In response to our continuing growth, particularly in the renewables sector, Avian Ecology is looking for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our team of skilled professionals.
Over the last decade, Avian has earned a reputation for professional excellence and delivering services to the highest standards, on projects of all scales across the UK. Our clients are from both the public and private sectors and our project portfolio is diverse, challenging and interesting.
We offer a strong remuneration package in a friendly, dynamic and flexible working environment, where we support and encourage professional development and training. Avian Ecology provides a highly professional and progressive environment whilst also providing the benefits associated with a medium sized consultancy. Avian is committed to attracting and retaining the highest calibre of personnel and provides them with an opportunity to flourish in an environment where excellence and progression is encouraged, recognised and rewarded.
The successful candidate will be based in our Lower Stretton (near Warrington) office, although remote / home working will be considered for the right candidate.
As a Senior Ecologist / Ornithologist you will lead on projects and also work as part of a larger project team. Work will be varied, but there will be a strong focus on renewable energy schemes and particularly onshore wind and solar. You will work closely with our clients, providing clear advice and robust documentation to support projects across the UK. Liaison with planning authorities, regulators and stakeholders is a key part of the role, which provides excellent opportunities to further develop your project management skills. In this role you will also supervise junior ecologists and sub-consultants.
Key requirements are:
- Strong experience of field ecology and or ornithology, survey techniques and of carrying out surveys as part of infrastructure design or construction.
- A clear understanding of relevant UK wide environmental /ecological policy and legislation.
- Demonstrable ability to provide clear, succinct and robust technical reports, including Ecological Impact Assessments and Technical Appendices.
- Experience in advising clients on the ecological requirements of their projects and knowledge of consulting with regulators and stakeholders.
- Strong communication skills.
- Experience in wind farm project management is desirable.
You will be a flexible, diligent and pro-active person who is motivated to work either alone or as part of a team to consistently high standards.
Candidates will have a relevant degree and preferably be a CIEEM member. A full clean drivers’ license is required.
At least three years’ consultancy experience is required for this role.
This is a full-time permanent role. Salary will be competitive and dependent on experience.
As with all of our team, the successful candidates will be diligent, passionate, professional and enthusiastic with a flexible approach to working.
If you feel you have the experience and enthusiasm to work as part of our team, please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining your salary expectations to: Rachel.Hughes@avianecology.co.uk.
Closing date for applications is 26th February 2021