Ref: SP124-921

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Overview / Responsibilities
Wood currently looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our Environmental Services team based in our Al Khobar office. Working as part of a small but extremely busy team, your role will primarily be to support the Senior Environmental team and provide ecology services to KSA and International 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 Characterization teams as required. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in these technical areas together with exposure to business development activities to contribute to the growth of the team.

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

Requirements

Skills / Qualifications
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

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

About the Company

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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