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Assistant Membership Officer - Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

Remuneration:

£24,036 – £25,646 per annum (pro-rata)

Location:

Winchester

Closing date:

26 April - 12 noon

Apply:

https://cieem.net/job/assistant-membership-officer/

Professional Registration Required?

Not specified

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the leading professional membership body for ecologists and environmental managers working to protect and enhance the natural environment. Working as part of the Membership Team, you will provide a high-quality, membership-related advice and administrative service to our members and applicants. This is an excellent time to join this busy team as they welcome more applicants than ever before, so they are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient administrator with excellent inter-personal skills.

Excellent benefits include 25 days annual leave, flexible working and generous pension arrangements.

This is a part-time (currently 30 hours per week), but it may also be possible to make this full-time for the right candidate.

Interview Date:                 Tuesday 7th May 2019

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting

 


Principal Ecologist - Norfolk Wildlife Services

Remuneration:

£37,000 to £39,000

Location:

Norwich, Norfolk

Closing date:

29 April 

Apply:

https://cieem.net/job/principal-ecologist/

Professional Registration Required?

No, but Chartered Ecologist status an advantage

 

Norfolk Wildlife Services (NWS) is the ecological consultancy arm of Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) and offers a range of ecological and arboricultural consultancy services to a wide range of clients in Norfolk and the wider region.

NWS was formed in 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary trading company of NWT. It currently employs three ecologists, an arboriculturalist, and two part time business officers (job share). It also utilises a number of subcontractors and other ecological consultants to increase capacity at peak times and draw on additional expertise. It is steered and advised by a Board of Directors and currently, a consultant business adviser. NWS donates all profits to NWT to further its conservation objectives. Since its formation, over £700,000 has been contributed in this way.

NWS is a member of The Wildlife Trust Consultancies, a network of 22 ecological consultancies associated with local wildlife trusts around the UK. NWS is ISO9001 certified.

A new Business Plan has been adopted which envisages further growth, investment in staff development and an increase in marketing. We are currently seeking a Principal Ecologist to join the team and lead it through the next exciting phase of its development.

With the support of the NWS Board of Directors and the NWS team, you will work to ensure the effective development and management of the consultancy as a commercial business, providing professional, well respected ecological services whilst making profits to donate to Norfolk Wildlife Trust in support of its conservation work.

Job Description  

You will be a qualified Senior or Principal Ecologist with a degree or equivalent in ecology (or similar), and full membership of CIEEM. Post graduate or additional professional qualifications and Chartered Ecologist status would be an advantage. You will have substantial experience of the delivery of ecological work, preferably in a commercial consultancy environment, including possession of relevant European Protected Species License authorities. You will also have demonstrable experience of leading and managing specialist staff, ensuring their effective performance and continuing personal and professional development.

A more detailed job description and job details can be found here. You may also wish to visit Norfolk Wildlife Services' website for more information about the organisation.

Application Procedure

You apply via a statement of application outlining why you consider yourself suitable for the post and what particular experience, skills and attributes you have which will enable you to fulfil the requirements of the job.  It would help the selection panel if you refer to the enclosed job description and its duties and requirements in writing your statement. Please state where you first saw the post advertised.

Candidates should support this application by attaching a copy of their CV, giving full details of education, employment and outlining relevant experience.  Please also supply details of two referees.  A CV submitted alone will not be considered.

Applications should be marked “Private and Confidential” and emailed to recruitment@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Closing date for all applications is midday 29th April 2019.

Interviews will take in Norwich on 8th May 2019.

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting

 


Website Administrator (PWA) - Energy Institute

 Remuneration:

 up to £26,000pa plus benefits

 Location: 

London

 Closing date: 

Not specified

 Apply:

https://www.energyinst.org/about/job-vacancies/job-vacancies-list/website-administrator2

Professional Registration Required?

 Not specified
 

 

Have you got web development skills and want to build on your abilities as part of a small, dedicated in-house digital team?
Do you want to be part of an organisation that supports people working across the energy industry and tackling climate change?
If so, the EI want to hear from you!


