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Marine Fisheries Principal Consultant

Leading Independent Environmental Consultancy seeks an experienced Marine Fisheries Principal Consultant.

About the role:

With the support of our client's highly experienced fisheries team you will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of tendering activity and all aspects of project delivery including fisheries survey design, stakeholder and client engagement, data review/data collation and data analysis and interpretation.

You will be a technical lead for marine fisheries ecology, providing expertise, advice and guidance to colleagues and clients with extensive understanding of marine ecology assessment requirements. Overseeing and providing expert review for a wide range of marine ecological assessments (e.g. scoping reports, EIA, HRA reports, WFD assessments) is an essential part of the role. In addition, you will have management responsibilities for a variety of fisheries projects ensuring delivery to a diverse client base.

You will ideally have experience of the marine power sector with a good knowledge of the requirements for power station and renewable power (tidal and offshore wind) development assessments including fish entrapment, fish screening and noise and vibration interpretation.

A key aspect of the Principal role will be line management responsibilities as you will be leading a team of consultants and be responsible for the mentoring and training of individuals and staff development via the company's internal development scheme.

Business development is an important aspect of the role including maintaining relationships with existing clients and seeking new clients and marine fisheries project opportunities. You will be encouraged to attend or present at conferences / events and undertake training to develop your skills, giving you the chance to influence how we best meet our client needs in a growing and ever-changing market.

Skills and Experience

Sc. or Ph.D. in marine ecology or related discipline
Understanding of relevant marine policy/legislation
Ability to organise and coordinate marine fisheries surveys
Coordination, completion and review of fish and shellfisheries chapters of impact assessments (including HRA, EIA)
Excellent business development and client engagement skills
Extensive experience of stakeholder engagement including with SNCBs
Experience of the power sector and associated fisheries assessments
Line management experience and / or aspirations for line management
Managing and delivering large scale environmental projects
In addition, you will have
Excellent communication and reporting skills
Extensive use of Word and Excel
Proficiency in GIS software packages would be advantageous

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