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Graduate Ecologist

  • Job
    Part-time
    Entry Level
  • Sustainability
  • £26K - £27K
  • Bath
  • 10hrs left

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  • You must have relevant UK species identification, habitat classification, protected species appraisal, and mitigation skills, along with experience in project delivery, report writing, and working with engineering teams. GIS and protected species survey licences are advantageous. A full clean driving licence is essential.
  • You will conduct ecological surveys, assessments, and provide advice to support engineering projects within the region, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation and policies.

Requirements

  • relevant academic qualifications as well as identification and field skills for UK species
  • an understanding of habitat classification (UKHabs) and protected species appraisal surveys
  • a practical and pragmatic approach to how habitat and protected species mitigation is undertaken
  • good report writing skills
  • a broad understanding of the UK planning process and legal framework
  • an understanding or experience of working proactively with engineering teams throughout design and construction
  • a proactive and flexible approach to working on successful project delivery
  • good IT skills.
  • It would be advantageous for you to hold or be working towards any protected species survey licences (for example, great crested newts and bats) and have experience with GIS systems (ArcGIS).
  • Due to the nature of travelling around the Wessex Water region, which in some cases can be very rural, a full clean driving licence and access to own transport is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Our Environment and Planning Services team, which includes the Ecology team, provides a wide range of environmental support to our engineering and construction colleagues to facilitate the delivery of our capital programme.
  • Our Ecologists deliver a range of services, including ecological surveys, ecological impact assessments, protected species work, and mitigation and construction support.
  • The Ecology team supports a diverse range of projects and enjoys the satisfaction of working on and influencing projects from outline design through to completion.
  • Supporting our agreed rolling five-year programmes of work, all within the Wessex Water region, and working closely with our in-house design teams, our Ecologists spend the majority of their working time doing the ecology work they love and enjoy a good work/life balance.
  • Long-distance travel and supporting fee proposals are not a feature of this role. As a Graduate Trainee Ecologist, you will undertake ecological assessments of capital programme schemes, as well as schemes of your own.
  • You will also work with the team to provide ecological advice to engineering, construction and operational staff to ensure we meet current legislation and our environmental policy in the development of assets.

FAQs

What qualifications do I need to be considered for the Graduate Ecologist position?

To be considered for the Graduate Ecologist position, you will need relevant academic qualifications as well as identification and field skills for UK species.

Are there any specific skills or experience required for this role?

Yes, you will need an understanding of habitat classification (UKHabs) and protected species appraisal surveys, as well as practical experience in habitat and protected species mitigation. Good report writing skills, knowledge of the UK planning process, and experience working with engineering teams are also important.

Will I need any specific licenses or certifications for this position?

It would be advantageous for you to hold or be working towards any protected species survey licenses, such as for great crested newts and bats. Experience with GIS systems, such as ArcGIS, is also beneficial.

Is long-distance travel a requirement for this role?

No, long-distance travel is not a feature of this role. The majority of the work will be within the Wessex Water region, and a full clean driving license and access to your own transport are essential due to potentially rural locations.

What kind of projects will I be working on as a Graduate Ecologist?

As a Graduate Ecologist, you will be involved in ecological assessments of capital programme schemes, as well as schemes of your own. You will also provide ecological advice to engineering, construction, and operational staff to ensure compliance with legislation and environmental policy.

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Mission & Purpose

Wessex Water is the regional water and sewage treatment business serving an area of the south west of England, including Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, most of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire. It is part of the Wessex Water Group, which comprises a number of other companies, alongside our regulated business, including engineering and construction, property development and waste management and renewable energy services. We are committed to giving all our customers excellent standards of service by providing high quality water and environmental services that protect health, improve the environment and give customers good value for money.