The Energy Institute is looking to appoint a talented and creative Website Administrator who is keen to learn and work with modern web capabilities.


Reporting to the Head of Digital Development

1 year contract, renewable


Benefits including central London location and compressed working scheme (extended daily hours in return for every other Friday off).



The Energy Institute (EI) is the Chartered Professional Membership Body bringing global energy expertise together. Their ambition is that energy, and its critical role in our world, is better understood, managed and valued.

They have ambitious plans for the growth of their digital channels both in the UK and internationally. A key focus for your role will be to oversee the performance and manage the EI’s new Learning from Incidents PWA to enhance the user experience.

You will be responsible for improving the quality of the PWA by making updates to the pages in accordance with established standards and guidelines. In addition to that, you will oversee the PWA maintenance and provide support and troubleshooting to PWA users and advice and assistance to colleagues using the PWA.

You will be keen to learn and progress within a digital focused role. As part of the Digital Development Team, the ideal candidate for this role will have experience of developing user-focused online products and services, experience in developing functionality using a content management system (Squiz Matrix or similar), ability to programme within a variety of languages (JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5), knowledge of SEO indicators and search-based applications and an aptitude for good user-centric design. 

The role will work closely with communication and marketing colleagues across the EI.

Benefits:
Training and professional development opportunities
Compressed working scheme – extended daily hours in return for every other Friday off
All-company/team socials
25 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
Cycle to Work Scheme
Season Ticket Loan
Great office culture


Please send CV and covering letter to hr4@energyinst.org or Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR.
The covering letter should be no more than one side and should convey the three key reasons for your suitability. 

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting

 


Consultant Ecologist - Kingfisher Ecology Ltd

 Remuneration:   £23,000 and £28,000 (dependent upon experience)
 Location:  Redlynch, Salisbury, Wiltshire
 Closing Date:   19 April
 Apply:  https://cieem.net/job/consultant-ecologist/ 
 Professional Body Membership/ Registration Required?   CIEEM membership required

 

Kingfisher Ecology Ltd is a small, family-run consultancy based in South Wiltshire, working across the South of England up to the Welsh borders and across to East Anglia. They have a reputation for both excellence in technical delivery and a professional and pragmatic approach. As well as Ecological Consultancy, they provide services in Arboricultural Consultancy, Sustainable Buildings Consultancy, and Habitat Management. Their projects range from single homes up to large scale multi-phased developments and infrastructure projects. Their small team is friendly, professional and focused on providing a high level of professionalism.

Job Description: 

Role:  They are seeking a motivated team player with consultancy experience who is looking to take on a team leadership role within a busy consultancy based in South Wiltshire. As a Consultant Ecologist you will be integral to the delivery of ecological surveys and assessments across Central and South of England.

Primary duties will include:

  • Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • Protected Species Surveys
  • Ecological Clerk of Works
  • Ecological Watching Briefs
  • Ecological Impact Assessments
  • Mitigation Design & Implementation
  • Desk Studies
  • Producing detailed reports and maps
  • Supervision of Field Surveyors
  • Supporting the preparation of fee estimates
  • Maintaining client relationships
  • Liaising with Local Authorities

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Ecology or related subject
  • 3+ years experience working as a Consultant Ecologist – undertaking ecological surveys, producing high quality reports, writing mitigation licences
  • European Protected Species Licence(s) – Dormouse (essential), Bat, Great Crested Newt (beneficial)
  • Full, clean driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • CIEEM membership

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • CSCS card holder
  • CAD experience (preferably AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT)
  • GIS Mapping experience
  • Experience with bat analysis software

They are looking for some one who is ambitious, confident and enthusiastic. A self-starter with good communication skills and the ability to adapt to the needs of the business. You must be prepared to work anti-social hours. Any operator tickets and climbing tickets are beneficial, training can be offered to the right candidate.

Salary & Benefits:

Offering between £23,000 and £28,000 (dependent upon experience)

21 days paid holiday plus bank holidays.

Flexible working arrangements can be agreed.

Training opportunities throughout the year, and ability to enhance portfolio with range of skills.

