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Brighton, UK
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Redefine your personal best.

Stantec is a large global environmental and engineering consultancy that delivers a wide range of infrastructure and development projects throughout the UK. Currently we are seeking a Senior Ecologist to join us in Brighton. We are excited by the potential growth prospects, and this is a good opportunity to join an ambitious team that will provide you with plenty of scope for career progression in the coming years.

You will play a key role in our Stage 2 "de-risking" and optimisation activities, working with our multi-disciplinary teams to identify ecology related compliance risks associated with the planning system, net loss, protected species, invasive species and Habitats Regulations Assessments.

You will support the Lead Ecologist in developing proactive strategic initiatives, such as eDNA surveys and assist Capital Delivery in managing relations with environmental and wildlife groups, charities, regulators and other stakeholders.

We can offer you many benefits including a competitive benefits package, a strong culture of learning and development, and a great environment to work in. As we look to further diversify and grow our wider Stantec UK business you will potentially be presented with future opportunities across our diversified business lines to further your career.

About You

You will have a degree in environmental science or a similar ecological discipline and be working towards Chartered Status. Ideally, you will have membership of CIEEM & IFM RSB.

You will also have the following:-

  • Proven experience within a professional ecological consultancy.

  • Proven experience of management of complex ecological issues within a project context.

  • Expertise with the DEFRA biodiversity calculator.

  • In depth knowledge of relevant legislation and policy.

  • Demonstrable skills and experience of assessments, including, PEA, EcIA and HRA.

  • Ability to assist in embedding biodiversity into our programme and streamline reporting.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, to prepare well-written, concise reports, to present results and communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary environment.

Follow the below link to find out first hand what it is like working within our award winning ecology team - My Stantec Story: Building a graduate career in ecology with Aoife Codyre


About Stantec

The Stantec community unites over 31,000 employees working in over 450 locations across 6 continents. We have worked with our clients and communities in the UK for over 150 years. We plan, design, deliver and manage the development and infrastructure needed to support the creation of sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities.

Our teams provide effective and relevant solutions, translating our clients’ vision into valued consents, deliverable plans for projects and programmes, and efficient designs for delivery, based on technical excellence and deep market insights. We deal with today’s challenges but also keep a fairer, better tomorrow in sight, looking at how we deliver clean growth, support radical changes in our economy and meet the needs of future communities.

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