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Technical Specialist - Ornithology EIA

  • Salary

    Comprehensive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Education level

    Bachelor's Degree

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? Are you looking to “spread your wings”? Our client has a new role open as a Technical Specialist – Ornithology and is looking for the perfect candidate to join their team. 

About the role

Our client is significantly expanding their Ornithology consultancy services across the whole of the UK, Ireland and globally. This is creating exciting opportunities for high-calibre, motivated and commercially-minded ornithologists to help expand and manage their ornithological services across different regions and to work on and manage a wide variety of projects. You’d be joining at a significant moment in their expansion, both geographically and in the range of services. Your voice and ambitions will influence the direction of your travel.

Project work will include a full range of clients and projects ranging from utility companies, infrastructure, built development as well as regulator support within terrestrial, intertidal and offshore environments. Our client also has a long history of scientific projects, undertaking environmental impact assessments and reviewing developments that have kept them at the forefront of research development in many areas.

Across the company, you will work as part of a team of specialists, in a very close-knit community where personal skills and interactions across the business are highly valued. In addition, you will have good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders, clients and regulators.

About you

To be successful in this role we are looking for applications from professionals who have worked in a similar role or can demonstrate the appropriate transferable skills. They should have:

  • Ornithology / Ecology / EIA related degree (and potentially an MSc/PhD for Technical Specialist role);
  • Appropriate relevant experience for the grade applied for;
  • Surveying and working experience in the UK / Irish regulatory framework (with a specialist topic/expertise for the Technical Specialist role);
  • Ideally, an established track record in the field of ornithology/bird ecology, derived from a relevant career in consultancy, research or working for the government;
  • Working knowledge of the European and UK wildlife legislation and policy;
  • Appropriate membership level of CIEEM for the grade applied for or working towards accreditation (or no restriction on the ability to apply);
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to organise and develop their work with minimal supervision, as well as excellent team working ability;
  • Full current UK driving licence;
  • The ability to work away from home for short periods to meet the demands of project work for clients, at conferences or visiting other offices;
  • Knowledge and experience of the EcIA, EIA and HRA processes (for the Technical Specialist role);
  • GIS and/or R and/or Statistical Analysis skills are advantageous.


You will be self-motivated and able to work independently and within project teams drawn from our regional offices. For the Technical Specialist role you will also have the drive and enthusiasm to lead on specific topics you have expertise in and expand the current portfolio within the company and represent it externally. Thus, the ability to communicate effectively with clients in all sectors and a sense of pride in and responsibility for your work are paramount for this position.

Whether you are an applicant with academic, regulatory, consultancy or third sector experience you will need to demonstrate your ability to apply your skills in a commercial consultancy context through the experience in managing projects and dealing with people effectively and professionally.