At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.
It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.
As a Consultant Ecologist you would join a team of over 50 ecologists with more than 30 years of experience undertaking ecological surveys and assessments, as well as the provision of advice on soil, land use, hydrological and sustainable drainage issues, arboriculture, ecosystem service, natural capital assessment, biodiversity strategies and metrics and cultural heritage. During this time, we have undertaken over 2,000 projects covering a wide range of environmental disciplines throughout the UK, in Europe and beyond, for public and private clients.
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 EDF Energy, National Grid, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Highways England, Network Rail, the Canal and River 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.
Reporting to your line manager and team leader you will be accountable for the coordination and completion of assigned tasks and projects within the Business Unit or project team. You will be engaged upon an extensive portfolio of ecology schemes for construction and development projects which includes both standalone ecology projects and work for our internal clients. 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.
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:
Assisting on a range of projects, and assisting with bid production
Undertake and assist on ecological surveys,
Undertake the production of PEAs and assist with producing biodiversity strategies and other documents
Undertake and assist with licence applications, including developing mitigation and monitoring
Undertake/supervise mitigation and monitoring of licensed work and assist with liaison with statutory authorities
Partake in training with respect to best practice and survey standards, as appropriate
- Experience in writing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs) and can contribute to the production of other ecological reports such as the scoping and baseline sections of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIAs) and biodiversity net gain reports
- Demonstrates understanding of and applies environmental legislation, policy and guidance
- Can identify a range of commonly found taxa/species associated with recognised broad habitat types, using keys and field identification guides
- Ability to undertake extended Phase 1 habitat surveys
- Ideally hold a survey licence for one or more species
- Takes responsibility for ensuring own adherence to biosecurity and health and safety protocols
- You will hold a relevant degree, ideally a secondary degree or accreditation.
- Be a member of CIEEM at the appropriate level.
- Excellent communicator
- Full driving licence and ability to travel when necessary
At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people ﬁrst’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions. Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other beneﬁts include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, ﬂexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.
We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.