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Ecologist

  • Job reference: IF-001125
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure
  • Location: Glasgow

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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career as an ecological consultant? We are seeking an ecologist to join our Scottish team in the Glasgow office. This is a permanent position.

As one of the world’s leading engineering, environmental and design consultancies Atkins offers opportunities for talented ecologists to work on a wide variety of projects. Our clients, both in the UK and worldwide, include national and local governments, leading developers, transport, energy and water providers and international funding agencies.

We combine the highest technical standards with a pragmatic approach to help meet the balance between wildlife conservation and progress, ensuring that our clients and biodiversity benefit from our solutions.

We are currently looking to expand our team in Scotland and are interested in meeting with ecologists with a consultancy background who are looking to further their career within a multi-disciplinary team.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a dynamic, enthusiastic team of environmental specialists working on exciting opportunities then please get in touch. You will need membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), and hold a full driving licence.

Experience

• Experience as an Ecologist in a similar (i.e. consultancy) role;
• A good understanding of the role of consultants within the commercial sector;
• Phase 1 habitat survey and protected species survey capability;
• Botanical skills and interests and/or a survey licence for one or more protected species would be beneficial;
• Experience of new and innovative survey techniques and equipment;
• Experience of Ecological Impact Assessment, protected species development licence applications and implementation of mitigation on site would be an advantage;
• Have experience in writing a range of technical reports and proposals.

Responsibilities

• Manage and support the team with ecological input to a varied range of projects across different sectors;
• Plan, co-ordinate and lead field surveys and ecological mitigation works;
• Undertake reporting including ecological impact assessments and EIA chapters;
• Manage and work within deadlines and budgets;
• Manage their own time and workload in collaboration with other team members;
• Continue to develop their technical skills paying attention to CPD requirements; and
• Work effectively as part of a team, working closely with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) throughout Atkins to provide a consistent and integrated service to clients.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help its staff make the best of their abilities and talents. Personal development is reviewed through an annual appraisal process.
We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment. For full details of our benefits package please refer to our website.

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