RSK Group plc

Ecologists

Category
Ecology
Contract Type
Full-Time
UK Wide

Overview

We are recruiting ecologists to work on high-profile schemes in both planning and construction phases from our Hemel Hempstead, Tonbridge, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Coventry and Helsby (Chester) office bases.

 

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 Chartered Ecologists, CIEEM committee members, 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.

 

Ecologists – All Levels – Hemel Hempstead, Tonbridge, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Coventry and Helsby (Chester)

 

As an ecologist at RSK you can expect to get involved with all elements of project management.  Some of the key responsibilities will include: 

 

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking Phase 1 habitat and protected species surveys
  • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • Financial management of projects
  • Production of tenders and reports
  • Project management, report writing and delivery
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of the team

 

Person specification 

  • Relevant experience in a similar role
  • Relevant degree in ecology or related field
  • Protected species licences, ideally Great Crested Newt, Dormouse and Bats (advantageous)
  • Good team player, with the ability to work independently
  • Enthusiasm, energy and drive to develop skills and deliver projects to the highest standard
  • Excellent report writing skills, including survey reports, EcIAs, HRAs, protected species licence applications and tenders.
  • Full driving licence
  • Full membership of CIEEM (or to have eligibility if not currently held)

 

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
  • 4-day week in the winter to compensate for longer working hours in the summer

 

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 kpine@rsk.co.uk.

 

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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