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Title

Marine Mammal Ecologist

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location
Town/City Falkirk, Newcastle or Dumfries and Galloway
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 03/02/2013
Company Name Natural Power
Contact Name Iseult Smyth
Telephone +44 (0) 1644 430 728
Website Further Details / Applications
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Description

Company Overview

Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider offering consultancy, management and due diligence services across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors.  We have built a successful ethos for delivering environmentally rewarding projects that allow Clients to reach their economic objectives. 

The Opportunity

Due to the continued success of the Ecology and Hydrology department, Natural Power is looking to recruit a Marine Mammal Ecologist to be based in either,Falkirk,Newcastle or Dumfriesand Galloway.  You will primarily be responsible for providing marine mammal technical advice and guidance on Renewable Energy projects.  More specifically you will work in conjunction with Project Managers, providing specialist information to assist with the overall consenting and construction phases of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy projects. 

Duties and responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Prepare and provide written technical reports;
  • Prepare and provide scoping reports and EIA marine mammal chapters;
  • Compile information for Habitat Regulations Assessment;
  • Provide input into survey recommendations, design and data analysis;
  • Liaise with survey team, providing input into organisation where required;
  • Liaison with clients, landowners and statutory consultees throughout projects;
  • Tendering for new work where required;
  • Managing project budgets;

Qualifications and Experience

You will hold a degree or equivalent in a biological, environmental or ecological discipline and be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge in the ecology and identification of a wide range of marine species both in the UK and internationally (marine mammals, benthic habitats, fish etc).  Prior experience gained within a similar ecological and or environmental consultancy would be highly advantageous.  Ideally you will have experience in the following:

  • The renewable industry and client requirements
  • Compiling EIA chapters, preferably for offshore renewable EIAs and the overall planning system.
  • Writing marine mammal technical reports, preferably for offshore renewable projects
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding marine ecology for offshore construction projects, and mitigation measures
  • UKand European legislation in relation to protected habitats and species
  • Habitats Regulations Assessments
  • Project management skills
  • Organising and conducting offshore ecology surveys (including boat-based surveys, aerial,GPStracking and passive acoustic monitoring techniques and mitigation)

You will be highly meticulous, organised and self-motivated with and ability to work unsupervised to strict deadlines with an often conflicting workload.  You will possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with an ability to build and develop relationships with key stakeholders involved in projects.  This role involves frequent travel, as such; you will require a full UKdriving licenses.

Location

The position is based at eitherFalkirk,Newcastleor from our Scottish headquarters, The Green House in ruralDumfriesandGalloway.  For a more accurate location, please use the following postcode DG7 3XS.  The office is located on an 11,000 acre estate of beautiful Scottish forest and is ideal for those wishing to take advantage of the outdoor pursuits that the location provides.

Remuneration

Salary offered will depend on your experience and fit for role.  A selection of benefits include; membership to our group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, Friday BBQ’s, bike to work scheme, life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection amongst others. 

How to apply

Full details on the post are available on our website.  Please apply online by uploading your CV and cover letter.  Please include information such as; your notice period, availability to interview, current salary, salary sought and where you saw the vacancy advertised.

Closing date: Sunday 3rd February

URL: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/NaturalPower/71361435-marine-mammal-ecologist    

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