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About the role:

Working as an integral member of the ecology team your role as Seasonal Ecologist will be instrumental in helping to achieve the timely, efficient and thorough completion of projects via desk based studies, surveying and reporting.

You will work on schemes of all sizes ranging from large infrastructure projects, bridge repair/maintenance, through school/small scale housing projects. We currently have 2 major highway schemes where the emphasis for the seasonal ecologists will be bat surveys.

While the majority of our work is currently based in South Wales, we undertake and are working on projects throughout the UK.

Key responsibilities:

Your key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  • Provide assistance with carrying out ecological surveys (as appropriate according to level of expertise and personal ecological specialisms) including: Phase 1 habitat surveys, site assessments for protected species,  initial inspections for bats and follow-up surveys of activity, reptile surveys, badger surveys, otter and water vole surveys
  • Interpret survey data and advise colleagues clearly about your findings and any implications you can identify.
  • Meet deadlines within the agreed budget.
  • Assist in the production of accurate and thorough reports.
  • Work with other professional employees, contractors and clients to provide robust ecological services.

Essential requirements:

  • Punctuality, reliability and presentability: e.g. attending site for meetings/surveys, undertaking work, meeting deadlines.
  • Applicants are expected to have an Honours degree in Ecology or a related subject, ideally with some consultancy or relevant vocational experience.
  • You should have good report writing and IT skills.
  • A full driving licence and access to a car is essential for this role and a willingness to carry out surveys during unsociable hours and at times away from the office base.

Desireable requirements:

  • Consultancy or relevant vocational/voluntary experience of ecology surveys.
  • Experience in the use of handheld bat detectors
  • Capability in GIS would be advantageous