Environmental Assistant – Perth / Inverness

  • Location: Perth
  • Category: Engagement Team
  • Salary: Competitive
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BEAR Scotland manage and maintain over 2500km of Scotland’s trunk road network including 1400 trunk road structures in the North West of Scotland for our client Transport Scotland. We have recently been successful in retaining this contract until at least 2030. To help deliver this contract we are looking for a number of Environmental staff at a variety of levels to join our existing team.

In this role, you will support the NW Environmental team to ensure all environmental obligations relating to the Network Maintenance Contract (NMC) are managed to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements and BEAR Scotland’s quality (environmental) management system. This role will be based in our Inverness or Perth depot, the option of hybrid working is available.  Previous experience in ecology or environmental work is not required for this role, which would be suitable for someone looking to start a career in the environmental field or for someone looking to make a career change.

The role includes:

  • Liaise with engineers and environmental subcontractors to organise and schedule survey dates and any logistical requirements (e.g. traffic management) for environmental surveys.
  • Review previous ecological survey reports and create a database of survey information for bridges and other structures in the NW trunk road unit.
  • Manage the NW Environment team’s collective email inbox to document and file all incoming schemes, subcontractor costs, and reports.
  • Keep the environmental survey trackers and programme updated.
  • Support the environmental team by assisting with environmental screening or other reporting.
  • Compile travel plans and risk assessments for ecological surveys and site visits.
  • Assist with ecological surveys and site visits across the NW trunk road network.

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in ecology and/or environmental assessment or office administration.
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • Good communication skills and team-working capabilities.
  • Ability to manage a challenging workload which is subject to change at short notice.
  • Hold a full and current driving licence.

The below additional qualifications are highly desirable but not required to be successful in the role:

  • Qualification such as HNC/HND or a degree in environmental sciences, ecology, or related field.
  • Experience in ecological surveying in the UK.


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