Aquatic Consultant (Principal / Senior)

RSK Biocensus

Flexible in UK

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal and / or Senior grade Aquatic Consultant. An opportunity has arisen to join our respected environmental consultancy based in one of our office locations at Helsby, Romsey, Coventry, Hemel Hempstead, Leeds, Stonehouse or Bristol with other locations, including home working, also being considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must:

  • be suitably qualified, with a undergraduate level degree
  • have a high level of technical competence in both desk and field based activities
  • have experience in a commercial environmental setting
  • be proficient IT and report-writing skills 
  • have the ability to communicate with clients, stakeholders and peers
  • have the ability to travel throughout the UK and occasionally work from other RSK offices, potentially including overseas.

We offer a broad range of desk-based aquatic services including environmental consultancy to deliver: 

  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD) assessments
  • Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA)
  • Technical reporting
  • Stakeholder / regulator engagement and feasibility / site selection.

We offer a fully comprehensive suite of aquatic survey services including electric fishing, habitat mapping, protected species assessment, macroinvertebrate, grab sampling, trawling, remote sensing, flow gauging, water / sediment chemistry, invasive non-native species assessment, intertidal & subtidal survey etc.

We are currently supporting our clients with flow gauging, pollution investigations, macroinvertebrate surveys, fish passage investigations, abstraction impact assessments, invasive non-native species surveys, crayfish surveys, habitat walkover surveys and river restoration advice, electrofishing surveys and intertidal surveys in addition to multiple EIA, HRA and WFD assessments.

Please refer to the job description attached for further details.

Salary and Benefits

  • £ commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular training and career development.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

About Us

As a market-leading ecological consultancy, our mission is to help clients identify and manage the ecological risks affecting their operations or projects by providing pragmatic, expert advice. We have the UK’s largest ecology skills network and are constantly on the lookout for ecologists with varying levels of experience across all the ecological disciplines. We are also on the hunt for employees to provide a range of administrative and support services that keep the company wheels turning!

Whether it is working on large infrastructure developments, such as rail schemes and wind farms, or surveying for bats, badgers, and birds, our work is diverse and interesting, and always includes a range of exciting projects across the UK and beyond.

RSK Biocensus is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, RSK Group consists of over 120 businesses and employs over 7,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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