Principal Ornithologist in Abingdon-on-Thames Apply

Location: Abingdon-on-Thames

Salary: Hidden

Recruiter: RPS

Date Advertised: 2021-11-26

Principal Consultant - OrnithologistRPS is looking for an experienced and commercially minded Ornithologist to join our highly respected Ecology Team at Principal level. Our work covers UK on shore and off shore projects and we are particularly interested to hear from ornithologists based in Scotland or those with particular experience in renewable energy project work. By joining RPS, you will become part of a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy. We specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapesThe roleThe position’s technical focus is ornithology services for infrastructure projects, including renewable energy, coastal developments, road, forestry and marine developments. This is a client facing role and you’ll benefit from an exciting and diverse workload, delivering high quality support for private and public-sector clients across Scotland, England and Wales.Whilst helping to grow, manage and support our ornithological team, the role will be to orchestrate ornithology surveys, impact assessments, mitigation design, EIA and HRA’s all in accordance with best practice. You will take on responsibility for the oversight and management of more junior team members’ technical work and outputs and work with senior staff to generate new client relationships and work streams.Your skills/experienceWe’d like you to have a degree (MSc or equivalent, and ideally a PhD) in ecology or closely related discipline and have established experience as an ornithology consultant. As well as your strong technical skills you’ll be experienced in consultation with statutory consultees and stakeholders and have developed skills in large scale infrastructure schemes including EIAs. You’ll have strong leadership qualities, project management and financial planning ability and experience of working in ecological consultancy or RSPB, BTO etc. You’ll need to have excellent communication skills with the ability to build on new and existing client relationships. Experience in work-winning for major projects and in-depth knowledge of the industry and professional consultancy is key.What we offer youWe will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK. Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, Car-allowance, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Gadget Insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewardsAbout RPS (Ecology)RPS is a leading global professional services firm of over 4,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.Our Ecology team provides ecological solutions for all types of development, whether terrestrial, aquatic, coastal or marine. From resolving bat issues in individual homes to delivering all ecological surveys for large-scale complex commercial developments including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP), we undertake all aspects of ecological consultancy, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and statutory requirements. We are renowned for getting permission for even the most challenging proposals whilst maintaining the highest possible professional standards. Our integrated suite of ecological solutions includes the full range of protected species and habitat surveys, ensuring compliance with land-based, aquatic and marine wildlife legislation. We are trusted advisors to both the private and public sectors, with staff contributing to a range of ecology guidance. As part of our quality assurance, all key ecology staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).Our Approach Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. ‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’Recruitment AgenciesWe have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.
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