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Assistant Consultant / Consultant - Ecologist

Assistant Consultant / Consultant - Ecologist

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting an Assistant Consultant or Consultant level Ecologist to join the team in our Bristol office in order to support in the delivery of some exciting and varied projects. Our long established but still growing team delivers high quality ecological services on complex projects in a variety of sectors including transport, renewables, nuclear, other power, waste, minerals and property.


Role Requirements


Wood is looking for individuals with a background in high quality technical work, so you must have some experience in undertaking extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys as well as a range of species specific ecological surveys (preferably at least two of the following: great crested newts, reptiles, water voles, otters, bats, badgers, birds and invertebrates).  You will also have experience in preparing or contributing to reports and documentation to support planning applications.  Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) experience would be beneficial as would a wider understanding of ecological mitigation techniques.


Key Responsibilities


You will work closely with other ecology team members and with colleagues in other technical disciplines on a wide variety of projects.  You will undertake a broad range of ecological survey work and associated reporting. You will help to devise appropriate mitigation and habitat creation, enhancement and management schemes and will supervise the implementation of ecological mitigation.  If appropriate, you will have the opportunity to task manage a variety of ecological services, take on business development responsibilities and provide mentoring to less experienced staff if you have a particular skills set.


Skills / Qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related subject
  • An MSc or PhD in a relevant subject would be beneficial
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) would be beneficial
  • A valid UK driving licence is essential for this role as is the flexibility to work unsocial hours and to work away on site when required

Wood offers an excellent salary package, including a company car for almost all ecologists as well as a tailored training programme with great opportunities for career progression.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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