Marine and Freshwater Ecologist

Partners Of Research Ltd
Eastleigh, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Marine and Freshwater Ecologist

Location: Southampton, other locations considered depending upon experience and circumstance

Salary: Competitive plus benefits package

About the Role

In response to their rapid growth and expanding client base, our client is offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated and commercially-minded aquatic ecologist. They provide a unique mixture of highly specialised environmental services for aquatic environments. They therefore seek an individual with the passion and desire to be involved in a wide range of services, ranging from environmental consultancy, fisheries and benthic ecology surveys, to utilising technologies such as ROVs and aerial UAVs for ecological and asset inspection purposes. Their team provides these specialist services throughout the UK and overseas.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to operate within a commercial context and will be expected to work directly with the company Directors and management teams to provide their current service offering and shape their growing capabilities.

The benefits package includes flexible working arrangements, 27 days holiday (increasing in line with length of service), pension, cycle to work scheme.

About You:

You will have:
  • Commercial experience of undertaking freshwater and / or marine ecological surveys
  • Experience of drafting technical environmental and ecological reports
  • Past experience of providing technical input for environmental impact assessments and associated planning / licensing documentation
  • Knowledge of environmental planning and consenting and associated legislation
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing accurate and high-quality deliverables and service
  • A commercial mindset with experience of providing input into tendering and bids from within a commercial setting

Key Required Skills:
  • Degree in relevant field
  • Good problem solving
  • Ability to swim and work on boats
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability and desire to work outdoors in all weathers and aboard sea going vessels
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to travel and work away from home
  • Good IT skills

Key Desirable Skills:
  • Relevant professional memberships and accreditations
  • Experience of working offshore with associated medical (OGUK) and Boseit etc.
  • Additional relevant qualifications and certifications e.g., electrofishing, HSE first aid
  • Experience of using GIS for data interpretation and presentation purposes
  • Experience of image analysis and data interpretation (including statistical methods) for benthic ecological purposes
  • Knowledge and experience of benthic taxonomic ID and analysis
  • Existing or desire to obtain UAV Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCOs)
  • Understanding of electronics, networking and interfacing of systems

About the Company

The company was established in 2016, since that time, we have undergone rapid growth in terms of revenue, capability and innovation and is now a leading provider of specialist aquatic environmental consultancy and survey services in the UK.

From our base in Southampton, we provide consultancy advice and support as well as ecological, environmental and asset inspection survey services to clients throughout the UK and overseas, with projects as far afield as the Middle East and the Arctic circle. Our clients operate in a range of industry sectors including, civil engineering and construction, ports and harbours, oil and gas, new and existing nuclear power, renewable energy (including, offshore wind, tidal energy and wave energy), public sector, government, NGOs, transport and water.

Through our use of the latest technologies, techniques, innovation and recognised best practice, we aim to lead the way in providing robust and reliable environmental advice, services and support to the industry.

How to Apply

If this role is of interest and you would like to learn more please attach your CV with a covering letter to the link provided and the Hiring Company will be in direct contact.

All the best!

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