Assistant Ecological Consultant / Ecological Consultants (Cambridgeshire)

Closing Date - Friday 20th December 2019.


Location:        Boxworth, Cambridgeshire
Salary:             Competitive
Contract:        Permanent


With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an amazing track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.  We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

ADAS is part of the RSK Group Ltd which is one of Europe's leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies and is ranked number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK.  There has never been a more exciting time to join. 

Our Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries, and as a result of our success in this area, we have a vacancy for an Ecological Consultant. The successful candidate will join a team of Ecology professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Planning, Landscape and Archaeology.

The Role

To deliver ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast-moving, client focussed commercial environment.  This will involve: 

  • Undertaking a wide range of ecological surveys including extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and EcoCheck surveys and more specialist work such as protected species surveys and mitigation. 
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis.
  • Writing and producing concise ecological reports that are compliant with relevant legislation and meet the needs of the client, both in terms of satisfaction and client deadlines.
  • Liaising with clients and statutory bodies.
  • Assisting senior colleagues with more specialist work, for example, provide support on protected species surveys.
  • Gaining experience of protected species licensing with the aim of being a named ecologist on a European Protected Species Licence.
  • Supporting sales activities by assisting with drafting proposals and quotes.
  • Inputting into ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.

Person specification

  • A full driving licence will be required as will the need for flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location.
  • Experience with European Protected Species survey work.
  • Report writing experience and skills
  • Hold a Natural England survey licence or be working towards one.
  • Membership of CIEEM. 

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK ADAS Ltd, a mentor works with you to ensure you set out and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track. Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work-life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the RSK Group careers portal and click ‘apply’.  A personal online account will be set up so you can review the progress of your application.  If you require any additional information about the role please contact, HR Business Partner. The closing dates for applications is 9 am on Friday 20th December 2019.

The RSK Group is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work, and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain. RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area.

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