Ecologist (Veon Ltd)

Ecologist

Veon Ecology is looking to recruit an Ecologist to join our growing team working across Ireland and Scotland. This role is based in Perth, Scotland and there is an option of partial remote working for the successful candidate.

Our company offers a wide variety of Ecology services and operates across a broad range of sectors providing an opportunity for the successful candidate to broaden their experience.

The role will primarily be involved in undertaking ecological surveys and reporting in keeping with the client’s requirements and helping them to meet their obligations under relevant legislation.,

As Veon Ecology continues to grow its Scottish operations there is significant potential for career growth within this role.

Benefits of Ecologist Role

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Mobile phone, laptop and vouched expenses.
  • Professional membership fees covered.
  • Significant opportunities for career development within a growing organisation
  • Ongoing relevant training
  • Team Days

Responsibilities of Ecologist Role

  • Compile technically robust ecology and environmental reports to support client needs.
  • Assist with training, coaching and mentoring other members of the Ecology team.
  • Perform the duties of an Ecology Clerk of Works.
  • Perform ecological site inspections, site surveys and such other works on clients’ lands.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the wider Veon Ecology team on ecological issues as they arise, working as a team member to share knowledge, expertise and learning with colleagues.
  • Collate and store ecological data and reports pertaining to client sites or projects and maintain these records to be easily accessible on Veon Ecology’s computer systems.
  • Compile technically robust ecology reports.
  • Keep up to date with relevant legislation and guidance to ensure company compliance and interpret this for colleagues and the Management Team.
  • Manage a large workload efficiently including scheduling of work and communicating with team members and clients in a timely manner.
  • Manage time and project delivery in an organised and proactive manner to ensure smooth delivery of reports and projects.
  • Input into company policies relating to the protection and enhancement of biodiversity within our clients’ forests

Requirements of Ecologist Role 

  • Relevant degree in Ecology or related discipline is essential.
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Membership of CIEEM is desirable.
  • Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience of compiling technically robust ecology reports.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders and negotiate practical solutions.
  • Ability to manage projects to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in GIS including ArcGIS and QGIS is desirable.
  • Full driving licence is essential.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Scotland northern England and Ireland
  • Capable of both working well alone and as also part of the team when required.

To apply for this position please forward a covering letter and CV to careers@veon.ie. Closing date for applications is 19th April 2024.