ARCADIS Job Vacancy: Senior Ecologist - London, England

ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health and safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 27,000 people that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

Our 60 plus strong ecology team have over 20 years of experience undertaking the full range of ecological surveys and assessments, as well as the provision of advice on masterplanning, mitigation and enhancement design, ecosystem service and natural capital assessment and arboriculture.

Presently, we are engaged on a variety of large and interesting projects, including Urban and Greenfield Residential Development, Highway and Rail Schemes, Power Stations, Electrical and Gas Infrastructure, and are working for a wide selection of clients based throughout the UK, including the EDF Energy, National Grid, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Highways England, Network Rail, The Canals and Rivers Trust and Housing Associations.  We are also involved in international work via Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments and our natural capital community of practice.

Owing to our continued success, we are now looking to recruit a high calibre Senior Ecologist with proven consultancy experience to work within our Environment team based in London which has currently an 8 person Ecology team. You will be engaged upon an extensive portfolio of ecology schemes for construction and development projects.

To be considered for the role we are seeking candidates with the following credentials:

Minimum Academic Qualifications:
  • You will hold a relevant Degree, ideally with a further education qualification
  • Full member of CIEEM
Essential Experience:
  • Excellent commercial and project management skills
  • Excellent reporting skills, with a proven track record in writing ecological appraisals, EcIAs and Ecology Chapters for Environmental Statements
  • Detailed knowledge of ecological principles, relevant wildlife legislation and ecological impact assessment (EcIA)
  • In-depth knowledge of particular plant or animal groups and appropriate field survey skills
  • Ability to lead surveys and manage survey teams
  • Ideally hold Survey and/or Development Licences
Duties & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be accountable for the coordination and completion of assigned tasks and projects within the Business Unit or project team. As we operate in such a diverse marketplace, we are confident that you will gain experience of working on a wide and varied portfolio of projects which will enhance your skills and test your technical knowledge.

You will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery of projects to meet time, budgetary and SHEQ targets, managing the ecological aspects of the client relationship so that delivery exceeds client expectations. You will take a leadership role on small to medium sized projects, providing both direction and technical advice and leading by example.

We will ensure that we offer personal development which will allow you to progress your career and offer you the opportunity to be mentored by industry-recognised Technical Leaders in their field who will lend you their experience and ensure that the training you receive will give you the best possible chance of success.

Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage small to medium sized projects (including budgets and cashflow), attend meetings, provide advice to clients and manage bid production
  • Undertake ecological surveys, oversee/undertake the analysis of results of field surveys, and manage the production of reports, impact assessments, biodiversity strategies and other documents
  • Provide advice on ecological issues, both at an in-depth level within own area of expertise but also on a broad range of issues
  • Compile licence applications, including developing mitigation and monitoring
  • Undertake/supervise mitigation and monitoring of licensed work and liaise with statutory authorities
  • Provide training at staff meetings and to smaller groups of staff
  • Contribute to the development of best practice with respect to training and survey standards, as appropriate
  • Manage budgets and the production of bids.
What do we offer?
We offer a dynamic challenging job with an international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business, a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

How to Apply:
Applying could not be easier, please click the link below and follow the simple steps to upload your CV and commence what could be the next and most fulfilling chapter in your career to date. We really look forward to hearing from you.