Geospatial Ecologist / Natural Capital Specialist

Who is AiDash?

AiDash is revolutionizing the way that core industries such as utilities and energy tackle their operations, maintenance and sustainability challenges by using the power of satellites and Artificial Intelligence (AI). We enable our customers to utilize high resolution satellite imagery for inspection and remote monitoring of geographically dispersed assets at scale. Our recommendations and insights produced by our AI applications have saved our customers millions of dollars and improved overall network reliability for them and their customers.

AiDash is backed by top-tier investors, including Benhamou Global Ventures, National Grid Partners, Edison International, and Shell Ventures. To learn more about how AiDash is helping core industries become more resilient, efficient, and sustainable, visit www.aidash.com.

What we are building?

We are revolutionizing operations, maintenance and sustainability for core industrial and service sectors. This is what keeps us awake at night. We believe in AI with a purpose; AI with humans at its core, action-oriented Intelligence, solves complex problems, and outperforms the expectations of our customers.

Job Overview:

The goal of our team is to build products that make environmental assessment, monitoring, planning and reporting simple and user friendly, holistic and to be consistently applied across their business, and economic while not compromising quality. We want our users to accelerate sustainable enhancements by using our products.

We launched the Intelligent Sustainable Management System (ISMS) at COP26 in Glasgow that automates habitat assessment, calculates biodiversity to UK Government standards and provides a web-app for our client to plan, track and report on land enhancements across their estate. This is the beginning of a journey for our product that aims to expand to Carbon verification, natural capital quantification and detection services across land, air and water globally. You will be working within a team to expand the solution capabilities.

Responsibilities:

– Help develop and evangelize our sustainability solution (a true believer in our purpose).

– The role will be integral to further developing the ISMS solution, supporting customer onboarding and maintaining an excellent service experience.

– Support product development activities.

– Contribute to new concepts and present new ideas to wider audiences.

– Research, develop and maintain a library comprising regional standards, classification methods, eco-data sources and verification requirements.

– Guide and provide expertise to enable the development of additional product applications i.e. ecosystem metrics.

– Field experiments when necessary and provide assurance to the accuracy / quality of Geospatial analysis.

– Work cross-functionally with data scientists and data engineers to integrate Geospatial models and new applications into the production pipeline.

– Participation in client on-boarding process, be a source of environmental expertise and reinforce our customer experience.

– Working with clients to understand their business needs and helping to resolve issues, as a go-between the client and the technical teams.

– Being prepared to work flexible times in assisting the delivery of client projects.

Qualification & Experience:

– Degree level with industry experience in ecology, environmental science or related field with a focus on habitat enhancement. biodiversity and Carbon analysis.

– Demonstrable experience working with GIS and remote sensing i.e. aerial imagery, Satellite imagery drone imagery etc.

– Knowledge and understanding of Ecosystem services and natural capital accounting. Experience of reporting and quantifying eco-system services highly desirable (e.g. biodiversity, Carbon stored / in flux, water quality – to regional classification and standards).

– Practicable experience in providing habitat surveys i.e. Phase 1 or UK Habitat, verification work and recommending enhancement options to clients – ability to self-organise / manage workload is key.

– Experience in researching and developing natural capital / ecosystem service methods.

– Understanding of the Biodiversity Net Gain process (UK or similar elsewhere).

– A high degree of self-motivation, and willingness to work in a fast pace and unstructured business environment.

FAQs:

Benefits:

Salary negotiable within market rates, matching company contribution to pension 5%, bonus on target achievement plus ESOPs. Other benefits on par with industry.

Location:

Working from Home with Central London office location (up to 2 days per week). Flexible Work from Home policy depending on the outcomes and performance

Who will I work with:

You will be reporting to Director Innovation and Strategy. You will work closely with the local team based in London / UK flexible working.