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Contract typePermanent
Contract lengthn/a
OrganisationArup Engineering
HoursFull time

Job details

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

Arup made its name in the twentieth century as the designer and engineer behind some of the world’s most ambitious structures. That creative strength and independence of mind continues to guide us. Today, Arup employs more than 14,000 people, in more than 34 countries – in a culture underpinned by Sir Ove Arup’s aims and values.

Based in Manchester, you will gain experience of a range of modern, innovative survey methods and techniques, including remote mammal monitoring using trail cameras, static and mobile bat recording and use of tablet technology to rapidly gather and send field data to servers.

 Your role will be to prepare, manage and execute, with limited supervision, the delivery of ecological services for internal and external clients within a wide range of projects sectors, including energy, water, transport, residential and mixed-use schemes. You will also be expected to provide support to the wider environmental management and EIA team on individual projects.

Tasks will include a range of habitat, vegetation and species surveys, technical reporting, provision of ecological design advice, site supervision and liaison with clients and colleagues within Arup.

 Skills/Experience required for the role

 •          Typically 4+ years' experience in a range of ecological surveys, including habitat surveys and protected species surveys for birds, mammals and herpetofauna

•          Bachelor Degree in Ecology or a related subject

•          Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•          Ability to work on multiple projects

•          Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office range of software including GIS and tablet technology

•          Full driving licence

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

 •          Membership of CIEEM

•          Experience in a consultancy environment

•          Ability to undertake ornithology surveys independently would be advantageous, especially breeding bird surveys

•          Experience in Phase 2 vegetation survey work, notably NVC

•          Protected Species survey licences (notably bats and/or great crested newts)

Please submit your application to

Closing date2018-07-18