[MARMAM] Job opportunity - Marine Ornithologist / Offshore Survey Manager
Paul at ess-ltd.co.uk
Mon Oct 6 08:22:53 PDT 2008
Job Vacancy - Marine Ornithologist/ Offshore Survey Manager
Environmentally Sustainable Systems Ltd (ESS) is a well established UK-based
consultancy operating primarily in the offshore ornithological survey
and assessment market. With experience on over seventy offshore and
onshore renewable energy projects, we are diversifying into emerging
offshore and terrestrial markets, including wave and tidal, housing,
commercial and other terrestrial developments. Due to expansion in
the offshore wind, wave and tidal sectors we are currently seeking a
highly experienced marine ornithologist with good knowledge of marine
mammals to lead offshore survey and assessment work including marine
ecological impact assessment studies and ongoing monitoring. The post
will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Candidates must possess:
· Expert knowledge of UK seabirds and ideally marine mammals.
· Proven track record in organising and leading offshore
· Project management and report writing skills.
· Experience of GIS and databases.
· High level of organisation, adaptability and ability to work
in a team.
- Please find an outline of roles, responsibilities, and criteria
below application details
We offer a competitive salary with attractive training and
development prospects and strong commitment to environmental
excellence, the highest H&S standards and the pursuit of high quality
Interviews will take place in Edinburgh in late October 2008.
Closing date for applications is 14:00 14th October 2008
To apply for the above post please fill out the application
form at http://www.ess- ltd.co.uk/ information/ recruitment. php (please
use as many pages as necessary and expand boxes to fit your
requirements) , and send along with a covering letter to paul at ess-
ltd.co.uk or by post to:
Paul Gill (Director),
Environmentally Sustainable Systems Ltd,
70 Cumberland Street,
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Managing seabird and marine mammal surveys.
2. Co-ordinating and liaising with offshore contractors,
boat skippers and clients.
3. Data coding, summarisation and presentation in
interim reports, using database and macros.
4. Data searches, evaluation, analysis and
5. Producing maps using ArcView GIS.
6. Writing offshore reports.
7. Writing offshore tender documents and quotations.
8. Financial management of offshore projects
9. Quality management, health, safety and environment
10. Attending client meetings, conferences, seminars and
11. Assisting other Project Managers where appropriate.
12. Tracking bird and marine mammal survey and research,
biodiversity assessment and EcIA.
13. Tracking offshore markets and targeting work
14. Developing effective stakeholder networks &
15. Contributing to systems for continuous improvement and
16. Undergoing Safety and Professional Training as appropriate
17. Reporting directly to Director
· Must have expert seabird and good marine mammal
· Educated ideally to degree level or above (at least diploma
or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
· Proven track record in organising and leading offshore surveys
· Project Management and report writing experience with
attention to detail
· Proven track record in delivering high quality outputs to
agreed deadlines to meet project execution and deliverables within
· Ability to work well under pressure and be able to use own
initiative in a self motivated fashion
· A genuine concern for environmental issues, and a sympathetic
interest in renewable energy.
· Capacity to understand clients needs and design cost-
effective solutions to meet these.
· Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel,
Access, and GIS (preferably ArcView*).
· Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
· Capacity to rapidly grasp, evaluate and present complex
information from a variety of sources.
· Good communication skills both verbal and written
· High level of organization and adaptability
· Expert marine mammal identification skills and practical
knowledge of survey techniques
· Knowledge and experience of biodiversity assessment and/or
ecological impact assessment.
· Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
· Practical experience in ESAS seabird surveying techniques.
· Up to date Personal Sea Survival Techniques/BOSIET/ HUET
· First class customer care, networking and telephone skills
Paul Gill MIIEM
Principal & Director
70 Cumberland Street
Edinburgh EH3 6RE
Tel: 0131 556 9119
Fax: 0131 556 9118
E-mail: paul at ess-ltd.co.uk
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