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Biodiversity/Ecological Consultants

Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationRSK Group
LocationBristol or Cheshire
Salary£commensurate with experience
Hours40 hours

Job details

RSK Group is one of Europe’s fastest growing solutions focused environmental and health and safety consultancies, with offices in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  It provides a range of services for a wide range of clients within the property, manufacturing, oil, gas and energy sector.  Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people.

RSK’s International Projects Group (IPG) is a geographically diverse team that works on global environmental and social management projects. We work with major clients to meet the increasingly stringent legislative requirements of lending institutions including the IFC, EBRD and ADB. We have project resources and experience spanning the UK, Europe, the FSU, the Middle East and Africa and an excellent track-record for delivering high quality ESIAs on time and within budget.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a number of biodiversity/ecology professionals within the IPG. The preferred location for these positions is in either Helsby (Cheshire) or Bristol, however working from another location would be considered, depending on the strength of the candidate’s application. 

Job Description: (500 words) – please include how to apply for position

  • Contribute to planning and coordination of biodiversity inputs for projects and tenders for the IPG team
  • Specifically, assisting with the biodiversity elements of screening, scoping and delivery of international projects including feasibility studies, scoping reports, environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs), critical habitat assessments, biodiversity action plans, biodiversity offset strategies (No Net Loss/Net Gain), monitoring programs, etc.
  • Implementing corporate biodiversity programmes, including issues such as design and field-testing of baseline survey methods, biodiversity metrics, impact assessment protocols, mitigation programmes and biodiversity offsets, in collaboration with our ecological specialists
  • Management (or deputy project management) of IPG biodiversity projects as required
  • Providing business development support to the Biodiversity Team Leader including preparation of marketing materials, meetings with existing and potential new clients, participation in relevant industry events, etc

Person specification:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in biodiversity/ecology consultancy
  • Experience on oil and gas pipeline projects is ideal but not essential
  • Specialist skills in a particular ecological field (e.g. botany, herptiles, small mammals, etc.) would be particularly advantageous
  • Familiarity with international Lender standards (including Equator Principles, IFC PS6, EBRD PR6 and EIB Standard 3) is ideal but not essential

Salary and Benefits

  • £commensurate with experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme
  • Flexible working hours

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter to Sarah Murphy, HR Manager, at smurphy@rsk.co.uk or for more information please call 0117 300 4295.

Closing date2017-12-01

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