AECOM Nottingham United Kingdom
3 months ago
At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
We're looking for experienced and enthusiastic Associate Director Marine Ecologist to join our highly skilled and passionate marine ecology team that provides high quality and innovative services to our clients.
This role will give you the opportunity to apply your skills, knowledge and expertise on both national and international projects. You'll be working across a diverse range of projects, including... high-profile power and infrastructure schemes (including floating offshore wind), international interconnectors, habitat restoration studies, flood defence schemes, and coastal developments (marinas, jetties, slipways, wharf and port developments etc.). You'll be providing inputs across all project lifecycles, from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering / option selection, and outline design, to detailed design.
You'll have a proven track record in providing marine ecology inputs to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in support of major marine infrastructure development projects. You'll be able to demonstrate consultancy experience and the provision of marine ecological services across a wide range of development projects. You'll have worked closely with design engineers to intercept, minimise and mitigate potential environmental effects, engaging and consulting across a wide range of audiences, as well as effectively managing resources and budgets.
Examples of some projects we're currently working on:
- Scoping and EIA for the two interconnector routes between Scotland and England.
- Alignment of Phase 1 & 2 National ESIAs to IFC standard.
- Site walkovers and reporting on water and sediment quality results taken from the site of the incident.
- Long-term post-construction monitoring of the Mersey Gateway Bridge between Widnes and Runcorn. Terrestrial, freshwater and estuarine ecological monitoring, in addition to regular hydrodynamic monitoring of the channel alignment.
- ESIAs (to IFC Performance Standards) for the immersive 7-star luxury hospitality experience on the Red Sea.
- Fish rescue team, conducting an operation to extract fish from temporary cofferdams in the river.
- Feasibility study for restoration of saltmarsh habitat at Langstone Harbour.
ABOUT THE ROLE
- Marine ecology technical lead for a wide range of marine and coastal projects, including EIA/ ESIA screening and scoping, ES / EIA / ESIA chapters, HRA, WFD and MCZ assessments and Marine License applications
- Plan and organise project studies such as desk-based studies, scopes of work for subcontractors, specification of surveys and modelling studies where needed (e.g. underwater sound, sediment dispersion)
- Design, procure and participate in intertidal and subtidal surveys, data analysis and reporting
- Habitat and species identification (in-situ, from video etc.), biotope determination
- Undertake and review baseline and impact studies in line with international biodiversity standards
- Project management tasks such as managing budgets, programme, subcontractors, and the quality assurance of deliverables
- Input to or lead on both technical and commercial proposals
- Contribute to marketing and business development, including internal and external presentations and client liaison
- Mentor and help to develop junior marine ecologists
- Collaborate with other environmental disciplines, such as acoustics and coastal processes
Minimum Requirements :
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
- Motivation to work independently, as well as working in close collaboration with marine ecology colleagues
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Working knowledge of marine EIA process and undertaking associated assessments (HRA / WFD / MCZ) to established standards
- Experience of working with design engineers, regulators and stakeholders
- Ability to provide technical advice and application of advanced scientific practices, theories and technologies for a diverse range of marine projects
- Specialist knowledge in one or more key areas including: underwater sound impacts; the ecology of fish or marine mammals; international biodiversity performance standards; tropical habitats; analysis of complex marine data sets; and marine survey design and planning
- Ability to collaborate with a variety of adjacent disciplines including coastal processes and hydrodynamics, acoustics, water scientists etc.
Preferred Qualifications :
- Recognised degree in marine biology / ecology or a related a biological or science discipline
- Membership of CIEEM or similar professional body (or eligible to qualify for this status)
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you'll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You'll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you're a member of the Reserve Forces you'll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
Join us and let's get started.
Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Science
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