About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Construction Ecology Lead to join our team to work in Coleshill on HS2.

Role Purpose:

To be responsible for the delivery of ecological mitigation requirements for construction to the required HS2 Technical Standards and to policy and legal requirements.

What you’ll be doing

  • Developing and implementing robust and comprehensive ecological mitigation measures to avoid, minimise and then manage ecological risks, working collaboratively with the whole project team;
  • Accountable for fit for purpose ecological mitigation measures that meet HS2 and legal requirements and can withstand external scrutiny.
  • Reviewing and assuring all ecological mitigation deliverables for Construction including Construction ESMPs, Biosecurity Management Plans, Protected Species
  • Licence method statements; PWMS; Ecological related construction consents; ecological survey data; and Ecological chapters of the CEMP
  • Line management of the BBV Ecology Team, providing technical support and engendering a motivated and committed team who feel supported in their work and career path
  • To work closely with the BBV Head of Biodiversity on integrating the DJV Ecology design team and the BBV Ecology Construction teams for one integrated design and construction team delivering efficiencies in the design and construction ecology work and maximising the opportunities for ecological enhancements approved by HS2.
  • Who we’re looking for

  • Member of an environmental/ecological professional body
  • Background in of delivering ecological mitigation requirements on major infrastructure schemes
  • Knowledge of ecological policy and legislation
  • Experienced with collaborating with Natural England, Woodland Trust, Wildlife Trust and other Statutory bodies
  • Experience with implementing and reporting protected species licences
  • Why work for us

    Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

    We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

    Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

    Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

    Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

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