Ecology Data Assistant in UK

Natural Power is a leading international renewable energy consultancy. We provide expert services to the renewable energy industry in the development, construction and operational phases of projects. We have built a successful ethos for delivering environmentally rewarding projects that allow Clients to reach their economic objectives.

Due to continued success, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated Ecology Data Assistant into our office in Falkirk on a 12 month fixed term basis (moving to Stirling Jan 2014). Our Ecology & Hydrology department is made up of a diverse range of ecologists and hydrologists with considerable technical experience and expertise built up from having worked on renewable energy projects for over twelve years.

Reporting into the Ecological Modeller you will primarily be responsible for providing data entry and data management services to clients within the wind (onshore and offshore) and wave/tidal industries. A selection of duties and responsibilities include:

  • Data entry of field data into spreadsheets;
  • Visualisation, presentation and processing of ecological data using ArcGIS;
  • Quality Assurance of data entry and GIS work carried out by other members of the team;
  • Provision of advice on data management;
  • Provision of regular progress reports for projects and team management, as required.

Knowledge and Experience

Ideally you will be degree qualified in a biological, environmental or ecological discipline, however this is not necessary. Further to academic qualifications, you will have relevant experience in a similar role, fulfilling comparable duties and responsibilities as outlined above. It is essential that you have experience of working with large datasets; ideally experience will have been gained from within an Environmental field.

You must be a proficient user of I.T., and in particular Microsoft packages. Experience with GIS software, particularly ArcGIS, would be beneficial. Experience of an ERP or document control package would also be a distinct advantage. Due to nature of business and role, you will be expected to be flexible with your time and standard duties.

Further Details

Salary offered will be dependent on your experience and fit for role. Further to salary, benefits include; generous holidays that increase with tenure, group personal pension scheme, childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, discounts on related companies, life assurance, critical illness cover and income protection as well as a weekly barbeque.

We offer a positive working environment; relaxed in terms of dress code and some of our approaches, yet highly professional with excellent support mechanisms in place to develop your knowledge and career.

The position is based from our office in Falkirk (FK2 7EY), however will be moving to our newly refurbished office in Stirling in January 2014. The office is fifteen minutes’ walk from Stirling train station, however for those more active, there is a bike shed, store room and showers on site (why not take advantage of our bike to work scheme). Further to this, we are next to The Peak sports complex offering; gym, pool, various courts/pitches, climbing wall amongst other things (why not take advantage of our corporate membership). We have parking onsite and are in close proximity to shops, supermarkets and food outlets.

Please apply online by uploading your CV and cover letter; this should clearly set out why you are suitable for the role. Please include information such as; your notice period, availability to interview, current salary, expected salary and where you saw the vacancy advertised. Our software uses CV parsing technology, so please ensure that information extracted is correct before submitting your application.

Closing date: Sunday 03 November 2013

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