Lead Ecologist

  • Job Reference: RNS-018-6357
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Assystem
  • Website: https://www.assystem.com/en/sectors/nuclear/
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Pension, 25 days' holiday
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Science & Technology, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: ASAP

Job Description

Summary:
We are looking for an Ecological Team Leader to join our friendly team. You will have proven experience of managing junior members of staff and sound technical ability to review reports.
You should be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport. A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Schofield Lothian have been providing specialised construction industry consultancy services since 1979, delivering sustainable performance improvements within five practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; Environment & Sustainability; and Contract Services.

Having an excellent reputation within the transport & infrastructure and property market sectors, they have developed relationships with a wide array of industry clients.

In an exciting development, Schofield Lothian & Assystem have allied with the intention of providing a comprehensive range of services and solutions across the industry. Schofield Lothian combining their focused knowledge and experience with Assystem's long history in the provision of design & project management, construction supervision and digital transformation services.

Summary:
We are looking for an Ecological Team Leader to join our friendly team. You will have proven experience of managing junior members of staff and sound technical ability to review reports.
You should be a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).


Roles & responsibilities:

  • Directing and managing projects
  • Managing the day-to-day workload of our ecology team
  • Providing technical guidance and support to the ecology team
  • Supervising and mentoring team members
  • Providing in-house continuing professional development (cpd) training
  • Supporting the Associate Director
  • Liaising with clients and other organisations to promote strong working relationships and effective communication

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent, proven team management skills, including ability to lead, inspire and develop staff
  • Workload planning and resourcing skills
  • Business development skills and ability to win new business and developing new service; experience of managing complex projects, including financial management
  • Experience of supervision, supporting and management of more junior ecologists including in their career development
  • hold a Natural England survey licence for bats and have held EPS mitigation licences for bats or GCN within the last three years
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven technical experience
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Experience of critically reviewing others work including preliminary ecological appraisal and protected species survey reports
  • Extensive surveying experience including Phase 1/preliminary ecological appraisal and protected species survey
  • Thorough understanding of UK/EU nature conservation legislation and planning policy
  • Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM)

Other Requirements:

  • Must be physically fit and be willing and able to able to work in all weather conditions necessary to carry out collection of data
  • Be prepared to travel for work
  • Flexible on working hours, as there will be some evening and night work; and
  • A full UK driving licence