AECOM Consultant Aquatic Ecologist in Basingstoke, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke
AECOM's Water Environment team are looking to recruit an experienced Consultant Aquatic Ecologist to work out of our Basingstoke or Croydon offices. Other office locations in the South of England may be considered.
We are looking for a self-reliant and committed candidate who thrives on challenges and is happy to collaborate across disciplines. They will be:
Willing to pursue excellence and implement innovative and bespoke methods to meet the requirements of complex, multi-disciplinary projects.
Sensitive to client needs and possess strong problem-solving and inter-personal skills.
Able to communicate effectively with their line manager, project managers, project teams, colleagues, stakeholders and clients in person, by telephone, e-mail and reports;
Able to demonstrate a professional, organised and thorough approach to work and time management which will involve attention to detail;
Adaptable and flexible in terms of timekeeping so that peaks in demand can be met. The role may involve occasional longer/unsociable hours and short periods away from home.
Desirable Job Requirements:
Possess the motivation, initiative and organizational skills needed to work effectively in a busy multi-disciplinary environment;
Contribute to field work in a range of aquatic habitats: fish, macroinvertebrates, crayfish, aquatic macrophytes, riparian mammals, River Habitat Survey;
Demonstrate suitable field identification skills for your area of interest or specialism, with wider knowledge of freshwater ecology and habitats;
Work within a network of water scientists and ecologists in the UK and Ireland with opportunities to contribute to multi-disciplinary projects, including Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA), on-site mitigation, long-term monitoring and international ventures, and excellent opportunities for professional development;
Contribute to maintaining internal and external client relationships, including the provision of urgent ecological response and/or advice as required;
Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to write concise technical reports;
Good knowledge of current environmental legislation especially the Water Framework Directive and other legislation relevant to the aquatic environment;
To appreciate Health and Safety issues associated with working near water and in relation to the operation of our aquatic ecology laboratories (procurement and management of reagents; COSHH assessments etc);
To assist with administrative duties and help develop the aquatic ecology team.
Experience in a number of the following freshwater and/or estuarine survey methodologies: fish surveys, fish habitat assessment, aquatic macroinvertebrate survey/identification, aquatic macrophyte survey, habitat assessments for aquatic/riparian species, terrestrial ecology surveys, eDNA sampling;
Experience in the planning, coordinating and scheduling of ecological surveys;
Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation, including large-scale data processing and GIS;
Ecological reporting in line with CIEEM best practice guidelines;
Aspirations for continuing professional development;
Experience of business management procedures;
Recognised degree in an ecology, biology, zoology or related discipline (essential) – a relevant post graduate qualification would be advantageous;
Member of professional body
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity,The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Sciences
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 245212BR
Additional Locations UK - Croydon - Bedford Park
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.