What is an Ecologist?
Ecologists play an important role within construction projects by providing expert advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact of the construction on the natural environment. They can help to identify areas of ecological significance, assess the potential impacts of the construction on habitats and wildlife, and recommend mitigation measures to minimise these impacts.
Overall, ecologists play a crucial role in ensuring that construction projects are designed and implemented in an environmentally responsible manner, with minimal impact on the natural environment.
What are the typical duties and activities for an Ecologist?
From employer to employer the description of an Ecologist job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
Site surveys and assessments: Ecologists may conduct surveys of the site to identify any sensitive habitats or protected species that could be affected by the construction. They can also assess the potential impacts of the construction on the soil, water quality, and air quality.
Environmental impact assessments: Ecologists can conduct environmental impact assessments (EIAs) to evaluate the potential effects of the construction on the surrounding environment. This can include assessing the impact on biodiversity, water resources, and air quality.
Habitat restoration and management: Ecologists can recommend measures to restore or manage habitats that may be impacted by the construction. This could include planting new vegetation or creating new habitats for wildlife.
Mitigation and management plans: Ecologists can help to develop mitigation plans that aim to reduce the impact of the construction on the environment. This could include measures such as minimising the disturbance of sensitive habitats or relocating protected species to a safe area.
Skills required to be a successful Ecologist
To be successful within an Ecologist job, the below skills are important;
Strong knowledge of ecology
Ability to conduct surveys and assessments
Understanding of relevant legislation
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Strong analytical skills
Project management skills
How can we help with your Ecologist job search?
For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Ecologists across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.
Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Ecologists and secure the market's leading Ecologist jobs.
With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right Ecologist Jobs to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.
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Vancouver is a major city in Western Canada and has the highest population density on Canda with an estimated population of 2,463,431 as of 2016. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for quality of life and covers an area of 44 square miles. Vancouver has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:
The Broadway Subway Project
The main part of construction on the 5.7 km extension of the Millennium Line started in May 2021, while the scheduled completion date is in 2025. Six underground stations will tie 700m of elevated line and 5km of underground line together. The cost for the build is $2.83 billion. The provincial government will foot the bill, with contributions from the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver.
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