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Assistant Natural Environment Officer (Ecosystems and Biodiversity) - Cheshire West and Chester Council

Remuneration:

£24,313- £26,470

Location: Chester
Closing Date: 24 May
Apply:

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Professional Registration Required? Not specified

Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Natural Environment Officer to help it protect and enhance the borough’s natural environment, which includes internationally important rivers and estuaries, meres and mosses, nationally significant examples of ancient woodlands, grasslands and lowland heathlands, and a range of protected species.

Promoting the conservation of biodiversity through the planning system with developers, government agencies and planners is a challenging role, and you will need to constantly push forward best professional practice and respond to changes in government policy to maximise the benefits for biodiversity.

You will also assist in the provision of specialist advice to other Council services and integrate biodiversity into their work to ensure that the authority is fulfilling its statutory and regulatory obligations. The successful candidate will also help develop income generation opportunities and work with partners to develop ecosystems and biodiversity projects.

You will have previous experience in ecology and must have a sound knowledge of habitats and species and relevant legislation.  Negotiating, interpersonal and presentation skills and an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary partnership environment are essential.

Application forms and further details are available on our website www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

For further information contact Ian Hesketh, Total Environment.

Tel: 07500 608601

email: ian.hesketh@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Please quote job reference number 320 in all correspondence. 

 

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: 

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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: 

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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: 

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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


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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