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Senior / Principal Ecologist

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City home-based, Cardiff or Aberystwyth
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 12/02/2023
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : ADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice.
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ADAS, part of RSK Group, is seeking a Senior and/or Principal Ecologist to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis to be home-based in Wales or linked to one of our offices in either Cardiff or Aberystwyth.

We are looking for an experienced Ecologist with a wide and high level of technical skill, particularly with experience working on windfarm projects.

We support our employees’ development and give them the tools they need to steer their own careers, that’s why when you join ADAS, a mentor works with you to create and achieve your goals.

Working on your own projects will provide you the opportunity to manage your workload and since most projects are local, extended travel is not frequent.

We also want to guarantee that you have a good work-life balance with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities and community involvement projects to achieve this.

ADAS is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as a team with our existing ecologists to ensure quality projects are delivered on time to our clients
  • Talking to our clients and providing solid technical advice
  • Helping to manage the team and develop our junior ecologist’s knowledge and skills
  • Writing of technical reports including but not limited to, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments, Mitigation Strategies and Biodiversity Management Plans, Habitat Regulations Assessments Screening reports and protected species reports
  • Technical review and approval of reports
  • Leading on protected species surveys and training junior staff

Person Specification

  • A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle
  • Graduate level education in a relevant subject
  • Experience working on large wind farm projects, from botanical and species surveys to producing scoping assessments and EIA chapters
  • One protected species licence (Great Crested Newt, Hazel Dormouse or Bats)
  • Associate Level CIEEM membership or above
  • An in-depth knowledge and experience of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques
  • Experience of managing projects and liaising effectively with clients

Salary and Benefits

  • £30,000 – £45,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

More detailed job description attached.

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RSK will not accept unsolicited CVs from agencies other than RSK PSL or Secondary agencies.

Working alongside landowners, farmers, and growers since 1946, we have been providing ideas, specialist knowledge, and solutions to secure our food and enhance the environment for over 75 years.

Our aim is to help address the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations working in food production and the natural environment, and we continue to thrive by attracting innovative thinkers into our workforce.

We currently have over 400 employees delivering solutions in 60 specialist subjects, making us the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services, research and development, and policy advice. Whether you want to work on national or international projects, we can provide a varied career in a wide array of industries and public sector services.

ADAS is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, RSK Group consists of over 120 businesses and employs over 7,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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