Principal Ecologist Midlands / North West
Manchester, Birmingham, Stockport, Blackburn or Carlisle
The Capita Infrastructure Division delivers projects in the UK and across the globe. Following 4 years of continued success and growth in Capita’s Environment team, we are expanding our teams across all levels to support our delivery of a variety of projects in the EIA sector to support our Water, Rail, Highways, Tunnels and Real Estate divisions.
Our key clients include HS2, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and other leading national and international infrastructure providers.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our expansion process and to help Capita maintain and grow our position as a leading supplier of engineering and environmental services.
With Capita, you will contribute to delivering a portfolio of projects for large private and public sector clients across the UK.
Projects will include a variety of multidisciplinary, environmental impact and strategic assessments within rail and railways infrastructure, fluvial and coastal flooding, commercial property and frameworks for local and regional development.
Based in one of our 12 offices nationally, you will apply your professional skills to support and lead with the delivery of the environmental elements of those projects.
You will learn about our business, our values, your team and most importantly, yourself. You will develop your decision making, communication, technical and critical leadership skills, have access to personal mentoring and participate in a variety of developmental activities.
Role & Responsibilities
We are currently seeking experienced and enthusiastic Principal Ecologists to join our national Ecology team. As part of your role you will provide technical excellence and leadership to ensure high quality delivery of ecological assessment and design services for key clients such as the Environment Agency, HS2 and Local Authorities.
Projects will include a variety of infrastructure and river and coastal flooding projects, as well as projects related to housing or commercial property development.
You will be self-motivated, with good communication skills, able to inspire other team members. You will have excellent organisational skills, be able to work both on your own and within a team environment, including multidisciplinary teams.
You will need to be familiar with the requirements of the ecology team and able to clearly communicate ecological and legal requirements in respect of projects and proposed works.
Project management will include pricing, programming, resource planning and financial control, technical management of the ecological surveys, report writing and report quality checking.
In addition to the above, you will ideally also have the following :
Other aspects of the role will include :
As the successful candidate, you will preferably hold a BSc / MSc in Ecology or related discipline with ideally a minimum of 7 years’ demonstrable experience working in the ecology consultancy sector.
You will have full MCIEEM status or immediately eligible for such status. Chartered Ecologist or Chartered Environmentalist or similar is desirable.
A valid UK driving licence is essential as the role will require travel to offices and sites around the country.
What’s in it for you?
At Capita, training and development are not optional extras : they are essential for how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately.
child care vouchers, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.