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Senior Ecologist

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Penrith or Salford, remote/hybrid working available
Salary Additional Information Up to £45k + 26 days of annual leave + Benefits
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 09/03/2023
Company Name Kier
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We’re looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our Highways team based in Penrith or Salford. Within this role, you can enjoy competitive annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave, a fantastic matched pension scheme, a share in the success you help to create by investing in Kier through our Sharesave and Share Incentive Plans and even more.

Location: Penrith or Salford, remote/hybrid working available
Contract: Permanent, Fulltime (part-time working available, just let us know)
Salary: Up to £45k + 26 days of annual leave + Benefits



As a Senior Ecologist, you’ll support the Senior Environmental Manager on ecological issues relating to Kier Highways schemes.

Your day to day will include:

•    Advising clients including National Highways and Kier Highways colleagues on ecological matters
•    Liaising with designers and contractors regarding ecological elements of schemes.  
•    Project management of ecological schemes and production of reports where appropriate

Who are we looking for?

This role of Senior Ecologist is great for you if you have:

•    Relevant degree and experience of ecology in the highways/construction industry and experience of working with protected species
•    Holding protected species licenses such as GCN, bat, dormouse, white clawed crayfish license
•    Membership or working towards membership of a professional body i.e. CIEEM 

We’re all about finding potential here at Kier, and transferable skills are always welcome! So even if you don’t tick every box, please apply and we can have a chat. We want to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and experiences, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented communities to get in touch with us.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch at InclusiveRecruitment@kier.co.uk to discuss and arrange these. 

Benefits at Kier

We’re proud to be able to offer our fantastic employees a wide variety of benefits that you can tailor to your needs. Some of our favourites include:

•    new and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance and more
•    A huge range of deals and discounts at many your favourite brands 
•    24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family 
•    Kier’s Green Car Scheme 

And so much more! You can read the full details of all of our benefits on our website: kier.co.uk/careers/rewards-benefits 

Who is Kier?

We’re made up of six business units, Group Functions, Construction, Highways, Infrastructure, Utilities and Property, and as a group, our purpose is to sustainably deliver construction and infrastructure services which are vital to the UK. Take a look at our sustainability objectives: kier.co.uk/sustainability/ 

At the core of all our projects is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods and innovations to ensure we offer the best value to our clients as sustainably as possible.

Our projects are those that support the local communities we work in, helping them thrive and progress. We are collaborative, trusted and focussed in all that we do, and our people are essential in helping us achieve our goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Making Kier a diverse and inclusive place to work is a huge priority for us. We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken so far, but we know we must always do more. Our employees are key in shaping Kier’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and our people have made a huge impact on how we work, by using their experiences to shape our policies and initiatives.

You can see more about our D&I action plan here: kier.co.uk/media/6668/di-roadmap-2021.pdf

Closing date: 9 March 2023

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.

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