Ecologist

Recruiter
Mott MacDonald
Location
Birmingham
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

Job ProfileOur environment team provides a wide range of specialist environmental support to internal and external clients and has an increasing workload across infrastructure and development sectors. Due to continuous growth, we now have a need for an experienced graduate ecologist to join our expanding team in Birmingham, based within city centre, close to New Street Station, Grand Central and the Bullring

Based in Birmingham you will be working across the region and nationally and will be supporting not just delivery of nationally important schemes such as HS2, but also smaller schemes that are important to local communities like new schools, better sports clubs, and housing projects. Our Birmingham team are engaged in provision of support to both Public and Private sector clients and we can offer a genuine variety of work, including opportunities in the road and water sectors, with local authorities, energy sector and developers.

This mix of projects will give you the opportunity to develop in new ways, and you will be part of helping us achieve our growth and realise your potential, by driving forward our services to internal and external clients and helping to develop new business for the team/

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

You will be part of a dynamic global ecology practice across Mott MacDonald, who work collaboratively to deliver ecological support and to ensure the development of its members. You will also be part of our Birmingham office community, an increasingly diverse work place that brings together professionals from across disciplines to develop client and people centred solutions to the problems we face, with a focus on integrity and honesty in everything we do.

The role requires a mix of office- and site-based work and will involve working away from home as and when necessary, so travel flexibility and a clean driving licence are important factors. The ideal candidate will have an ecologically-related degree and a relevant Masters degree; and Associate membership of CIEEM (or eligibility for applying). The role will involve contact with external clients, the general public and many internal colleagues, so good communication skills and presentation are essential.

If you are looking for variety, want to be part of a company that is changing but values its people, that provides opportunities for social and career development then we would like to hear from you.

Your experience should have a good mixture of the following:

* Degree or relevant masters in ecology or directly related subject.
* Minimum two years full-time experience in a consultancy environment.
* Significant experience with a strong focus on preliminary ecological assessments, Phase 1 ecological survey and planning support
* Protected species licences are desirable and holding at least one personal protected species licence is preferred.
* Be experienced in liaising with regulatory bodies to negotiate and obtain consents.
* Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice.
* High level of personal responsibility.
* Adaptable and flexible approach to different project requirements.
* Strong report writing skills.
* Proficient in Word and Excel and ideally ArcGIS.
* Driving licence.
* Associate CIEEM membership

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