AECOM Senior Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
AECOM is seeking a Senior Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Consultant to join our dynamic and forward-thinking Central Ecology Team. If you are passionate about the environment and want to influence the design of development to help create sustainable places that benefit both people and nature, we can give you the platform to develop new skills and achieve your goals within an established and successful business that has welfare and wellbeing as core values and encourages ‘freedom to grow’.
We provide mentors to support personal and professional development and promote a healthy work-life balance: offering flexible working hours and fun social team activities throughout the year.
We offer our clients a full range of ecological services including specialist habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting, enhancement and management planning for biodiversity. Our projects include high profile transport and other infrastructure, as well as commercial and residential development projects. We pride ourselves on developing innovative techniques to improve the delivery, efficiency and environmental outcomes of our projects.
The role requires knowledge and experience in biodiversity and green infrastructure, biodiversity net gain, ecosystem services and natural capital, especially in relation to land-use and planning in the UK for infrastructure and other development projects. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a history of successfully working in a consultancy environment (or similar) including; client liaison, within multi-disciplinary teams and completion of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets.
As a Senior Consultant, you’ll be reliable, hard-working, organised and pro-active, in order to help you manage a busy workload. You will enjoy working as part of a team and have excellent communication and report-writing skills in addition to the ability to analyse and manage large datasets. You will have the opportunity to lead on high profile, challenging and innovative projects.
Working as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists and collaborating with our wider teams to promote sustainable development.;
Working independently and with others to coordinate input to assessments, design and implementation of successful mitigation and compensation strategies for biodiversity, including approaches for delivering green infrastructure and net gain;
Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of the ecological requirements within multi-disciplinary tenders and projects;
Assisting with managing the technical and financial performance of projects;
Building and maintaining both internal and external client relationships, through effective communication including providing responses in accordance with set deadlines;
Developing and promoting innovation across the ecology business;
Line Management responsibilities
A thorough knowledge of the planning system in the UK, and current position with respect to relevant policy and legislation
Experience of working in an environmental job role in the public/ private sector; providing advice on the benefits and importance of biodiversity, green infrastructure, natural capital and ecosystem services
Experience of inputting to assessments and/or design on infrastructure projects to deliver good environmental outcomes
Technical proficiency, evidenced by biodiversity inputs to assessments and reports, and to the delivery of projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets;
Excellent communication skills, using clear and appropriate language, styles and techniques to provide advice and engage clients, project teams and stakeholders
- Bachelor's of Degree
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.
As an employer of choice, we are more than happy to explore flexible working arrangements for this vacancy.
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. 223254BR
Additional Locations GB - Birmingham, - 18-19 Bennets Hill
Clearance Required No
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.