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Consultant Aquatic Ecologist

Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
Ecology & Conservation Jobs
South East
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex
Location Description:
Basingstoke, Hampshire
30th July 2018
Start Date:
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AECOM's Aquatic Ecology team is expanding and we’re looking for an experienced new team member to join us. The role is based in our Nottingham office & laboratory where you’ll join a technically diverse and enthusiastic team.

Our Aquatic Ecology team currently has 16 freshwater and marine ecologists based around the UK and Ireland. To help develop on the team’s skillset we’d like you to have demonstrable experience in the preparation, analysis and identification of freshwater and marine phytoplankton and diatom samples.

Personal attributes:

We are looking for a keen and confident aquatic ecologist who can offer the following;

Be an inclusive and friendly team member

Enjoy owning a task, with an informed and proactive approach

A willingness to collaborate, with other ecologists and across a variety of adjacent teams

Be able to communicate at all levels and effectively share your knowledge and experience

Minimum Requirements

Technical attributes:

Provide freshwater & estuarine phytoplankton and benthic algae, diatoms in particular, identification skills.

Be able to estimate chlorophyll concentration as an expression of algal biomass;

Contribute to field work in a range of aquatic habitats (macroinvertebrates, fish, crayfish, macrophytes, riparian mammals, River Habitat Survey) and provide support for the delivery of existing and new contracts.

Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular the ability to write concise technical reports;

Positively engage with Health and Safety issues associated with working in, on & near water and in relation to the operation of our aquatic ecology laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

Recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline – a relevant post graduate qualification in the one of these would be advantageous;

Member of CIEEM, CIWEM or similar professional body; or eligible to qualify for this status;

Water Safety Training or equivalent (inland or offshore/sea survival);

Powerboat handling certificate (e.g. RYA Level 2);

First Aid qualification (e.g. Emergency First Aid at Work);

Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.

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.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Ecology

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191378BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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