To apply: Email your CV and covering letter to info@kingfisherecology.co.uk

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting

 


 

Environmental Scientist - Jacobs

Remuneration:  

Competitive

Location: 

Ideally Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Reading or Southampton, however suitable candidates may be offered alternative office locations

Closing Date: 

Not specified

Apply: 

Fill in form here

Professional Registration Required? 

Yes - must be Chartered,or nearing Chartership

 

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally. With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years. We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Our Environment, Maritime and Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are seeking a number of Senior Environmental Scientists.

Coordinating and managing EIA or SEA projects, including those in the highways, utilities and power sectors.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining our high quality of environmental deliverables and ensuring sound project financial performance.
  • Providing client advice and support on technical matters relating to planning, EIA and practical environmental management.
  • Liaising with clients, engineers and other design team members.
  • Mentoring and providing leadership of junior staff.
  • Supporting business development initiatives

We offer flexible working patterns and welcome applications from candidates who are seeking reduced hours’ contracts.

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting


Environmental Manager - BAM Nuttall

Remuneration:  

Competitive

Location: 

Southampton

Closing Date: 

Not specified

Apply: 

Fill in form here

Professional Registration Required? 

Yes - Must be Chartered Environmentalist or working towards status

 

BAM Nuttall is focused on providing the highest professional standards in the civil engineering market, with emphasis on building strong, honest and long lasting relationships with satisfied customers. We have established an unrivalled reputation for delivering complex and challenging civil engineering projects that have played a significant role in shaping the infrastructure of modern Britain.

 We currently have an opportunity for an Environment Manager to join our Highways team working on the M27 Smart Motorway project between Southampton and Portsmouth. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Set a personal example by adopting best practice.
  • Identify and manage environmental planning requirements for projects
  • Monitor and develop environmental performance across projects
  • Provide proposals to the company environment manager for amendment, development and improvement of existing system documentation
  • Ensure environment issues are discussed at review meetings
  • Advise and guide area managers, agents and others in setting up, implementing and maintaining environment management systems
  • Assist with prequels, tenders, submissions and vendor evaluations
  • Communicate and promote environment management ethos and concepts
  • Develop and deliver training and presentations
  • Foster good relationships with stakeholders - regulators (EA, LA’s etc.) / consultants and other supply chain specialists
  • Prepare / submit reports as required
  • Communicate best practice across the business
  • Carry out regular audits and inspections of sites, supply chain etc.
  • Attend tender interviews and presentations to clients as required
  • Incident investigation and reporting
  • Mentor and coach staff with environment duties / responsibilities.


For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting

 


Principal EIA Consultant - AECOM

Remuneration:  

Competitive

Location: 

Birmingham or Leeds

Closing Date: 

Not specified

Apply: 

Fill in form here

Professional Registration Required? 

No - Chartered Environmentalist status an advantage

 

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking Principal level EIA Coordinators/ Environmental Consultants to join our established Environment and Planning Team based in our Birmingham office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of our most highly rated EIA teams in the UK.

By joining our 70 plus Environment and Planning Team in the Midlands and North, we offer you the potential to be involved across a wide range of development projects – including railways, highways, ports and airports, power plants, power transmission lines, and oil and gas developments. You will provide environmental inputs across project lifecycles; from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design and construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.

 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to a wide range of development projects
  • Manage and coordinate preparation of EIA screening and scoping activities, Environmental Statements including the technical review of specialist chapters
  • Liaise with clients and internal supply teams
  • Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Team (both within Birmingham and across the UK), delegating activities to staff as applicable
  • Work with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account
  • Monitor and manage budgets
  • Assist with business development activities and manage preparation of technical proposals.

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting


Senior or Principal Environmental (EIA) Consultant - WSP

Remuneration:  

Competitive

Location: 

Leeds

Closing Date: 

30 April 2019

Apply: 

Fill in form here

Professional Registration Required? 

No - Chartered Environmentalist status preferred

 

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

WSP are searching for an Environmental Consultant with post graduate experience in environmental consultancy, with a good understanding of the UK planning and consents process and EIA experience.

