Flying into Binnies’ environmental team

Binnies is pleased to share that Wendy O’Neill, an ecology professional and ornithologist, has joined us as a principal ecologist. Wendy is based at our office in Chester and contributes to the growing expansion of the environmental services team.  

Wendy arrives at Binnies looking for a new challenge after various roles in an ecology discipline, including a long-standing position as a senior ecologist for AECOM. Her career has combined her technical knowledge and skill alongside her personal interest in ornithology. She will specialise in ornithology and non-native plant species work.  

When asked about her initial impressions of Binnies and the culture within the business, Wendy responded: “Definitely that everyone is so friendly and welcoming – I felt right at home almost immediately. I am looking forward to taking part in the Chester office’s social activities and getting to know everyone.”  

Wendy O'Neill

When away from her Binnies desk, Wendy is a keen ornithologist and has lots of experience in handling birds of prey, bird identification and various other avian activities. Having previously completed voluntary work for various environmental organisations, Wendy particularly enjoys recording bird species along the banks of the river Mersey. She has experience of owning her own hawks and falcons and has used them for avian deterrence on commercial and industrial buildings in urban environments. She also carries out biomimicry work for aeronautical engineers using birds of prey.  

Emma Stevens, Binnies Head of Environmental Services, expressed her delight at Wendy’s appointment, stating: “Having Wendy join us with her ornithological skills is particularly exciting for our team; we have many junior ornithologists who are very excited to learn from her. She also instantly endeared herself to us all by baking us an excellent cake on her first day – she has many talents!” 

About Binnies

At Binnies, we create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery. Backed by a culture that has stayed true since the company’s founding over 100 years ago, Binnies develops intelligent water and environmental solutions using a whole-life-cycle approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. We strive to elevate the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is an RSK group company and was formerly part of Black & Veatch.

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About the RSK group (RSK)

RSK is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services group made up of over 175 businesses. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

For over 30 years, RSK has been helping organisations realise their business goals efficiently, cost-effectively and with the minimum environmental and social impact. We deliver practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. As a client-focused business, our services are constantly evolving to directly respond to or pre-empt global conditions and legislative drivers.

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