Ecologist

About Pell Frischmann:

Pell Frischmann is an international multi-disciplinary consulting engineering company with over 90 years of experience in the built environment. We are a unique business whose purpose is to generate sustainable funds to deal with the environmental and social commitments resulting from the closing of Germany’s hard-coal mining industry; so our work directly contributes to environmental protection and preservation for the future.

Our expertise and capabilities cover: Aviation, Buildings, Civil Structures, Highways & Transportation, Land Development, Rail, and Water & Wastewater.

“Excellence Through Innovation” permeates our company culture. We believe that quality engineering goes beyond simply achieving codified compliance, and we passionately pursue solutions that deliver better results for end-users via unconventional methods.

 

Main Purpose of the Job

Pell Frischmann is seeking to appoint a number of graduate ecologists and seasonal field ecologists to join their Environment team to undertake ecological surveys for a large scale infrastructure project.

The roles would ideally be based out of our Luton office with works across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, but we are also keen to hear from candidates for our Birmingham office. The project is centered around Aylesbury and as such candidates should be prepared to work and travel in and around this area. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for undertaking a range of bat surveys including emergence surveys, crossing point surveys and automated static detector setup and analysis.

 

The role will be primarily field based, with many of the surveys undertaken at night.

For the graduate ecologist role, the ideal candidate will have at least a season of bat survey experience and be familiar with undertaking emergence surveys, automated detector surveys and bat call analysis.

For seasonal field ecologist roles, we are keen to hear from those looking to develop an ecology career.  Basic knowledge of bat ecology would be advantageous, with training and guidance provided by senior staff members. Seasonal Roles will commence in May and continue until September, with the potential to extend.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of tasks incorporating the following elements:

  • Undertaking a range of bat surveys including (but not limited to): emergence surveys, crossing point surveys and automated static detector deployment. Opportunities to help on other surveys including thermal imaging and radio-tracking may also be available.
  • Sound analysis of bat calls recorded by static detectors;
  • Report writing under guidance of senior staff members.

 

Why Pell Frischmann?

Not only are we one of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies, we also understand a career isn’t just a job. At Pell Frischmann you will not be pigeon-holed but encouraged to thrive and develop through our learning and development programme.

If that and a competitive salary isn’t enough, we also offer other excellent benefits, including:

  • 25-Days Annual Leave and Buy, Sell & Carry-Over Policies.
  • Life Assurance at 4x Base salary.
  • Season Ticket Loans.
  • Salary Sacrifice Benefits.
  • Full Learning and Development programme.
Essential Preferred
Qualification • Undergraduate degree in Ecology, Environmental Management or a related discipline. Degree qualified and working towards Chartership.
Experience • Experience of bat surveys, ideally at least one full season with a range of survey techniques. • Experience of data analysis in particular reference to bats.
• Experience of ecological report writing.
• 2+ years’ experience post-graduation.
Skills • Knowledge of relevant UK wildlife legislation including conservation of protected species.
• Knowledge of survey methods for bats.
• Full UK driver’s licence.
• Experience of off-road driving.
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