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Senior Ecologist

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Redhill, SURREY, GB, RH1 1SH

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Req Id : 294 

Job Title : Senior Ecologist  

Business Unit Sector : PCL-WTR EMEIA 

Work Location : UKREDHILL 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project :  

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Eng & Technical Specialities

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ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Summary

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 
Paid membership of two professional institutions
25 days annual leave + bank holidays and option to purchase up to 5 extra annual leave days per year
Pension (8% employer contribution when employee contributes 5%) 
Online benefits scheme offering a wide range of flexible benefits 
Season ticket loan

Full or part time working and flexible working will be considered 

Key Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting a Senior Ecologist for our Redhill office to grow our expanding environmental team, which includes ecologists, landscape architects, geomorphologists, EIA specialists and many other disciplines. A key part of the role will be undertaking and managing ecological surveys but will also involve.
• Ecological reporting and assessment.
• Providing Ecological Clerk of Works role.
• Preparing ecological proposals.
• Managing and mentoring junior EIA/ecology team members.
• Instructing and managing ecological sub-consultants.
• Working and knowledge sharing with our national team of ecologists. 

We have an active Community of Ecological Practice and will support you through Chartered Ecologist status if not already obtained. We will also encourage your development in order to obtain protected species licences related to your interest, by providing field experience, mentoring and training as required.

Minimum Qualifications

A relevant Environmental degree

Obtained or close to obtaining full membership of CIEEM

Should have an excellent grounding in ecological assessment and be competent to lead most of the following surveys:
• Extended Phase 1 survey
• Water vole
• Badger
• Otter
• Amphibians incl GCN
• Identifying bat roosts & activity surveys
• Hedgerows
• Invasive plants
• Reptiles

Excellent report writing skills
Flexibility to travel and unsociable hours for field work 
Full driving licence

Holder of one or more protected species survey and/or development licences

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.



Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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