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Nicholas Pearson Associates is an established, respected and award winning consultancy of environmental planners, landscape architects and ecologists with projects throughout the UK. 

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work. We cover projects ranging from small scale private residential properties to large, multi-phased urban expansion schemes. We work on projects for a wide range of development types and clients across residential, commercial, energy, minerals, transport, education, recreation and leisure sectors.


Environmental Planner

We currently have an opportunity for an Environmental Planner to join our team in Corston, Bath. The role will be diverse and may include:

  • Supporting the work of our environmental planners, landscape architects and ecologists, as required;
  • Carrying out background research and report writing, including inputs to all stages of the EIA process;
  • Managing smaller projects and assisting on larger projects;
  • Meeting and liaising with clients, subconsultants and external project teams;
  • Contributing to fee estimates and proposals for new work.

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will be enthusiastic and motivated, ideally possessing the following:

  • A relevant degree qualification;
  • 1-2 years’ relevant experience in the UK;
  • A good working knowledge of UK planning and environmental legislation, policy and guidance;
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail;
  • A full clean UK driving licence.

The following elements of experience would also be desirable:

  • A relevant post-graduate qualification;
  • Membership of a professional organisation (e.g. IEMA).

We will provide a competitive rate of pay, based on your experience and potential. We also support staff with continuing professional development to help develop their careers.

To apply for the post please send us a covering letter, CV and completed application form preferably in digital format as a PDF by e-mail to info@npaconsult.co.uk or by post for the attention of Alison Carroll at Nicholas Pearson Associates, The Farm House, Church Farm Business Park, Corston, Bath. BA2 9AP.

The deadline for all applications to be received is 9.00 a.m. on Monday 5 June 2017.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

No recruitment agency applications will be accepted, thank you.

 

Thinking of working for us? 

We always welcome applications from talented people interested in our work and approach. We employ Landscape Architects, Ecologists, Environmental Planners and a small number of technical and administrative staff. If you are interested in working for us, please send us a covering letter, CV and completed application form,  preferably in digital format as a PDF by email to info@npaconsult.co.uk and marked  for the attention of Gavin Payne.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Nicholas Pearson Associates Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer, and makes no discrimination with respect to applications from people with disabilities, from all races, religions, and from both sexes. The Company welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

The Company is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and complies with all relevant Acts and statutes. It actively seeks to ensure that no discrimination occurs within the workplace nor with respect to Company business and practices. 

A copy of our Equal Opportunities Statement is available on request from our Bath office.

 

AssociatEcologist
Nicholas Pearson Associates (NPA) is an established and respected consultancy of environmental planners, ecologists and landscape architects based in the centre of Bath with projects throughout the UK. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work. Our highly regarded team of ecologists provide the full spectrum of ecological services whilst maintaining excellent professional standards together with a high degree of scientific integrity. We have a broad client base and cover projects ranging from private residential properties to large, multi-phased urban expansion schemes.
This is a rare opportunity to join NPA at senior management level and influence the future development of the ecology team and the company.
It is envisaged that the successful applicant will possess and be able to demonstrate:
• A detailed knowledge of habitats in the UK and good botanical field skills;
• Experience of preparing / holding EPS licences, particularly for bats and GCNs;
• Experience of working on large scale developments and preparing EcIAs, HRAs, Ecological Management Plans and undertaking BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments;
• Full membership (minimum) of IEEM; 
• An interest and experience in actively engaging with the design process to incorporate ecological measures into developments to ensure net biodiversity gain;
• An excellent understanding of ecological planning law and the role of ecology within the planning system at national, regional and local level;
• Previous experience of managing a team of ecologists within a consultancy, including technical mentoring and support;
• Previous experience of marketing ecological services / strong commercial awareness; 
• Proven project and financial management experience including scoping, estimating and tendering for work;
• Confidence in dealing with clients, wider project team members and stakeholders;
• Excellent report writing skills.
The following elements of experience are desirable but not essential:
• Have prepared evidence and acted as an expert witness at Public Inquiry proceedings;
• Possess ornithological and/or entomological field skills;
• Have published papers / delivered presentations at conferences. 
We are offering a competitive salary together with a generous company benefits package within a friendly and stimulating work environment. We are an equal opportunities employer.
To apply for the post please send a covering letter, CV and completed application form (downloadable from our company website) preferably in digital format as a PDF by email to info@npaconsult.co.uk  or by post for the attention of Gavin Payne at Nicholas Pearson Associates, 30 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LN.
The deadline for all applications to be received is 9am on Wednesday 21st November 2012

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