Senior  Ecologist

Senior Ecologist

Job Overview

Manchester, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
Job ID
Date Posted
1 year ago
Sophy Martin
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Job Description

What you’ll be doing:

  • Demonstrable ability to undertake ecological surveys, including: Phase 1 Habitat surveys, site assessments for protected species, initial inspections for bats and follow-up surveys of activity, and great crested newt surveys using standard techniques as a minimum.
  • Excellent report writing skills including production of accurate, thorough and comprehensive reports written to format and in plain English.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage projects, including setting and meeting deadlines and resourcing own work as well as the ecology team.
  • People management skills including proven ability to manage ecologists and junior staff to produce a happy, cohesive team while efficiently resourcing work.
  • A range of organizational skills including successfully acting as a lead contact and manager for multiple projects.
  • Tenacity to chase for required information from colleagues and clients, outputs from staff to meet deadlines and deal with poor performance to ensure team’s goals are met

What we’re looking for:

  • Understanding of and experience in Phase 1 Habitat, NVC and other botanical surveys.
  • Experience of protected species surveys and holder of relevant licenses (particularly Class 2 bat and/or great crested newt licenses).
  • Experience of designing mitigation schemes.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current wildlife and conservation legislation.
  • Knowledge and awareness of planning process and policy.
  • Experience of working within an ecological consultancy or similar field.
  • Competent use of packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Full current driving license.
  • Minimum of five year’s relevant experience.
  • Experience of using GIS software for ecological purposes.
  • Experience of bat sound analysis software such as Anabat Insight.
  • Experience of BREEAM Land Use & Ecology Assessments.

About Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we create places where people can prosper.

Today, critical infrastructure and public building projects need to be sustainable and environmentally appropriate. They must deliver value for the people that will use them - local communities and businesses - for decades to come. The wide range of demands requires a more holistic approach to design. That’s where we come in.

Our clients rely on our commitment to understanding their challenges and finding smarter solutions, and a broad range of experts offering a distinctively diverse set of skills. Our leadership team, who are practitioners themselves, understand what it takes to deliver.

Our culture is built on over 100 years of delivering excellence and creating solutions for critical infrastructure challenges. This enables us to provide a different perspective and approach; one based on what our clients need and can afford.

From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, we are renowned for our breadth of expertise and holistic, collaborative approach.

We’re a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita.

You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

To view our Covid-19 and process adjustments information, please visit the Capita Careers site.

We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process, you’ll be asked to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

Job ID: 3865

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