Ecological Specialist (Northumbrian Water)

About the role

We are expanding our Ecological Services team and looking for an Ecological Specialist to provide ecological advice and support for capital projects and business requests within Northumbrian Water. The role will ensure NWG are minimising the environmental impact of our investment opportunities and maximising our opportunities for improving biodiversity.

Working as part of team, you will be responsible for undertaking environmental screening for our investment programme, to ensure that environmental impacts are minimised, all relevant legislation met, and biodiversity enhanced. We would be looking for you to work with project managers to develop options to meet Biodiversity Net Gain requirements, including maintenance and surveys.

This role will be responsible facilitating and co-ordinating ecological works, including applications for protected species licences. You will also be required to provide ecological advice and services both within the team, and across the wider business.

About you

You will bring your best, authentic self into our working environment in line with our One Team ethos, and your personal values will align with our organisational core values.

You will have proven experience in screening projects to assess their environmental impact and hold a good awareness and understanding of environmental legislation and policies. You will have proven experience in an environmental or ecological role.

Ideally you will have experience of collaborative working across a range of stakeholders and hold knowledge of archaeological legislation and process. You should also have a proven ability to write clear proposals and reports.

We’re committed to exploring flexible working options, if you have questions about this please get in touch.