Ecologist - Civils Construction
Dungiven, County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Primary Industry
My Client part of a Consortium are working on a project that will construct a high standard dual carriageway, including a bypass , with roundabouts connecting the scheme to the existing road network at either end.
This is a strategically important route as it connects the North West to Belfast and beyond. The existing road carries around 15,000 vehicles per day and with traffic levels continuing to grow, this very significant investment will greatly improve road safety and journey times by reducing congestion.
They are now looking for an Ecologist to join their team on a permanent basis to work on the Project.
Duties will include:
On site - to undertake surveys of animals, plants and their environment
Researching the impact of construction and other human activity
Building computer models to predict effects of construction work
Advising on legal regulations in relation to protected species
Identifying and recording details of habitats and species
Producing reports detailing the potential environmental impact of any disruption to the environment and making recommendations on how best to manage it
Analysing data collected
Advising project stakeholders
Providing expert advice on environmental legislation
Preparing reports and recommendations
Visiting site during construction to monitor that all works are carried out as agreed
Advising planners, engineers, designers and construction firms
Apply for licences and consents when required.
Deliver toolbox talks and share technical knowledge.
Advise sub-contractors and in-house teams working on ecologically sensitive works.
An honours degree in ecology, environmental science or related discipline (essential).
Postgraduate qualification (desirable). Full membership (or to have eligibility if not currently held) of relevant institution (cf. CIEEM, IEMA).
Confidence to work independently, and as part of a team.
Self-motivated with the ability to learn quickly.
Excellent organisational and planning skills.
Ability to work with non-technical audiences and communicate effectively.
Proficient IT skills (including GIS and mobile data capture).
Full clean driving licence.
A good level of technical understanding
Knowledge of key environmental / ecological legislation, UK protected and invasive species.Understanding of habitat creation techniques, habitat management theory and practice and conservation management and planning.
Experience of environmental condition assessment.
Flexible approach and willingness to be reactive working in a fast paced environment.
Commitment and enthusiastic with a positive approach to problem-solving.
Sound organiser with proven ability to set priorities and to see tasks through to completion.
If you are interested in the role please call Kelly (Apply online only) or send me your CV to