Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for an Ecologist to join our Environmental team to work in Birmingham

Job number: BBV00718
Company/Division: HS2
Career area: Health Safety Environment
Country: UK
Location: UK, West Midlands, Birmingham
Contract type: Permanent

Role Purpose:

Provide pragmatic support and advice to BBV teams and sub-contractors with delivering ecological requirements to programme 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.

What you’ll be doing

  • Problem-solve, finding practical cost-effective solutions to ecological challenges facing BBV teams and sub-contractors.
  • Liaise with Design Joint Venture(DJV), Early Works Contractor (EWC), HS2 and stakeholders where required.
  • Compile reports and other documentation as required.
  • Develop and support implementation of ecological method statements and associated documents for construction.
  • 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.

Who we’re looking for

  • Excellent knowledge of ecological management and mitigation
  • Educated to degree or Masters level in Ecological related subject
  • Excellent understanding of ecological legalisation for development
  • 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 & GIS
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • CIEEM Membership or equivalent
  • Experience of working on large scale infrastructure construction/highways projects

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

About us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures; creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK’s infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We’ve successfully bid and delivered many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.