Consultant Ecologist

OHES, part of the Adler and Allan Group

East Anglia
Competitive (plus company car/allowance)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 7th July 2022   5 days left

About the Company:

The Adler and Allan Group provides market leading environmental risk reduction through preventative and responsive solutions offering an expert 24-7 service to our customers. We give our customers peace of mind in detecting and identifying the environmental risks posed to their business. Our broad range of risk mitigation products and services keep businesses strong, reducing the prospect of litigation, costly fines, and bad publicity, as well as reducing the threat to the environment. In a world where the environment and legislation are in constant flux, we also provide emergency response in a variety of settings. Our customers include multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public.

We are an ambitious team who are focused on growth, putting out customers at the heart of what we do, and we live our values of Safety, Service, Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise. Our culture is can-do, fun and where everyone has a part to play. If you want to help businesses and protect the environment, this role could be for you. In return you will be rewarded with a great package, fantastic culture, challenging role and an opportunity for development and progression.

The role:

The purpose of the role is to provide ecological consultancy services to clients and provide ecological support to the Group as a whole. The role offers opportunities to develop and enhance skills in a wide range of wetland related studies, as well as other terrestrial habitats in need of restoration.

The postholder is contracted to a 35-hour week over 5 days, daily hours of work being 9am to 5pm with a one-hour meal break. In addition to contractual hours, the postholder will be required to dedicate any time required to ensure all tasks are satisfied and completed. Candidates should be based in the South East, specifically East Anglia. This role can be homebased (in the East Anglia area) and the successful candidate will be required to travel to any company location or customer site.

The key tasks and responsibilities associated with the role are:

  • Conducting Phase 1 or UK Hab site assessments of habitats and associated report writing, inclusive of habitat mapping
  • Conducting a range of hydrological and topographic surveys with associated analysis and reporting.
  • Providing advice on habitat restoration and management techniques (with a particular focus on wetland and water environments)
  • Project manage own workloads on a daily basis in conjunction with senior staff
  • Undertake analysis of ecological datasets and relate them to legislative requirements
  • Provide advice to the Group on potential ecological and hydrological impacts on emergency and/or planned works
  • Provision of emergency / supervisory site support to the Group if required
  • Assist business development, marketing quotations and tenders
  • Assist with the wider team's project delivery including assisting with fisheries surveys, vegetation surveys, site investigations and pollution incident response
  • Help maintain and develop client relationships through effective project management and provision of excellent customer service
  • Provision of accurate and timely information to line management
  • Supporting team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels
  • Field survey work outdoors, working in variable weather conditions, walking for varying distances, carrying equipment, bending for periods of time, working in and near water which can be physically demanding.

This list is not exhaustive and the postholder will be expected to carry out any other duties for which the post holder is qualified and able to carry out.

Consultant Ecologist Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in ecological consultancy, supplemented with proven capabilities in one or more of the following areas: Terrestrial Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Hydrology.
  • Hold a degree (or equivalent) in an environmental subject
  • Understand the principals and practice of key ecological or hydrological field surveys
  • Have IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office, to enable delivery of high-quality communication and reporting
  • Possess good analytical and numeric skills
  • Be prepared to work in inclement weather and in physically demanding environments
  • Be willing to work outside of normal social working hours for specific surveys
  • Good personal time management, communication skills with internal and external clients and team members locally and nationally
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to be flexible in terms of travelling and working hours as projects can be distributed across the UK
  • Hold or be working towards professional accreditation
  • Knowledge of wildlife and aquatic environment legislation and its implementation, would be an advantage
  • A full UK driving licence

Consultant Ecologist Benefits:

  • 25 days + 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Company vehicle or allowance
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Regular opportunities for training and development

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