Do you have a passion for the environment? Do you want to inform project delivery from inception to construction? Do you want a regular income with company benefits and a good work life balance?

The Job

We are looking for two Ecologists to join our Environmental Management & Design Team.

Key areas of responsibility will include: –

To undertake ecological assessments, such as surveys and reports to achieve quality, programme and financial targets.
To contribute to the growth of the ecological service and identify opportunities for development in the market
To provide expert advice around legislation and delivery of projects.
To design and deliver ecological mitigation schemes and adhere to legislative and industry best practice.
To provide specialist ecology support to Nottinghamshire County Council Planning department and other Planning Authorities, including undertaking the role of expert witness at planning/public inquiry.
To ensure full adherence to health, safety and environmental legislation, policy and best practise.
To liaise with a wide range of people to facilitate project delivery and maintain Via’s positive company reputation.

The Person

Mainly you will be excited to be a part of our environmental projects, but there are just a few other things we’d like from you: –

A relevant degree and be eligible for a full CIEMM membership with experience or knowledge gained through practical experience
Background in ecological survey methods and assessment techniques, holding a Natural England protected species licence
Proven experience of working as a ecological clerk of works on construction sites and undertaking preliminary ecological appraisals and producing high quality ecological impact assessments and other technical reports
Strong ICT skills with specialist computer applications such as GIS software packages and MS office
Knowledge of health & safety, technical requirements, best practise, planning and other legislation appropriate to ecology role
Experience of ecological disciplines including financial monitoring, providing information and working with key stakeholders
A high level of personal drive and commitment to delivery excellent customer care whilst setting examples to peers

About Via

Based in Nottinghamshire, with a multi-skilled local workforce and a range of highly trained staff at a few different locations throughout the county. Via East Midlands provides sustainable highways services for Nottinghamshire and across the wider East Midlands region. Our roles include highway maintenance, electrical works, mechanics, construction, forestry, road safety, civil engineering and much more. We combine a public-sector service ethos with a strong commercial focus and we are passionate about innovation and creating and delivering sustainable solutions safely across Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands.
Via is a great place to work if you value work-life balance and we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, including generous annual leave allowances, with flexible working available to our office-based staff. With most of our work being based in the East Midlands, our front-line staff also enjoy short journeys to site each working day. By joining us you will be part of a growing organisation that positively embraces customer and community aspirations.

If this sounds like you, it would be great to hear from you.