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Associate Ecologist (South West England)

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Dalcour Maclaren
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Here at Dalcour Maclaren we work with major utility and infrastructure organisations across the whole of the UK.
We’re delighted to announce that our Environment and Planning team has an exciting opportunity for experienced
Ecologists to support this developing, expanding business area and work on a wide variety of projects from high-
profile infrastructure projects across the UK, through to new essential utility development in sensitive locations.

Salary: from £45,500pa plus a fantastic range of benefits including an annual bonus of up to 10% of salary, car
allowance, private health insurance and pension contribution

Location: This role ideally will be based at our Tewkesbury Office at 4 Bredon Court, Brockeridge Court, Twyning,
Tewkesbury, GL20 6FF. However, location at our offices in Crewe, Bristol, Bicester or Cirencester may be considered
for the right candidate.

As an Associate Ecologist you will:

  • Work with internal and external teams liaising with clients such as Natural England, County Ecologists, Local
    Authority planning officers, and stakeholders whilst working on a wide range of utility and built development
  • Input into development and design proposals, including advising on appropriate site location and
    construction methodologies, assisting with gaining the necessary consents and licenses in order to deliver
    medium/large scale infrastructure, water, renewables and a variety of other energy projects
  • Offer ecological advice and provide innovative mitigation solutions enhancement and consideration across a
    range of sites and schemes with varying levels of Environmental and ecological sensitivities, including those
    with National and European designations.
  • Liaise with clients, consisting of engineers, developers and landowners, where you’ll provide ecological
    advice on how to facilitate development on their project
  • Be able to provide all the necessary assistance to unlock utility project development in SSSI, SAC, SPA,
    RAMSAR including applying for SSSI Assents and other permissions
  • Feed into Environmental Impact Assessment Screening, Scoping and chapters working with internal and
    external specialists and environmental stakeholders
  • Advise on potential ecological site constraints and on solutions/mitigation measures, plus have a commercial
    awareness on delivery and viability of projects
  • Provide ecological support to our client’s team, complete licence applications, and be the technical lead for
    ecological surveys
  • Be able to provide advice on the need for HRAs and have the ability to lead on their preparation and
    completion with limited input from others

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a degree in an environmental related discipline and will be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environment Management (CIEEM). Ideally, you will be Chartered, or near Chartered status
  • Have a detailed understanding of Ecological Impact Assessments, planning regulations, nature conservation legislations
  • Have a good knowledge of legislation and policy requirements associated with Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Protection Areas (SPA) and other relevant designations
  • Ideally hold at least one licence to survey Protected Species and you may specialise in a particular field of ecology, along with excellent botanical identification skills (British flora) and habitat surveying skills
  • Have some experience working within a consultancy environment, public sector or conservation body delivering projects for utility and / or built development
  • Potentially be familiar with GIS systems and have an appreciation of other environmental technical disciplines at a high level allowing you to coordinate and project manage your input into project delivery as a part of the team
  • Be office based, but be expected to travel to meetings, client offices and manage a team of in house and/or external consultants, delivering site surveys across multiple projects. You may also be expected to undertake surveys yourself as and when appropriate, therefore, a full driving licence is required

You can apply directly via our website: careers.dalcourmaclaren.com and clicking https://dalcourmaclaren.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Dalcour-Maclaren-Careers/details/Associate_JR229

All enquiries can be sent to recruitment@dalcourmaclaren.com – we look forward to hearing from you!

You must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to your commencement.

Dalcour Maclaren is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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