Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading consultancy that is passionate about helping clients around the world to deliver sustainable solutions to a range of environmental challenges. We pride ourselves on solving complex environmental problems and providing government, public agencies and a range of businesses with advice, scientific analysis and data to support policy and the development of innovative solutions.
The Water and Environment (formerly cascade) is a business practice of Ricardo Energy & Environment, offering a comprehensive range of specialist services within the environmental consultancy sector. Being both nationally and internationally recognised as a consultancy, we offer a stimulating and rewarding setting in which to work with plenty of opportunities to work across all sectors of our business where there is an interface with our water and environment practice.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced hydro-ecologist to join our expanding water environmental team based one of our offices in the UK.
You will be involved in providing your technical expertise and experience on a variety of water and environmental management projects, including river restoration schemes, river management and environmental impact assessment projects as well as cutting edge R&D studies for a wide range of clients in the public and private sector.
You will be responsible for assessing the hydro-ecological impact on protected and native species across the British Isles for a range of water bodies (predominately rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries) in situations where there are constant demands on water for a range of climatic, infrastructure, planning and catchment scale scenarios. Understanding, predicting and communicating the potential impact of hydrological conditions on habitats and ecology will be a critical element of your role, working alongside a multi-disciplinary environmental team. You will need to be able to promote sustainable, cost-effective solutions to current challenges to support recommendations for the development of measures to afford sustainable environmental protection.
Within your role you will be expected to manage some of your own projects, contribute to others as part of a wider team and, identify new business opportunities that fit with your experience and those of your colleagues.
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This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.