Environmental Manager – Biodiversity (Ground Control)

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Ground Control’s Ecology and Environmental department has a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and commercially minded Environmental Manager to join their expanding team in this new role.

This is a great role for a Biodiversity specialist who wants to expand their skills and move over to a forward thinking, environmentally focused business who have recently won the Pro Landscaper business award for the most Sustainable Company of 2021.

This role would act as a central point of contact for biodiversity opportunities and enquiries. It would liaise with the different parts of the business in order to deliver the work, actively undertaking surveys, biodiversity metrics and reporting, promoting biodiversity work across the business. It would also capitalise on the commercial opportunities which are arising due to developments within the industry including biodiversity net gain, natural capital assessments, ecological offsetting and ecosystem services

What we offer;

At Ground Control we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer a wide-ranging benefits programme inspiring you to realise your full potential;

We have recently been rated 62nd in the Britain’s Best Company List for 2021

We inclusively support ‘The Race at Work Charter’, ‘Ban the Box’, ‘The Armed Forces Covenant’ and are ‘Disability Confident’

A supportive, entrepreneurial working environment that fosters collaboration

We believe that ‘no job is too urgent or important not to be done safely’ and embed this Safety culture throughout the business

Training, development, coaching and mentoring opportunities, with clear career path progression

Match funding for employee fundraising and 2 personal choice volunteering days

We invest 5% of our profits into the Evergreen Fund, an investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives.

By 2025 we have committed to planting 1,000,000 trees, having a fully electric fleet, and being carbon neutral

Cycle to work, Travel loans

Bupa employee support & Free Flu Jab & subscriptions to an online GP service and

Calm, the wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

We would welcome applications from existing Biodiversity experts with relevant practical experience within the industry either working for a contractor or local authority.

Ideally you will be a Full Member or Chartered Status of CIEEM and be experienced in using net gain metrics, including Defra 2.0 and 3.0, Warwickshire metric and Small Sites metric. Experience with Natural Capital Assessment tool is also highly desirable.

You’ll have a broad understanding of ecology legislation and policy and be familiar with regional Biodiversity Action Plans and Section 41/42. You will also have worked on biodiversity enhancement such as habitat creation and sensitive management

In addition you will;

Be able to work under own initiative and be able to prioritize workloads

Attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and plenty of initiative

Will have detailed knowledge of relevant aspects of UK and EU environmental legislation and confidence when advising clients and contracting teams on wildlife issues

Have excellent communication skills to allow effective liaison with planners, developers, professional advisors, contractors, landowners, the general public and other

Be personable, a team player and experience with client interface

Be in possession of a full UK driving license

If you want to be a part of our rapidly growing and environmentally focussed company then, in the first instance, please send your CV to callum.wanliss@ground-control.co.uk or give us a call for a strictly confidential conversation.