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Graduate Ecologist

United Kingdom-North West, United Kingdom-South East

Req#: 38742BR

Date published: 11-Jan-2019

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Water

Business Plan: ENG

Level: 127

Primary Purpose:
Why Black & Veatch?
It’s what we do. Why? Because we’re driven by solving clients’ complex problems, building relationships and fulfilling our Mission of Building a World of Difference®.

Black & Veatch helps to improve and sustain the quality of life around the world. Every day, we’re doing work that improves lives, sparks economic development, strengthens public health and changes communities for the better.

As a Black & Veatch professional, you’ll be working on sustainable solutions to some of today’s biggest energy, water and communications challenges. We have more than 100 offices worldwide and projects in more than 100 countries. This means you’ll have the opportunity to work on exciting projects all over the world. In addition we offer excellent benefits like:

Competitive salary
Pension (8% employer contribution when employee contributes 5%)
Company funded life assurance
Company funded income protection
Company funded private medical insurance
Online benefits scheme offering a wide range of flexible benefits
Season ticket loan

Are you ready to Rise to the Challenge?

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
We are currently recruiting for Graduate Ecologists for our Chester & Redhill office to grow our expanding environmental team.

Key Duties:

• Undertaking and managing ecological surveys.
• Ecological desk study, reporting and assessment.
• Providing Ecological Clerk of Works role.
• Managing ecological sub-consultants.
• Contributing to the B&V ecology Community of Practice through knowledge sharing

Should be competent to lead most of the following surveys:
• Extended Phase 1 survey
• Water vole
• Badger
• Otter
• Amphibians ideally incl GCN
• Identifying bat roosts & activity surveys
• Hedgerows
• Invasive plants
• Reptiles
Be able to prepare Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Reports

Full time & Part time will be considered for this role.

Minimum Qualifications:
Relevant Environmental degree
Membership of CIEEM.
Previous Consultancy experience.

Ecological Impact Assessment (including Preliminary Environmental Assessment and EcIA).
Best practice methods of ecological surveys and mitigation.
Team player with effective communication skills.
Excellent written and oral communication.


An ability to work independently with a high level of motivation.
Professional manner.
Be willing for some flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location for survey work.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Relevant Environmental post grad qualification
Full Membership of CIEEM
Holder of protected species survey and development licences
Proven experience in undertaking Ecological Impact Assessment

Design of habitat creation/restoration

Experience in relation to flood/coastal management, water utility or energy projects.

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