Senior Ecologists

Permanent, Contract


There is an urgent need for experienced Ecologists to work within the Management Team of the HS2 programme at the early stages of schemes and project development. You will be working within an evolving Environmental Sustainability team ensuring that all creatures and natural habitat are protected throughout the development of the scheme and far into the future.
Particular experience of water or flood defence consents (or similar) would be a huge advantage.
You will provide pragmatic support and advice to the project teams and sub-contractors with delivering ecological requirements to programme, budget and quality standard. This includes on-site surveys, inspections and watching briefs, providing practical advice on programme and on-site measures, and providing practical advice on legal requirements and HS2 requirements.
Problem-solve, finding practical cost-effective solutions to ecological challenges facing the project delivery, construction teams and sub-contractors.
Liaise with contractors, sub-contractors, the Client and key stakeholders.
Compile reports and other documentation as required.
Develop and support implementation of ecological method statements and associated documents for construction
Provide technical support for Biodiversity No Net Loss initiatives.
Actively help deliver a culture of continual improvement of on-site ecological practice that is solution-orientated to support construction teams.
Investigate and report ecological incidents
You will be working with external stakeholders including Statutory consultees (Natural England, Wildlife Trusts, West Midlands Combined Authority and the HS2 Ecology team, and help develop robust and comprehensive ecological mitigation measures to deal with environmental risks, working collaboratively with the whole project team.
Accountable for fit for purpose methodology and assumptions that can withstand external scrutiny.
Essential experience
Excellent knowledge of ecological management and mitigation
Educated to Degree or Masters level in Ecological related subjects
Excellent understanding of ecological legalisation for development
Good level of commercial awareness
Full UK driver’s licence and flexibility to travel
Good understanding of environmental management for construction sites
Excellent understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment
Literate in MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
Good interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
CIEEM Membership
Experience of working on large scale infrastructure construction/highways projects
Experienced with dealing with Natural England on such issues
Understanding of the benefits of working collaboratively to obtain the best outcome for the project
Determination to see tasks through to completion, with excellent planning and organisation skills.
These positions could either be full time, permanent positions or on long term contracts.
Please contact us to discuss further.
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