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Contract typePermanent
Contract length
OrganisationArup Engineering
LocationCardiff, Wales
SalaryTo be confirmed
HoursFull time

Job details

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

This role is for an Ecologist for Consulting West, based mainly in Cardiff, with travel to other offices and work locations in the West Region and beyond as required. You will 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 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. You will be a practical and pragmatic individual, able to respond to client needs and develop innovative solutions to challenging problems.

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. Furthermore, we anticipate growth in ecology advisory services and policy related assignments and expect the successful candidate to enhance our offer in these areas.

Skills/Experience required for the role:

•Extensive experience in a range of ecological surveys – including habitat surveys and protected species surveys for birds, mammals and herpetofauna

•Proven success of working in a team environment

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

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•Full driving licence


•Bachelor Degree in Ecology or related subject

•Should have CIEEM membership

 Desirable skills and knowledge:

•Experience in Phase 2 vegetation survey work, notably NVC

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

•Advanced GIS and mapping skills

•HRA experience


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Closing date2018-08-24