My client is a young, successful and ambitious business based in the North of Scotland and they’re currently looking for a driven Senior/Principal Consultant Marine Ecologist to join their team in Inverness.
They provide professional environmental consultancy services, from feasibility to decommissioning to a range of sectors.
They are a small focused team which provides a friendly supportive working environment. They work closely with their clients to offer a tailored service, to ensure successful project delivery.
This role will provide extensive and varied professional development opportunities for the right candidate, with both desk and site-based experience.
This position will give the opportunity to get involved at all levels of operations and take responsibility of delivering tasks to the required standard and deadlines.
Given the dynamic nature of their client’s operations, flexible working will be necessary, but this can be arranged to the benefit of the candidate, client and business alike.
- You will be based primarily in the energy and infrastructure (ports and harbours) sectors providing marine ecology input as part of multidisciplinary team to deliver projects from initial feasibility through planning, marine licencing, procurement, construction, operation and in some instances, to decommissioning.
- Start as either a (Senior/Principal Consultant) and salary will be commensurate you’re your successful previous experience.
- Future progression is not limited and will be determined by performance.
- Relevant training opportunities to provide personal and professional development are available.
- You will be based in their office near Inverness but will be expected to travel to meet client’s needs; this may include working away for a few days or potentially weeks at a time.
- It is likely to be involved in supporting the consent condition close out and construction phase of the North Connect Interconnector project and supporting the development of harbours around Scotland.
Your role will include, but not be limited to:
- Authoring reports and EIA Chapters;
- Managing EIAR Production;
- Environmental input into surveys, project design and procurement processes;
- Stakeholder management;
- Sub-contractor management;
- Construction environmental management support.
- You will have relevant work experience working as a Senior Marine Ecologist or Environmental consultant with a marine background, a can-do attitude, a practical mindset and be able to fit in with the team.
- Have degree (equivalent or higher) in marine ecology;
- Have an appropriate Institute Membership e.g. CIEMA or CIEEM;
- Ideally be a Chartered Environmentalist;
- Be a JNCC qualified marine mammal observer (MMO);
- Ideally have experience of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operations;
- Understand underwater acoustics in terms of anthropogenic sources;
- Have experience of EIAR chapter authoring preferred;
- Bring a good working knowledge and understanding of Scottish Environmental Legislation, Policy and Guidance, including planning and marine licensing processes;
- Provide strong report writing, presentation and communication skills are essential;
- Hold a Full, clean UK manual driving license;
At least three of the following specialisms are required:
- GIS mapping expertise
- Experienced MMO/PAM operator
- Sub-contractor Management experience
- EIA management experience
- Construction Environmental Management Document authoring experience;
- Public consultation and stakeholder experience;
- Experience of undertaking an Environmental Clerk of Works role;
- An understanding of engineering design phases;
- An understanding of procurement processes; or Marine construction site experience.
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