Affric Limited: Environmental Consultant/Senior Consultant (with Marine Mammal Ecology expertise)

  • Blue Economy and Recruitment Consultancy S.L
  • Inverness, UK
  • 05/06/2024
Field work, Office work Conservation and ecology Fisheries and aquaculture Marine policy

Job Description

Affric Limited is a growing, successful, and ambitious environmental consultancy based in Inverness, in
the North of Scotland. Affric provide professional environmental consultancy services, from feasibility
to decommissioning, across a range of sectors, many with marine elements. Affric has a small, focused
team which provides a friendly supportive working environment. We work closely with our clients to
offer a tailored service and to ensure successful project delivery.

Job Purpose
The main purpose of this Environmental Consultant role is to undertake a range of activities to support
the delivery of energy, pipeline and infrastructure (ports and harbours) developments. The appointed
staff member will be an active member of the Affric team, providing environmental advice as part of
multidisciplinary team, and will contribute to the day-to-day tasks of the consultancy as a whole. These
will often include:

-Support in the delivery of projects from initial feasibility;
-Specialist input into Environmental Supporting Documents and Environmental Impact
Assessment Reports (EIAR);
-Guiding clients through the planning and/or marine licence application process;
-Liaising with clients, with site visits, as required;
-Providing construction environmental management support;
-Producing high quality work within tight time and cost constraints; and
-Carrying out any additional activities that may be reasonably required or requested.
The role also encompasses a need to demonstrate applied scientific knowledge within the topic of
marine mammal ecology. As such, there is an expectation that the prospective candidate will provide
specialist input into:

-Marine mammal risk assessments and European protected species licence applications;
-Marine mammal mitigation plans and/or monitoring programmes;
-Survey design (on occasion, this may not be solely attributed to marine mammals and may
involve other areas of marine ecology);
-The processing, analysis, interpretation and/or presentation of acoustic data; and
-Field-based work as required.

The starting position (Consultant or Senior Consultant) and salary will be commensurate with the
successful candidate’s previous experience. Future progression is not limited, and will be determined
by performance. Relevant training opportunities to provide personal and professional development are
also available.
The successful candidate will be based in the Affric Office near Inverness but may be required to travel
to meet a client’s needs. This may include working away. The successful candidate is likely to be involved in supporting the development of harbours and energy projects around Scotland, and further afield.

If you are interested in a position with Affric, please send a CV, cover letter, your key skills and salary expectations to:


Career level

Junior, Senior

Career options

Non academic career