Aquatic Ecologist

Posted: 02/02/18
Recruiter:Evergreen Resources
Disciplines: Ecology / Conservation
Salary:£35,000 - £45,000
Description: Location: Brighton or Reading\r\n\r\nWe are currently seeking a senior aquatic ecologist / hydro-ecologist to play a central role in expanding our client's workload and reputation in delivering environmental and regulatory services for a range of public and private sector infrastructure development projects. You will be an important member of the company's expanding environment team based in one of its southern offices, with flexibility to work remotely throughout the country in response to opportunities.\r\n\r\nAs a senior member of the team your role will involve providing high level technical advice and input into aquatic ecology investigations including undertaking, producing and technically reviewing environmental assessments of various activities on aquatic ecology features. You will work effectively with water companies, developers, design engineers, contractors, planners and other regulators to help achieve positive outcomes for projects.\r\n\r\nYou will have a comprehensive understanding and recognition of aquatic ecology features, including macroinvertebrates, fish, macrophytes and invasive aquatic species, with focus on the freshwater environment. Furthermore, you will:\r\n• Hold a degree in a relevant subject, such as Ecology, Biology or Zoology\r\n• Be chartered with a relevant institution such as RSB, CIEEM, IFM or IEMA. \r\n• Have experience of specifying, planning, risk-assessing and conducting safe field surveys in the freshwater environment; \r\n• Be a highly motivated professional with a desire to grow and promote aquatic ecology/hydro-ecology within a consultancy team and able to build/maintain effective relationships with colleagues and clients; \r\n• Be experienced working in a multidisciplinary team, liaising with clients, statutory authorities and other stakeholders; \r\n• Be capable of organising and developing your work with minimal supervision; \r\n• Be commercially aware and able to prepare detailed cost estimates for professional fees for inclusion in tenders/bids and to estimate costs for aquatic ecology works; \r\n• Be proficient in using software packages for report writing and presentation of graphic information, as well as the use of aquatic ecology analysis software such as RICT and DARLEQ2\r\n\r\nWhen applying for this vacancy please ensure that you attach your CV in WORD FORMAT including your full contact details and postal address. Failure to provide this information will significantly hinder our ability to assist you.

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