Senior Ecological Specialist


About this job

  • Industry: Traffic, City & Urban Planning
  • Area of expertise: Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 50
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Saturday, 23 October 2021

About this role: Senior Ecological Specialist

About this role: Senior Ecological Specialist

  • Ensuring ecological excellence throughout the baseline survey and monitoring programs;
  • Reviewing consultant reports and ecological sections of ESIA;
  • Preparation constraints analyses, updating ecological survey reports;
  • Conducting and coordinating ecological and associated surveys;
  • Quality assurance of ecological data;
  • Auditing of third-party survey teams;
  • Generation of ecological summary reports and presentations supporting training, education and awareness;
  • Liaison with Conservation Department to ensure integration within survey interests and field activities;
  • Identification of novel and innovative techniques for baseline sampling, survey and monitoring;
  • Support research studies investigating impacts or mitigation measures (e.g. restoration, relocation);
  • Ownership and maintenance of the GIS Database for biodiversity throughout company Development areas.



  • The Ecological Specialist should have a good background in terrestrial or marine (or both) sampling, survey, surveillance and monitoring;
  • The Ecological Specialist should have good understanding of Ecosystem Function and Ecosystems Services as well as Landscape Ecology;
  • Specialist will have a good understanding of differences between core science, conservation and ESIA scientific methods;
  • A good knowledge of at least one species group (e.g. flora, mammals, corals) for the Middle East but preferably specifically to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • Keen interests should extend to any biological systems so that no one group is weighted above others;
  • As minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Marine Biology, Environmental Biology, Landscape Ecology etc. Preferably, a Master’s degree or Ph.D.;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience across terrestrial or marine ecology with preference to baseline survey or ecological management supporting development;
  • Experience of ecology in the Middle East and preferably demonstrable experience in KSA;
  • Strong supervision, people management and enthusiastic outlook;
  • Proven record of successfully coordinating and supervising ecological survey and monitoring programs;
  • Strong technical skills across marine or terrestrial ecology including writing and critical review.

How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Elaine Nina S Gregorio via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Elaine Nina S Gregorio
Brunel Energy Qatar Doha
+974 44 666 275

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