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Assistant Ecologist / Ecologist

  1. Cardiff
R-115276

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To meet our growing project workload and help us design and apply new approaches to our work, we are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Ecologist to join our Epsom office and become a part of the London and the South East Ecology Practice at AtkinsRéalis.

At AtkinsRéalis, our team of over 130 ecologists work throughout the UK to deliver a diverse range of challenging and exciting projects that benefit our clients, biodiversity, and society. Our ecology team also won the inaugural CIEEM Large-Scale Consultancy of the Year Award in 2018 and has been highly commended in the same award category each year thereafter.

We are proud to promote nature-based solutions across a range of market sectors; collaborating with clients to positively contribute to the carbon net zero agenda and biodiversity and climate emergencies. We are particularly passionate about the implementation of biodiversity net gain on our projects and have placed ourselves at the forefront of this approach.

We positively encourage pushing boundaries, promoting innovation, knowledge sharing and working inclusively across our diverse team. We are fully committed to promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. We want everyone to feel respected, empowered, and able to realise their full potential as important members of our team.

Flexible working is a core part of our culture at AtkinsRéalis, and we appreciate that different people have different priorities. We recognise that a healthy work/life balance is integral to wellbeing, and we are extremely supportive of individual requirements for flexible and remote working. The ideal candidate would be looking to work in a hybrid manner, based on our Epsom office and undertaking surveys across the southeast of England.

Joining us, you will have the opportunity to contribute to nationally significant and high-profile projects, with many of our projects winning awards for biodiversity enhancements, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Read more about how you can thrive with us: Equality, diversity & inclusion in the UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com).

What you will be doing:

  • Providing ecological support to a varied range of projects across different sectors and collaborating with our multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Planning and co-ordinating field surveys, analysing and interpreting survey results.
  • Undertaking field surveys and managing survey data.
  • Authoring ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals.
  • Undertaking mapping using QGIS.
  • Assisting with bid preparation and building client relationships.

About you:

Ideally, you would have the following qualifications and/or attributes:

  • A degree in ecology, biology, zoology, or closely related field (desirable but not essential).
  • At least qualifying membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), or an application in process (AtkinsRéalis to cover membership costs).
  • Experience in UK Habitat survey (Field Identification Skills Certificate (FISC) level 3 +, or demonstrable experience equating to this level would be desirable).
  • Survey skills for one or more protected species (a protected species licence(s) would be desirable).
  • An understanding of UK wildlife legislation, planning policies, licensing requirements and best practice survey techniques.
  • Understanding of biodiversity net gain (BNG).
  • Experience of producing ecological reports, including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Reports.
  • Strong collaborative behaviours to interface with multi-disciplinary teams and other stakeholders.
  • Willingness to complete field surveys and travel to locations within South Wales.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A full valid UK/EEC driving licence.

What we offer?

  • Competitive salaries and a huge range of other benefits.
  • Paid overtime and/or TOIL system.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus paid bank holidays, plus the ability to buy up to 15 extra days.
  • Part-time and/or flexible hours contracts.
  • Paid professional memberships.
  • Paid for individual iPhone and use of digital hardware for work purposes.
  • Tailored training and mentoring schemes to advance your career.
  • Opt-in flexible benefits such as medical insurance, gym membership, cycle-to-work scheme, childcare vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions; And so much more.

Our team are proud to promote nature-based solutions across a range of market sectors; collaborating with clients to positively contribute to the carbon net zero agenda and biodiversity and climate emergencies. We are particularly passionate about the implementation of biodiversity net gain on our projects and have placed ourselves at the forefront of this approach. We positively encourage pushing boundaries, promoting innovation, knowledge sharing and ensure staff have time allocated to get involved in our technical network and innovations.

AtkinsRéalis are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. We have a commitment to identify and recruit from the most diverse talent pool and develop new and improved ways to sponsor talent from underrepresented groups. We have a range of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network groups encouraging an inclusive workplace where all employees can flourish, including Embrace (supporting minority ethnicities), Enable (supporting visible and invisible disabilities) Equilibrium (for LGBT+ colleagues), Menopause at Work, Neurodiversity (for variations in learning, attention, and other mental functions), ParentNet, and Empower (providing professional support by and for women).

Here at AtkinsRéalis, well-being is at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise that there is more to life than work and that making time for the other things is crucial for health and happiness. Therefore, if working from home, working part-time, or having flexible start and finish times will help with this, we are more than happy to discuss individual requirements (and to keep these requirements flexible going forward). We utilise a paid overtime and TOIL system, which also helps individuals to make time for the things that are important to them and prevents staff burn out during the busy season.” Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; AtkinsRéalis will work for you. Similarly, AtkinsRéalis’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

Training:

AtkinsRéalis develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development process which is regularly reviewed. You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company. AtkinsRéalis will support you in your professional development, whether with CIEEM, IEMA, CIWEM or others, we support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions, this includes paying your annual membership and providing access to training.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need. Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party. You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt into a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child-care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package YourReward at AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.com).

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearanceIf this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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