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Ecological Consultant - Ecological Clerk of Works

Closing Date - Open

Location: Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire
Salary: Competitive Salary

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 has been acquired by 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

Short-term contract to deliver on-site ecological consultancy support and advice on a major infrastructure project as Project Manager and providing Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW).

Successful candidates will

  • Need previous ECoW experience, particularly on large infrastructure projects.
  • Have experience of a wide range of ecological issues relating to de-vegetation works, including protected species surveys and mitigation.  This will involve ensuring that work is delivered on time and is delivered to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Be able to undertake ecological site assessments to inform precautionary working methods/further mitigation.  
  • Be able to confidently deliver on-site advice and inductions and be prepared to stop contractors from working while further advice is sought, if necessary.
  • Have clear understanding of relevant legislation
  • Manage own time to ensure that work is delivered on time and to the required standards.
  • Be able to write clear, concise reports.
  • Have experience in client management.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Client management experience.

Person specification

  • Have a Degree or Diploma in Ecology / Environmental discipline or other relevant qualification.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience working in Ecology.
  • A full driving licence will be required as will the need for flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location.     
  • Hold European Protected Species licence and have experience in European Protected Species survey work.    
  • Membership of CIEEM/IEMA. 
  • CSCS card

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, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track. Although this is a short-term contract, there will be opportunities available for potential permanent roles in the future for the right person(s). 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.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

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.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 

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 Lisa Hallington, HR Business Partner on 07384 212094 or email lhallington@rsk.co.uk.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK. Candidates should confirm this when applying.

RSK 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

For more information about ADAS and the RSK Group visit www.adas.uk and www.rskgroup.com

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