Job Description

Qualifications and Experience Required:

• Level 8 degree in ecology, environmental science or a related discipline
• Field skills in ornithology with previous experience of conducting surveys for renewable energy projects
• Ecological field skills, highlighting any specialist ecological expertise (either academic or interest)
• In-depth knowledge of a broad range of environmental issues, fundamental to the preparation of high-quality, ecological impact assessments
• Preparing reports such as Environmental Impact Statements or Appropriate Assessments
• Working as part of a high functioning team
• Well organised with excellent attention to detail while also being able to manage their own workload
• Ability to manage several priorities at once will be required as will a high level of commitment to success
• Full clean drivers licence

The Project Ecologist will, amongst other things, be responsible for:

• Undertaking background research, desk studies and ecological fieldwork and impact assessment reporting, to best-practice guidelines and methodologies
• Preparing and compiling ecological assessments
• Undertaking ecological assessments and surveys, from inception to completion
• Liaising with client representatives and project managers to progress projects effectively
• Finding solutions to ecological challenges on projects
• Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in ecological projects
• Delivering high quality outputs within set deadlines
• Reporting (prepare and/or compile information for Environmental Impact Statements and Appropriate Assessments)

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