Senior Ecologist


Flexible UK

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Wednesday, 29th June 2022   2 days left

Flexible Wales location, or Glasgow, Abingdon, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge and Southampton.

RPS is looking for Senior Ecologists to join our Ecology team, part of the wider UK Environment & Infrastructure Division. We have positions available across the UK including Cardiff, Glasgow, Abingdon, Birmingham, Manchester, Cambridge and Southampton. We deliver master planning inputs, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and we specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.

What you’ll be doing

You will have the opportunity to benefit from an exciting and diverse workload, delivering high quality support for private and public-sector clients across the UK including exciting infrastructure and renewable energy projects. 

  • You’ll be planning and undertaking habitat surveys, supervising field staff and survey effort to identify indicator plant species and habitat types.
  • Write and deliver EcIA, ES chapter, inputting into HRA reports, providing some ecological inputs into supporting examination in public and/or the appeals process under supervision and inputting into design teams on green Infrastructure,
  • BNG and strategic ecological inputs to the masterplanning process.
  • There will be travel involved so you will need to have a full UK driving licence.

Who we’re looking for

  • Full membership of CIEEM and have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • Established ecological consultant with extensive project management experience and have worked in consultancy.
  • You’ll have experience of writing and delivering Breadth of ECoW on a range of projects and understand the process of preparing and implementing EPS and other licence applications.
  • You’ll be an experienced EPS licensed consultant (Class 1 or preferably 2 bat or other species) and have full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques
  • Good time and project management skills are a must as are sound influencing and communication skills that enable you to build, maintain and consolidate working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

What’s in it for you?

We’re an accredited training provider – from entry level to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we’re happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

 A career here is far from ordinary. Here you’re not a number, you’re part of the solution 

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion 

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

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