependent on experience, however will be in the range of £27,000 to £37,800

1 full time position available at 40 hours/week.

Essential requirements:

  • A degree and / or relevant experience relating to the Environment, Ecology, Horticulture or Arboriculture
  • Professional membership / chartership e.g. CIEEM, IFMA, etc
  • Experience of Environment Assessment Reports
  • Full driver’s licence
  • Good I.T. and communication (written and verbal) skills

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to

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