Ecologists / Senior Ecologists

Balfour Beatty

Coleshill, Warwickshire

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology, environmental management

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


We are currently seeking a number of Ecologists / Senior Ecologists to assist on a joint venture on behalf of two global leaders (Balfour Beatty & VINCI) in the delivery of critical infrastructure. This will be an initial 12 month temp contract to start as soon as possible.

The main purpose of this role will be to support the development and implementation of robust and comprehensive ecological mitigation measures to avoid, minimise and then manage ecological risks, working collaboratively with the whole project team. You will also prepare and report on ecological mitigation deliverables for Construction including Construction ESMPs, Biosecurity Management Plans, Protected Species Licence method statements; PWMS; Ecological related construction consents; ecological survey data; and Ecological chapters of the CEMP.

Some of the main duties for this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing pragmatic support and advice to BBV construction teams, environmental managers and sub-contractors to deliver ecological mitigation requirements to programme and to the HS2 Technical Requirements and to policy and legal requirements
  • Adhering to BBV processes and document control requirements, keeping the required documentation and supporting audits as required
  • Undertaking on-site ecological walk-overs, desk-based reviews and surveys to identify ecological mitigation requirements for construction
  • Undertaking inspections, watching briefs and other on-site support for construction works
  • Problem-solving and proactively finding practical, cost-effective solutions to ecological challenges facing BBV construction teams and sub-contractors
  • Compiling reports and other documentation as required for technical review and to revise documents for completion
  • Developing and supporting implementation of ecological method statements and associated documents for construction
  • Actively engendering a culture of continual improvement of on-site ecological practice that is solution-orientated to support construction teams
  • Investigating and reporting ecological incidents
  • Proactively proposing ecological enhancement opportunities
  • Working with the BBV Arboricultural Lead on arboricultural mitigation for construction and the links with ecological mitigation for construction
  • Liaising with Design Joint Venture (DJV), Early Works Contractor (EWC), HS2, Ecology Supply Chain and other stakeholders where required

Experience and knowledge (please note, the following skills/qualifications are highly desirable but not essential):

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of ecological management and mitigation for major infrastructure projects
  • Educated to degree or Masters level in Ecological related subject
  • Excellent understanding of ecological legalisation for development and HS2
  • Protected species licence holder; desirable to be a mitigation licence holder
  • Good understanding of environmental management for construction sites
  • Excellent understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment
  • CIEEM Membership or equivalent
  • Excellent experience of ECOW working on large scale infrastructure construction/highways projects
  • Experienced with communicating with Natural England on projects species licences

The following are essential to this role:

  • Full UK driver’s licence and flexibility to travel
  • Literate in MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook & GIS
  • Excellent communication skill


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