London, Exeter, Corsham, Southampton, Cardiff – with an expectation that occasional site work and office work in other Ramboll UK offices will be required.
We invite you to bring your ecological/marine biological skills and experience into play as a member of our Ecosystem Solutions team. You will be part of a team of ecologists working on a range of projects spanning several sectors and to succeed in this role you must have an appropriate BSc or equivalent qualification/experience.
Marine biology is a specialist discipline providing technical advice for projects in Offshore decommissioning, International Finance, advising on the ecological enhancement of offshore renewable zones, marine (biodiversity) net gain, and ecological risk assessments (relating to pollution).
Inviting bright minds
We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions aim to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.
You will join our Ecosystem Solutions department
As our new consultant Ecologist/Marine Biologist you will be part of a specialist team including ecologists, nature based solutions specialists and ecotoxicologists delivering work in support of sustainable development, including biodiversity net gain, natural capital accounting and ecosystem services. We are a growing, ambitious and diverse team with a unique integrated approach; the team is dynamic and friendly, delivering work for a range of clients.
Our team is small enough that you will get to know everyone and feel you have a significant role to play, big enough that there are people to bounce ideas off and with a range of different specialists and we are doing some interesting work on nature positive/corporate BNG work/renewables. There is an interesting variety of work and opportunity to work with and get to know colleagues in a variety of other environmental disciplines.
Project work will be varied, covering a broad range of projects including:
Offshore wind ecological mitigation and enhancements
Offshore infrastructure decommissioning
Marine net gain
Impacts and dependencies on the marine environment
Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:
Undertaking marine biology assessments and producing high quality reports
Devising mitigation designs
Liaising with regulators
Assisting with management of small to medium scale projects with input on large scale projects with the support of the marine biology lead
Team player engaging with Ramboll project managers, clients, partner organisations and sub-consultants
Delivering technical work on complex projects
Assisting with fee proposal preparation and client communications
Inputs to resource planning
Carrying out such additional duties as may reasonably be required in this role
Your key deliverables over the first 24 months for this role will be:
Successful contribution to delivery of marine projects
Specialist advice to Marine Biology lead to support project managers and other Ramboll teams such as impact assessment and marine engineers
Contribution to the fields of biodiversity, natural capital, climate and sustainability
Your starting point for constant growth
From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:
Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
Appropriate BSc or equivalent qualification (MSc in a relevant environmental discipline is highly desirable)
Capable of producing clear and concise deliverables to a high technical standard
Highly organised and able to work efficiently and effectively to deadlines
Good knowledge of relevant environmental/ecology legislation
An understanding of the UK planning system in relation to development and the integration of ecology
Proficient user of MS Office software and ideally ArcGIS
Full clean UK driving licence
Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include: Flexible, collaborative, organised and able to prioritise own workload. Capable of working independently and effectively with in team. Ability to use initiative and think innovatively. Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English. Demonstrate attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. Self-motivated, reliable and dedicated individual. Interest in the sustainability agenda and environmental developments in the industry.
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