The post will be with our Environmental Assessment, Management and Town Planning (EAM&TP) team based in our Leeds office. The role will involve work across the rest of the UK.

The successful candidate will need to be commercially aware and familiar with managing budgets as part of project delivery. They will be working on a broad range of work including bidding, inception, assessment and consenting. Excellent report writing and communication skills are essential.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working on, including coordination of multidisciplinary teams working on planning projects.
  • Managing the drafting, assembly and editing of Environmental Statements and reviewing of topic specialists’ inputs.
  • Project management with effective budgetary control on projects.
  • Desk studies, research, data management and report writing.
  • Liaising with internal and external clients and statutory bodies, and public consultation, as necessary.
  • Managing and preparing consent applications which may include Town and Country Planning, Development Consent Order, Transport and Works Act etc.
  • Managing the commercial role such as time, fee and other cost estimates and bid preparation.
  • Provide support and guidance to junior consultants and where required, oversee/ mentor their work.
  • Be conversant with, and actively commit to, company health & safety policy and requirements.
  • Build good internal relationships through responsiveness and a commercial approach.
  • Follow company and business unit procedures and administration requirements.
  • Organise and manage work in a professional and responsible manner

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting


Seasonal Ecologist (Temporary) - Jacobs

Remuneration:  

Competitive

Location: 

Reading, Southampton, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds or Birmingham.

Closing Date: 

Not specified 

Apply: 

Fill in form here

Professional Registration Required? 

No - Must be eligible for membership of CIEEM. Chartered Environmentalist registration through CIEEM desirable. 

 

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years. We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Our Environment, Maritime and Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

Our ecology team is currently over a hundred strong which means technical as well as career mentoring to ensure your continued professional development. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality.

We employ a number of field biologists and ecologists to assist with and undertake data collection and monitoring commitments on projects. We are now looking for field scientists to support our project commitments on a range of contract types. We are looking for seasonal ecologists across the following locations; Reading, Southampton, Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the national team of ecologists working on a variety of projects
  • Survey support and logistic planning
  • Ecological surveying and biological data collection
  • Producing quality assured ecology deliverables
  • Report Writing

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting


Senior Ecologist  - Atkins

Remuneration:  

Competitive

Location: 

Birmingham/Derby

Closing Date: 

Not specified

Apply:  Fill in form here
Professional Registration Required? 

No - Desirable and must be eligible for CEnv. Must be full member of CIEEM

Atkins Ecology is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Ecologist to join our current ecology team in our Derby/ Birmingham offices. 

Atkins is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies. We work on challenging and exciting projects across a range of market sectors including transportation, cities, water, energy and defence. Our services include ecological surveys, impact assessment, ecology design, clerk-of-works, and licensing. 

Atkins Ecology aim to be at the forefront of innovation and technological advances, and actively encourage staff to contribute and develop new ideas. Our team and projects have won awards and commendations for biodiversity enhancements, innovation and knowledge sharing, including winning the CIEEM 2018 Large-Scale Consultancy of the Year Award. 

Atkins currently has over 80 ecologists based in offices around the UK. We operate across the UK and internationally, and are organised into regional practices within which staff collaborate on projects with colleagues from other environmental and engineering disciplines. 

The successful candidate will join our midlands Ecology Practice and can be based either in our Derby/ Birmingham offices.


The Role 

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Build client relationships and generate opportunities; 
  • Recruit new staff where needed; 
  • Mentor junior colleagues; 
  • Manage and lead the ecological input to a varied range of projects across different sectors; 
  • Lead, plan and co-ordinate field surveys and plan and co-ordinate ecological mitigation works; 
  • Undertake reporting and ecological impact assessments; 
  • Prepare bids and help win work for the team; and 
  • Collaborate with our multi-disciplinary teams within the region. 

    Qualifications 
  •  A degree in a relevant discipline. 
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). 
  • Chartered Ecologist or Chartered Environmentalist status would be an advantage (if not, we would expect you to be keen to work towards Chartered status); and 
  • A full valid UK/EEC driving licence. 

 

For more information on Job Role, Person Specification and Contact Details, please follow the link to the job posting

 

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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