Principal Ecologist

Water & Utilities
  • UK, North West, Lancashire, Manchester
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • from £40,000 to £45,000 per year
My client is an environmental consultancy across the UK and they are looking to recruit for Principal Ecologists for their operations in the North & Midlands regions. Applications are particularly welcome from ecologists who have botany as a specialism and are, or could be certified at FISC level 4 or...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 07.03.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

Quote ref: 999676/26971

Quote ref: 999676/26971

Job description

My client is an environmental consultancy across the UK and they are looking to recruit for Principal Ecologists for their operations in the North & Midlands regions.  

Applications are particularly welcome from ecologists who have botany as a specialism and are, or could be certified at FISC level 4 or above.

Requirements

- Hold an appropriate degree qualification;  

- Have a minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience;  

- Have excellent knowledge of UK and European environmental legislation;  

- Have excellent fieldwork and report writing skills including protected species surveys, EPSM applications, ES chapters and ecological management plans;  

- Be able to critically review own output and possess a minimum 5 years’ experience in reviewing others’ work;  

- Be competent in the survey of and mitigation for 2 or more of the following key protected species: bats, badgers, breeding birds, dormouse, great crested newts, reptiles, and water voles;  

- Hold an EPS and/or conservation licence for one or more of the above species groups, and preferably be a Registered consultant on the class license scheme for one or more of the above species groups:  

- Have proven project and staff management experience;  

- Be confident and able to manage own workload, be proactive in managing projects and be able to delegate to and provide support to junior staff as appropriate;  

- Be proficient in customer service and the ability to deliver and lead training events and workshops, both internally to the company and externally to clients and other stakeholders;  

- Hold full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and preferably CEcoL;  

- Have proven qualities of a proactive self-starter with an ability to use own initiative when appropriate;  

- Have a full clean UK driving licence.  

- They also have a specific requirement for an experienced ecologist with experience in high level reptile mitigation.

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