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Consultant Ecologist


Liverpool, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Environment
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is currently looking for a Consultant Ecologist to join our team in the NW, the position is flexible and can be based out of our Manchester, Liverpool or Altrincham offices.

The individuals we are looking for will be team players with a strong aptitude for hard work, client care, project delivery and development of innovative, cost effective solutions in a working environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding.

This will include:
Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists within integrated teams on challenging multi-disciplinary projects, mostly in North Wales and North West England;
Assisting with winning of a wide range of ecological project work;
Supporting liaison with project managers and clients on the delivery of ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;
Organising and carrying out desk studies and field based habitat, botanical, protected and non-native invasive species surveys, including for terrestrial, freshwater, estuarine and coastal habitats and species;
Undertaking the analysis, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of ecological data, including through production of Ecological Impacts Assessments and design of mitigation strategies;
Performing the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects;
Compliance with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs;

Minimum Requirements
Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety, including first aid training certificate;
Detailed knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA);
Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail;
Strong and versatile problem solving and inter-personal skills, including motivating others;
Proven ability to manage own time and work closely and collaboratively within a team or alone to tight deadlines;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports;
Possess, or able to obtain, appropriate security clearances;
Experience of ecological watching briefs and Ecology Clerk of Work;
Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation;
Willing to travel to offices and sites within the UK and potentially internationally when required by work demand;
A track record in, or aspirations for, continuing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications
To include at least some of the following:
Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety, including first aid training certificate;
Recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline – a relevant post graduate qualification in the one of these would be advantageous;
Full Member of CIEEM or similar professional body; or eligible to qualify for this status;
Chartered with a professional accreditation/ registration body;
Holder of relevant protected species survey (and mitigation licences), or ability and willingness to work towards holding such licences;
Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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