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Environmental Scientist - EIA & Ecology - London, UK

Job ID: 1520445
Job Views: 509
Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Category: Biotech, Science, Research, Pharmaceutical, QA-Quality Control
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 04.08.2017

Job Description

Job Description:

To work as part of a busy Ecology and EIA team in the South East of the UK and London To work as part of a busy Ecology and EIA team in the South East of the UK and London: organising, implementing and reporting on ecological surveys; assisting with ecological impact assessment and mitigation design; and providing ecological supervision of construction work. The role will support a range of infrastructure projects including flood risk management schemes (Environment Agency), Smart Motorway and other highway schemes (Highways England), rail schemes (HS2 Ltd and Network Rail) as well as local transport schemes. There is also a need to have experience and understanding of Environmental Assessment and EIA report writing. Assist with project ecological surveys, report preparation and ecological impact assessment, as follows: Collate information and undertake detailed desktop ecological appraisals; Carry out Phase 1 habitat surveys and possibly other habitat surveys; Carry out protected species surveys; Prepare ecological survey maps and reports; Assist with carrying out ecological impact assessment; Carry out Environmental Clerk of Works role or similar supervisory roles; EIA skills and a willingness to work as a generalist with our EIA team. Assist with preparing protected species licence applications Advise clients/contractors on ecological issues including giving short talks; Consultation with landowners, ecological bodies and other stakeholders; Carry out relevant health and safety training and activities as required and complete risk assessments for site visits and surveys; Be willing to work as part of a team to learn and expand their ecological experience, including obtaining protected species licences as appropriate. Candidate must be willing to undertake moderate (significant at times) travel within the UK to other offices and site surveying locations sometimes staying locally for several days. The minimum qualifications for this position are: The ideal candidate should possess: A Bachelor's degree in Ecology or a related subject within environmental sciences with a strong Ecology background (or equivalent). A Master's degree in an ecological subject would be advantageous but not essential Experience of field ecology, survey techniques and of carrying out surveys as part of infrastructure design or construction. Experience of consulting with stakeholders (Natural England and others) Experience of organising surveys and consulting with land owners regarding access for surveys. Knowledge of UK environmental /ecological policy and legislation. Good understanding of ecological impact assessment methods and reporting. Good report writing, written and oral communication skills CSCS card or evidence of similar H&S training or accreditation is desirable as is understanding of working safely on surveys and construction sites. CIEEM or similar membership and working towards Chartership. Full UK driving licence (essential) Other skills: Able to work independently and as part of a team Able to plan and organize own work Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change Motivated and enthused member of the team / ecologist Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers. Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry. Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M. Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

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