AECOM Consultant Aquatic Ecologist in Leeds, United Kingdom
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AECOM's nationwide Water Environment team is expanding, and we're looking to recruit a Consultant Aquatic Ecologist to support our team – we are flexible on location.
The Consultant Aquatic Ecologist will support the delivery of consultancy and advisory services, including a wide range of fieldwork and site work, to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.
You will work alongside architects, engineers, planners, economists, and other environmental specialists on important projects, large and small. Together we provide the full range of ecological services including habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement, and management planning for biodiversity.
Support the delivery of existing and new contracts for the collection and analysis of aquatic survey data including fish, macroinvertebrates, crayfish, macrophytes, riparian mammals, River Habitat Survey etc.
Assist with a wider range of terrestrial ecology surveys for the right candidate
Work as part of the existing network of AECOM ecologists and water scientists within the UK and Ireland
Communicate effectively with your line manager, project managers, clients, project teams and other members of the Aquatic Ecology and Water Environment team in person, by telephone, e-mail, letters, and reports
Have good knowledge of current environmental legislation, including the Water Framework Directive
Comply with internal business management procedures, including in relation to health and safety and technical quality of all advice and outputs
Contribute to maintaining internal and external client relationships, including providing urgent ecological response and / or advice as required
Collaborate with colleagues in wider AECOM teams on multi-disciplinary projects
Assist with other administrative duties which add value to the management and development of the team.
Qualified to degree level in Aquatic Ecology or another relevant subject.
Experience of undertaking aquatic surveys in freshwaters.
Experience pocessing aquatic macroinvertebrate samples in the laboratory, analysing to family/species level, and estimating abundance.
A higher degree (MSc or higher) in Aquatic Ecology or related discipline.
Previous commercial and/or regulatory experience.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
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Business Line: Water
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Science
Work Location Model: Hybrid