Ecology and Sustainability Consultant

Eight Associates

London
Competitive salary

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

eightassociates.co.uk info@eightassociates.co.uk 02070430418 Stacey Cougill

Sectors: ecology, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 24th July 2020  


Eight Associates has a unique opportunity for a confident Ecologist to be part of our amazing multi-disciplinary team, shaping the future of our ecology service.

  • Office located in London SE1 (team currently working from home)
  • Start Date: July / August 2020
  • Competitive salary offered for a full time role (flexible options will be considered)

A bit about Eight Associates:

  • Friendly, award-winning, passionate, energetic team
  • Multi-disciplinary sustainability consultancy in the built environment
  • Broad range of clients and many exciting new development projects
  • Working towards a sustainable future

A bit about the role:

  • Undertaking all aspects of ecology consultancy
  • Manage a portfolio of projects across a range of developments
  • Pragmatic approach to habitat and protected species surveys, and a mature technical report writer
  • Develop innovative nature based solutions projects with creativity and flair (more information provided at interview)

What we’re looking for:

Essential requirements:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for the natural world
  • Degree in ecological or environmental discipline
  • A minimum of 2 -3 years ecological consultancy experience
  • Full clean UK driving licence and use of own vehicle to travel to site
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • A protected species licence, preference a bat licence (Class 2)

Knowledge or experience of the following:

  • Designing and carrying out habitat and protected species surveys for planning applications
  • Overseeing licence applications and mitigation
  • Analysing bat sonograms
  • Thorough understanding of UK and EU legislation, planning policy and best practice, including preparing Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Understanding and application of Biodiversity Net Gain and BREEAM 2018 ecology criteria
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills, including financial aspects such as writing fee proposals and submitting invoices
  • Deliver the best possible advice for clients, with an innovative, solutions driven approach
  • Designing biodiversity offsetting solutions for bespoke projects

Person specification:

  • Knowledge of and willingness to undertake wider sustainability consultancy, which may be required at certain times of the year
  • Willingness to build networks, relationships with clients, stakeholders and design teams, presenting information to groups of professionals
  • Working within the Eight Team to provide a ‘can do’ approach to consultancy

Eight Associates is a friendly, award winning, sustainability consultancy providing expertise and solutions for building owners and design and construction professionals that add intrinsic and commercial value to the built environment - we want you to be a part of that.

If you are an experienced ecologist with the drive and ambition to use your expertise and networking skills in a growing ecology service and would like to know more about joining our team, please get in touch.

Please send your CV and covering letter in PDF format to info@eightassoicates.co.uk with subject line ‘Ecology Consultant Role – June 2020’ quoting your start date availability and salary expectations. Please also check out our website for more information: www.eightassociates.co.uk


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