EMEC operates within three main areas: ecological consultancy, arboricultural consultancy and land management services. Established in 1991, EMEC has grown to be a successful practice and a leader in its field, offering ecological assessments, protected species surveys, ecological mitigation design and implementation, tree surveys and impact assessments, habitat creation and habitat management services.
Based in the heart of the East Midlands, EMEC operates for its clients throughout the UK. It serves developers, planners, architects, power and extraction industries, utility companies, local authorities, government agencies and private individuals. Its varied portfolio of work ranges from major national research contracts and large-scale ecological impact assessments for housing and industry, through to habitat management for nature reserves.
EMEC Ecology is a small and friendly ecological consultancy with a wildlife-focused approach whose profits are donated annually to our parent organisation, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Length of opportunity: Eight weeks
Salary/hourly rate: £7.90 per hour
The role will involve a range of ecological surveys and related work ranging from supporting surveys (for example amphibian, bat, badger, bird, reptile and water vole surveys) to drafting reports.
The role will offer hands-on experience in a range of survey techniques for protected species and Phase-1 habitats, as well as knowledge and understanding of tendering, client liaison and report writing within a busy consultancy.
There will also be the opportunity to work with the arboricultural and land management team on certain projects.
- We are looking for students that are currently studying ecology or a related subject.
- The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills, a high level of literacy and numeracy, excellent attention to detail and will be computer literate.
- Candidates must have an interest in wildlife, enjoy working outside as well as in the office and have a willingness to work some anti-social hours.
- A driving licence is desirable (with one year post-test experience) although candidates are not expected to own a car.
- Experience of surveys and knowledge of British Wildlife, experience of working in an office environment and a student CIEEM membership are all desirable.
We are looking for someone to slot into a busy team and provide assistance on surveys, project organisation and drafting reports. On-the-job training will be provided by the ecologists leading each project. We are looking for the candidate to build up baseline knowledge of survey approaches and mitigation requirements of a number of protected species.