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AECOM Senior Ecologist in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester

Job Summary

AECOM are looking for a senior ecologist to join our vibrant team based in either Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool or Newcastle to work on a broad range of exciting projects. We offer the scope to undertake the full range of ecological services including specialist habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and habitat management planning. Whatever your skill set, or if you are looking to move away from fieldwork and develop as a project manager, we can give you the platform to develop new skills and achieve your goals. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within an established and successful business that has welfare and wellbeing as core values.

At AECOM you can go as far as your ability and desire will take you. It’s about your interests and passions. It’s about the experiences you bring with you, and, it’s about your personal goals and aspirations. We provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals on both regional and national projects that impact our world for the better - and to gain relevant experience which will be of significant benefit to you in your future career

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for assisting with delivery of an exciting portfolio of ecological surveys and helping provide robust, proportionate advice to clients on a wide range of ecological topics;

  • Organising, carrying out and supervising desk and field-based habitat and species surveys;

  • Undertake analysis, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of ecological data, including through production of Ecological Impacts Assessments and design of mitigation strategies;

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with other members of the ecology team, within projects and with clients by telephone, e-mail, letters, reports and in meetings;

  • Lead on tendering and delivery of project work as directed;

  • Work in an integrated team on multi-disciplinary projects, mostly in North West England And North Wales;

  • Manage projects within the resources available to budget and deadlines;

  • Lead on designing and delivering habitat and protected or otherwise notable species surveys;

  • Lead ecological appraisals including production of ecology chapters for environmental statements and preparing EPS licence applications;

  • Provide balanced and proportionate ecological advice, including through practical mitigation strategies;

  • Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological projects to meet budgets and deadlines;

  • Undertake technical reviews to ensure quality outputs; and

  • Assist with other administrative duties which add value to the management and development of the ecology team as directed.

Minimum Requirements

The person we are looking for will ideally have:

  • A strong sense of ownership in both their time management and the work they produce;

  • Previous relevant experience working within a team and office environment;

  • Project and line management;

  • Phase 1 Habitat and/or protected species surveys, preferably breeding and VP bird surveys;

  • Relevant species / mitigation survey licences;

  • The ability to work within time restrictions and meeting deadlines; and

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Degree in Engineering filed

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244829BR

Additional Locations UK - Leeds, UK - Liverpool, Merchants Court, UK - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.