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Senior Ecologist

Job Description

Senior Ecologist

EarthStream Global are urgenlty looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our clients Environmental Services team based in Saudi Arabia. Your role will mainly to support the Senior Environmental team and provide ecology services to Saudi Arabia & Global projects.

The role will involve undertaking protected species surveys, report writing and helping with business development activity. In addition you will also work within the wider Environmental Management team providing support to Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Permitting and Site Characterisation teams as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking protected species and habitats surveys e.g. flora survey, small mammal trapping, camera trapping
  • Report writing of ecological impact assessments and ecology/biodiversity chapters for ESIA
  • Assisting with the generation of tender opportunities through business development with existing and new clients
  • Assisting with the preparation of tenders, liaising with clients and team members (internally and externally)
  • Being part of a team that makes complex decisions with consideration of appropriate inputs
  • As required, working with other consultants in the wider Environmental Management team

Essentials Skills and experience:

  • Relevant BSc in environmental sciences and/or Ecology
  • Grounded and practical knowledge and understanding of ecological legislation, guidelines, regulations and practices e.g. KSA and IFC performance standards
  • Career history working as an ecological consultant, with demonstrable experience of providing ecological input to ESIA projects
  • Demonstrable experience of environmental project co-ordination experience across a range of areas
  • Be conversant in IFC performance standard 6 and its application
  • Specialism in a particular relevant ecology field (e.g. bats, flora, birds etc.)
  • Ability to network and communicate well internally, but also externally with clients
  • Excellent decision making skills, demonstrating initiative and autonomous thinking
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety, giving priority to its importance at all times
  • Full driving licence
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout KSA as required
  • Knowledge of Natural Capital and ecosystem services baseline and impact assessment modelling
  • Project Management
  • Additional language skills