United Kingdom - South Glamorgan, Cardiff Job Summary AECOM has a vacancy for an Ecological Clerk of Works with good survey, communication and report writing skills to join our Ecology team in Cardiff or Bristol. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a well-established team and be part of a wider national team of over 160 ecologists. As part of the role you will work closely with colleagues in the ecology team as well as other technical disciplines on a wide range of projects. You will be offered support to expand your experience and develop within a structured, friendly team environment. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within an established and successful business that has welfare and wellbeing as core values. The South West and South Wales ecology team enjoys the benefits and security of a large corporation, but we function as a small close-knit and very friendly ecology consultancy with a strong focus on local work where possible. We have experienced mentors within the team who provide support at a personal level and guide the development of skills and experience. There is a programme of internal training courses and a generous budget for external training aligned to your professional development goals. We promote a healthy work-life balance and provide fun social team activities throughout the year. AECOM encourages agile-working and home-office location is flexible within the team if you are willing to travel. At AECOM you can go as far as your ability and desire will take you. It’s about your interests and passions. It’s about the experiences you bring with you, and, it’s about your personal goals and aspirations. We provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals on both regional and national projects that impact our world for the better - and to gain relevant experience which will be of significant benefit to you in your future career. The individual we are looking for will be a team player with a strong aptitude for hard work, client care, project delivery and development of innovative, cost effective solutions in a working environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding. You will deliver ecological consultancy and advisory services to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget. You will need to be equally comfortable working on small or major projects, contributing positively to the successful delivery of projects, notably in the power, infrastructure, renewable, environment and industrial sectors. Role Responsibilities may include: * Supporting liaison with project managers and clients on the delivery of ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects; * Organising and carrying out desk studies and field based habitat, botanical, protected and non-native invasive species surveys; * Undertaking the analysis, evaluation, interpretation and presentation of ecological data, including through production of Ecological Impact Assessments and design of mitigation strategies; * Safe delivery of protected species and habitat surveys; analysis and evaluation of results, impact assessments, and the design and implementation of successful mitigation strategies; * Performing the role of an Ecological Clerk of Works on construction projects; * Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of ecological projects to meet budgets and deadlines; * Communicating effectively with their line manager, project managers, clients, project teams and other members of the ecology team, within projects and with clients by telephone, e-mail, letters and reports; * Technical report writing; * Compliance with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs; and * Undertaking other tasks which add value to the development of the ecology team or support wider environmental business goals, as required. Specific Skills Required: * Detailed knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA); * Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail; * Experience of organising surveys and consulting with land owners regarding access for surveys; * Experience in one or more of the following areas: botanical identification, undertaking Phase 1 Habitat / NVC surveys and protected species surveys, preferably bats or dormouse and if you have licences or are working towards these that would be a significant advantage; * Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation; * Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK and potentially internationally when required by work demand; * Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands (as all roles are likely to involve occasional longer/and or unsociable hours and a degree of working away from home for days/ weeks at a time) Minimum Requirements * Experience of working in an ecology-related job role in the public and / or private sector; * Experience of planning, co-ordinating and leading field surveys; and * Have demonstrable experience in producing a range of reports and providing ecological advice to clients and stakeholders. Specific Skills Required: * Detailed knowledge of UK and EC wildlife legislation and policy; * Professional, organised and thorough approach to work which demonstrates an attention to detail; * Experience of organising surveys and consulting with land owners regarding access for surveys; * Experience in one or more of the following areas: botanical identification, undertaking Phase 1 Habitat and protected species surveys; * Dormouse licence (preferable through NRW) or significant experience of the species is essential; * Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation; * Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK and potentially internationally when required by work demand; * Adaptable and flexible approach to work to meet peaks in demands (as all roles are likely to involve occasional longer/and or unsociable hours and a degree of working away from home for days/ weeks at a time) Preferred Qualifications * You will have a BSc in a relevant subject; and * Ability to travel to site as required. Your benefits will include: Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW * way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle. You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments. What We Offer When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours. Job Category Sciences Business Line Environment Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS) Country United Kingdom Position Status Full-Time Requisition/Vacancy No. 244531BR Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place Virtual: No Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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