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Nicholas Pearson Associates is an established, respected and award winning consultancy of environmental planners, landscape architects, ecologists and visualisation with projects throughout the UK. 

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work. We cover projects ranging from small scale private residential properties to large, multi-phased urban expansion schemes. We work on projects for a wide range of development types and clients across residential, commercial, energy, minerals, transport, education, recreation and leisure sectors.

Seasonal Field Surveyors

We are seeking to appoint Field Surveyors to help support our ecology team, based in our Bath office, during the great crested newt survey season.  This will be a great opportunity to learn some practical survey skills, as well as gaining experience of working within a busy environmental consultancy.  Whilst this role is primarily to assist with the great crested newt surveys, there may be an opportunity to undertake other surveys.

Applicants should be conscientious, self-motivated team players with a professional attitude.  They need to be organised, have an excellent eye for detail and be capable of keeping accurate records of data collected whilst in the field.  Candidates must be willing to work in the field 8 to 10 hours per day for five days a week. 

Candidates should have:

•    A full UK driving licence and a willingness to travel;

•    Enthusiasm and a genuine passion for wildlife.

The following would also be desirable:

•    An honours degree in ecological science, or equivalent;
•    A GCN licence (Level 1).

Applicants will need to be available to start as soon as possible, ideally being able to work from 16 April to 29 June 2018.

We will provide a competitive rate of pay (dependant on experience) on a fixed term contract and reimburse business related expenses such as travel and subsistence.  

To apply for the post please send a covering letter, CV and completed application form preferably in digital format as a PDF by e-mail to info@npaconsult.co.uk  or by post for the attention of Ceri Griffiths at Nicholas Pearson Associates, The Farm House, Church Farm Business Park, Corston, Bath. BA2 9AP.

The deadline for all applications to be received is 9.00 a.m. Monday 30 April 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

No recruitment agency applications will be accepted, thank you.

Thinking of working for us? 

We always welcome applications from talented people interested in our work and approach. We employ Landscape Architects, Ecologists, Environmental Planners, supported by a team of technical specialists, including 3D Visualisers and administrative staff. If you are interested in working for us, please send us a covering letter, CV and completed application form, preferably in digital format as a PDF by email to info@npaconsult.co.uk and marked  for the attention of Gavin Payne.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Nicholas Pearson Associates Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer, and makes no discrimination with respect to applications from people with disabilities, from all races, religions, and from both sexes. The Company welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. 

The Company is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and complies with all relevant Acts and statutes. It actively seeks to ensure that no discrimination occurs within the workplace nor with respect to Company business and practices. 

A copy of our Equal Opportunities Statement is available on request from our Bath office.

 

AssociatEcologist
Nicholas Pearson Associates (NPA) is an established and respected consultancy of environmental planners, ecologists and landscape architects based in the centre of Bath with projects throughout the UK. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to our work. Our highly regarded team of ecologists provide the full spectrum of ecological services whilst maintaining excellent professional standards together with a high degree of scientific integrity. We have a broad client base and cover projects ranging from private residential properties to large, multi-phased urban expansion schemes.
This is a rare opportunity to join NPA at senior management level and influence the future development of the ecology team and the company.
It is envisaged that the successful applicant will possess and be able to demonstrate:
• A detailed knowledge of habitats in the UK and good botanical field skills;
• Experience of preparing / holding EPS licences, particularly for bats and GCNs;
• Experience of working on large scale developments and preparing EcIAs, HRAs, Ecological Management Plans and undertaking BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments;
• Full membership (minimum) of IEEM; 
• An interest and experience in actively engaging with the design process to incorporate ecological measures into developments to ensure net biodiversity gain;
• An excellent understanding of ecological planning law and the role of ecology within the planning system at national, regional and local level;
• Previous experience of managing a team of ecologists within a consultancy, including technical mentoring and support;
• Previous experience of marketing ecological services / strong commercial awareness; 
• Proven project and financial management experience including scoping, estimating and tendering for work;
• Confidence in dealing with clients, wider project team members and stakeholders;
• Excellent report writing skills.
The following elements of experience are desirable but not essential:
• Have prepared evidence and acted as an expert witness at Public Inquiry proceedings;
• Possess ornithological and/or entomological field skills;
• Have published papers / delivered presentations at conferences. 
We are offering a competitive salary together with a generous company benefits package within a friendly and stimulating work environment. We are an equal opportunities employer.
To apply for the post please send a covering letter, CV and completed application form (downloadable from our company website) preferably in digital format as a PDF by email to info@npaconsult.co.uk  or by post for the attention of Gavin Payne at Nicholas Pearson Associates, 30 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LN.
The deadline for all applications to be received is 9am on Wednesday 21st November 2012

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