There is an exciting opportunity to join the Biodiversity & Geomorphology team in the North East Area. This is a key team, working hard to create a better place by protecting and enhancing our diverse habitats and wildlife.As a Biodiversity Technical Officer in the team, you would provide high quality, evidence-based ecological advice to colleagues and customers.Principal accountabilities:• Screen and advise on all relevant Environment Agency programmes, plans and projects for biodiversity impacts to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.• Provide consultation advice on high risk permits, consents, licences and planning applications to ensure that biodiversity and ecosystems are protected, and where appropriate, enhanced. • Identify and influence opportunities to deliver multiple benefits and to work with natural processes, through river basin management and flood risk management planning and delivery. • Be proactive in integrating biodiversity enhancements into Environment Agency capital schemes, including Biodiversity Net Gain • Take an active role in biodiversity & biosecurity incident response, and support wider environmental incident response. We are looking for someone with field and office-based experience and a proven ability in delivering conservation work.You will have a degree or 3-years experience in a relevant discipline.The successful candidate will have: • A good understanding of the ecological requirements of aquatic and wetland habitats and species.• Knowledge and experience of conservation principles and legislation.• Understanding of Water Framework Directive objectives• Excellent communication skills and ability to influence a range of internal and external customers.• Ability to provide quality and timely technical information. • Ability to build an evidence base to support recommendations and decisions.• Confidence to take decisions with the information available.• Flexibility to manage conflicting demands, and the ability to prioritise.• Excellent motivation and adaptability in delivering priorities. • IT skills in word, excel, GIS and database management.• Knowledge of fisheries and geomorphology would be an advantage.