Environmental Clerk of Works/Environmental Advisor

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We are delighted to be supporting our client, Stagfire Ecological Surveys, to recruit an experienced Environmental Clerk of Works/Environmental Advisor with an ecology and/or construction background.

Location:   Scottish Highlands and Islands
Pay:          £30k - £40k (depending on experience). Use of a company pool vehicle.
Contract:   Permanent and full-time (part-time working will also be considered)
Hours:       40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Stagfire continue to go from strength to strength and to help them achieve their ambitious plans, and meet customer demand, they are expanding their phenomenal team. Stagfire take pride in providing a first-class service, every time. They need an enthusiastic individual who thrives on being an environmental ambassador.

You will be responsible for overseeing compliance and monitoring of environmental management plans, conducting site inspections, advising on compliance with environmental regulations, and recommending measures to mitigate any adverse effects on biodiversity and habitats. You will act as a liaison between construction teams and environmental stakeholders, advocating for the protection and preservation of natural resources throughout the project lifecycle.

Every day is exciting and different. This is a varied role where you will be responsible for overseeing construction and development projects to ensure they are conducted in an environmentally and responsible manner whilst fulfilling associated planning conditions relating to the environment and will act as a liaison between construction teams and environmental stakeholders, advocating for the protection and preservation of natural resources throughout the project lifecycle. You’ll be happy using your own initiative and enjoy working alongside their awesome team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Site inspections and monitoring.
  • Environmental and legal compliance.
  • Implementation of environmental management plans.
  • Stakeholder communication and collaboration.
  • Data collection and reporting.
  • Assessing ecological risk.
  • Training and education to project personnel on environmental best practices, regulations and mitigation methods.
  • Implement emergency response plans for environment incidents or accidents.

Does this sound like a role for you? If yes, please send an up-to-date CV to nperks@redstartuk.com.

If you’d like more information and a friendly chat, please contact Garry Riddoch, Stagfire Senior Ecologist, on 07765 840 308.

Closing date:      Sunday, 9th June 2024
Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Stagfire are the supplier of choice for many consultancies and organisations in the renewable and environmental sectors. They pride themselves in their ability to meet project demands, small and large scale, in a timely and professional manner. In addition to Environmental Clerk of Works, they also undertake a wide range of ecological surveying and monitoring. 

Our client is committed to an active Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with their recruitment process.




  • Valid UK driving licence.
  • Right to work in the UK.
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience.
  • CSCS card.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of construction site staff.
  • A willingness to travel and stay away from your home base through the week if the job location requires.
  • An excellent understanding of the environmental issues and mitigation strategies associated with terrestrial construction activities.
  • A solid understanding of the statutory duties and responsibilities that companies have towards the environment during construction activities.
  • Excellent knowledge of environmental legislation and experience of applying best practice.
  • Experience of delivering construction site environmental compliance reports.
  • Environmental compliance auditing experience.


  • Working towards full membership of CIEEM and/or AEECOW.
  • Protected species licence holder.
  • Survey experience in other ecological areas (e.g. ornithology, botany, mammals, bats).
  • Carrying out work in peatland environments. 
  • Knowledge of working under biosecurity protocols.
  • Display a diligent approach to data collection and Microsoft Office skills.

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