RSK Group plc

  • Ecological Clerk of Works (Maternity Cover)

    Contract Type
    £negotiable - depending on experience
  • Overview

    We have a new opportunity for an experienced Ecological Clerk of Works to join RSK on a fixed term contract (maternity cover) supporting our Kent ecology team with an exciting construction project.  


    RSK is the largest privately owned environmental firm based in the UK. We have grown to over 1800 staff in 25 years and we have 46 offices across UK, Europe and the Middle East.


    RSK’s ecology team are recognised for their work on large international and national linear schemes particularly in the Oil, Gas, Renewables and Rail sectors.


    Our ecologists work as a close-knit team with a strong focus on sharing expertise through training and professional development and encouraging specialism’s such as aquatic ecology, ornithology and botany.  Successful candidates will join a supportive team that includes NE bat trainers, BSBI county-recorders, university lecturers and directors/trustees of nature conservation charities.  

    To find out more about the Ecology team and projects follow us on Twitter @RSKEcology.


    Ecological Clerk of Works - Kent


    The position will be predominantly site based (Canterbury/Sandwich area) and will involve leading on complex and innovative ecological mitigation with support from a range of RSK specialists.


    We are looking for a candidate who has a track record of managing ecological mitigation schemes and providing ecological advice and support on construction sites.


    Some of the key responsibilities will include:

    • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
    • Managing teams of ecologists working on mitigation tasks, providing advice and guidance on what is required and why
    • Working in collaboration with RSK arborists, landscape architects and environmental managers to help deliver the scheme
    • Liaising with the contractors and their subconsultants to ensure ecological requirements are understood and carried out as per agreed documentation
    • Updating documents including protected species licences and/or method statements where required
    • Advising on ecological legislation and legal requirements
    • Financial management
    • Managing changes to scope

     Person specification:

    • Degree in a relevant discipline
    • 3+ years’ experience as an Ecological Clerk of Works;
    • Sound understanding of legislation, protected species licensing and the EcOW role
    • Good team player, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Enthusiasm, energy and drive to deliver projects to the highest standard
    • Full driving licence
    • Full membership of CIEEM
    • CSCS registered

     Salary and benefits:

    • £negotiable, depending on experience
    • Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
    • Regular training and career development

    We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


    As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


    Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


    The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 


    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.


    For more information please call Kate Pine, HR Advisor on 01928 728156 or email


    RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


    RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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