Kier Group is the UK’s leading highways service provider, delivering an incredibly diverse range of road, bridge and tunnel projects – from planning and programming stage through to delivery, maintenance and operation. We work with a wide range of partners such as local authorities and Highways England to improve the quality and safety of UK roads – making us the No.1 highways and tunnel maintenance team across the country, delivering over £1 billion of social value by maintaining 31,000km of roads used by six million people in their everyday lives.

Every day, 210,000 vehicles travel across the 31,000km of roads, bridges and tunnels that are built, maintained and operated by the team here at Kier Group. It’s one of the reasons why we’re acknowledged as the UK’s No.1 Highways Services team – delivering £1 billion of social value to the six million people and wider communities who rely on our expertise and experience. Can you join our team? Yes, you can – if you want to be valued for who you are as well as what you do, in a company shaping the future.

The Environmental Team provides specialist support to the South West Design Support Contract (SW DSC), in particular the completion of environmental assessment of projects, Environmental feasibility studies and scheme designs. We are now recruiting for a passionate Ecologist to join the team in Bristol.

Key Responsibilities
This role will assist the Senior Environment & Sustainability Manager and Design Team Lead to coordinate and advise on all environmental and sustainability issues across the South West DSC, with a particular focus on the northern region. The role will be a point of contact for environmental issues and will assist in implementing the sustainability strategy.

What are we looking for?

Do you have what it takes to join Kier as an Ecologist? We’re on the lookout for someone who has an Environmental/Sustainability degree (or equivalent), who is ideally a member of an environmental/sustainability institute (IEMA), and ideally working towards Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).

In terms of your experience & knowledge, we’re asking that you have experience in Environmental & Sustainability Management, good knowledge of the environment and sustainability agenda, good knowledge of Environmental issues, best practice and associated legislation, experience in dealing with supply chain designers and contractors, as well as good presentation and persuasion skills. We want to hear from you if you’re a match for this role.

What can you expect from us?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days’ annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

Free Life Assurance
Access to a range of attractive Flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyles
Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
Employee Assistance Programme
Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers
Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing.
Pre-employment checks

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks. We encourage flexible working wherever possible in your role – and this may allow you to work from home or from one of our other offices/sites, if appropriate.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy.

Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Closing Date: 30th October 2020

Please note, interviews make take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.