Environmental Specialist - Ecologist

Recruiter
Kier Limited
Location
Basingstoke
Posted
06 Jun 2018
Closes
18 Jun 2018
Environmental Specialist - Ecologist Location: Basingstoke or Winchester Kier Strategic Highways is currently recruiting for an Environmental Specialist - Ecologist to join the Area 3 highways maintenance contract. Job Purpose: To undertake ecological surveys and to assist the Environment Team with various activities, in particular undertaking environmental assessments. Working in the Area 3 contract supporting highways design for Highways England contract. Key Responsibilities: Engage with and provide professional advice on ecological matters to relevant client personnel. Undertake and manage ecological assessment work: field surveys and mitigation design for legally protected sites, habitats and species; Carry out surveys to identify areas of potential and current ecological value, including desk study and field study for protected species. Compile environmental assessments. Liaise with contractors regarding ecological elements of scheme implementation. Liaise with members of the public and third parties regarding complaints/requests Assist in the execution of Designated Funds work. Ensure compliance with the Information Management System and Kier processes and procedures. Adopt and implement the client's Policies and Strategic Environmental Plan, promoting environmental principles and best practice with both Highways England and Kier Highways Area 3 Team. Actively promote Health and Safety in the workplace, setting a good example to other employees and ensuring awareness of and compliance with the general Health and Safety responsibilities as set out in the Health and Safety Procedures Manual. Perform other duties as may from time to time be reasonably required. Key Skills and Qualifications: BSc and/or MSc in Ecology or related subject. Sound and proven knowledge of UK and European nature conservation legislation and relevant local and national planning guidance and processes. Possession of protected species licences would be an advantage Excellent written English and report writing skills. Drivers licence. About Kier: Make the journey. Leave a legacy. Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture. Kier is an inclusive employer. Let's shape your world together. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/81660350

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