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Nicholas Pearson Associates is an established and respected consultancy of environmental planners, ecologists and landscape architects 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.

Seasonal Field Ecologists

We are seeking to appoint Seasonal Field Ecologists to support our existing team in our Bath office between April and September.  We will provide a competitive rate of pay (dependant on experience) and reimburse business related expenses such as travel, overnight accommodation and subsistence. Being a Seasonal Field Ecologist also provides invaluable experience for those looking to pursue a career as an ecologist.
 
The role will be diverse and include:

  • Assisting with a range of ecological surveys such as bat activity and great crested newt surveys;
  • Data analysis and input survey results;
  • Survey preparation. 

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

  • A relevant degree qualification; 
  • Experience of bat, great crested newt and reptile surveys;
  • A full clean UK driving licence;
  • Willingness to work antisocial hours, away from home, in locations around the UK, as required.

The following elements of experience would also be desirable:

  • Experience of Ecological Watching Briefs/Clerk of Works;
  • A valid CSCS card;
  • CIEEM graduate membership;
  • Experience of bat sound analysis. 

To apply for the post please send a covering letter, CV and completed application form   preferably in digital format as a PDF by email 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 13 March 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.

 

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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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