Senior Ecologist

OHES Environmental Ltd

Risby, Suffolk
Dependent on experience and capability, £27,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

About the Company:

OHES Environmental Ltd, part of the Adler and Allan Group, is a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy operating across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. OHES has grown and diversified over the last 16 years to a point where our business is led and staffed by some of the brightest and most experienced consultants in the UK market place. More recently, in response to client demands, the Company have constructed a number of product bundles from their full range of services, which are designed to overcome environmental challenges in specific markets and sectors.

The Company are seeking to appoint a Senior Ecologist to provide ecology consultancy to existing & new projects and provision of ecology support to pollution emergency response and the Group as a whole.

Senior Ecologist Responsibilities:

  • Planning and undertaking of aquatic ecology surveys including macroinvertebrates; fish; macrophytes; habitat surveys
  • Providing a high level of technical competence in project delivery and management in the field of water quality and aquatic ecology; ensuring that clients receive excellent products and experiences in their dealings with OHES
  • Production of tenders and bid leading
  • Ecological site assessments of habitats and associated report writing, inclusive of habitat mapping.
  • Lead on maintaining and developing key client relationships through effective project management and provision of excellent customer service
  • Provision of emergency / supervisory site support to the Group if required.
  • Assist the Head of Water & Ecology Division in business development, marketing quotations and tenders.

This list is not exhaustive and the postholders will be required to satisfy any other task for which they are qualified and experienced to undertake.

Senior Ecologist Requirements:

  • Possess a full clean UK driving licence.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum of three years of experience in the ecological consultancy, with a particular emphasis on aquatic species and habitat assessment, supplemented with proven capabilities in one or more of the following areas: terrestrial ecology, water quality, hydrology & geo-morphology.
  • Applicants should be proficient on ArcGIS or Mapinfo Software and be professionally accredited.
  • Applicants should possess experience in scientific fieldwork, and an enthusiasm for working outdoors in all weathers is essential; understanding of the role of regulators such as the Environment Agency and laboratory analysis in environmental monitoring, and environmental compliance will be an advantage.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills are essential as are excellent communication skills.
  • Be a competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word.

Senior Ecologist Benefits:

  • 25 days per annum + Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Company vehicle

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If you meet the Senior Ecologist requirements and feel the role would be a good fit, then please apply today!

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