Emily McVean | Senior Ecologist | Derbyshire

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Emily has worked as a professional consultant since 2011. During this time, Emily has developed a detailed understanding of ecological survey, wildlife legislation, Habitats Regulations Assessments reports, Ecological Impact Assessment, and mitigation design/aftercare. Emily has a strong background in the infrastructure sector with good experience on nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) such as roads, rail, offshore renewables, and ports. Emily has also worked on commercial and mixed-use developments, enhancement projects, and marine licensing projects such as marine mineral extraction and subsea infrastructure.

Emily is competent in advising on ecological mitigation and enhancement measures – from small-scale residential projects up to multi-billion pound infrastructure schemes – and coordinating with other specialists such as landscape architects, civil engineers, data scientists and property managers. Emily has wealth of experience liaising with statutory bodies and preparing method statements and compensation approaches for protected species licensing for GCN, badgers and bats. She has a keen interest in the uptake of digital innovation with respect to ecological survey and management.

Emily has undertaken a range of biodiversity gain assessments and is certified to undertake Modular River Surveys and River Condition Assessments as part of Biodiversity Metric calculations.

Emily graduated from the University of Southampton in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Science. She is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and is registered to use the great crested newt (GCN) survey class licence in England.

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