Senior Ecologist

Water & Utilities
  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
My client is one of the UK’s leading independent environmental consultancies, specialising in environmental assessments, planning, policy advice and sustainability. They are currently seeking a Senior Ecologist to join them in London, Sussex, Norwich, Wakefield or Lichfield. The salary is competitive. Looking...

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Job description

My client is one of the UK’s leading independent environmental consultancies, specialising in environmental assessments, planning, policy advice and sustainability. They are currently seeking a Senior Ecologist to join them in London, Sussex, Norwich, Wakefield or Lichfield. The salary is competitive.  

Looking for an opportunity to advance your career in consultancy within a supportive environment?  

As a dynamic and growing business, they are looking for self-motivated and positive-minded Senior Ecologists to join their friendly teams in one of their five offices across the UK. The successful applicants will be involved in all areas of their work, supporting clients in vast range of different sectors. Responsibilities include co-ordinating and undertaking protected species surveys and mitigation projects, advising clients of constraints and survey requirements, preparing ecology chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments, and managing a team of ecologists to find commercially efficient and cost-effective project solutions.  

This position could provide a great opportunity to lead and deliver complex contracts and support more junior staff, draft high quality reports and review technical work, as well as support clients and their design teams by identifying solutions to their problems. They are keen to continue to grow their business, so you will play an important part in the delivery of their business development strategy by costing and tendering for work and finding new ways for the business to diversify and thrive.  

They have fixed term and permanent roles available in several of their well-appointed offices across the UK and the successful candidates will be based from one of these, however, the project-based nature of their work means that in order to successfully carry out contracts there will be a requirement for travel, overnight stays and periods of working away from home.

Requirements

To be considered for the role, you will:  

• Hold an appropriate degree qualification;  

• Have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience;  

• Have excellent knowledge of UK and relevant European environmental legislation;  

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

• Be comfortable with and have experience in attending meetings and liaising with clients, contractors, sub-contractors and third-party stakeholders;  

• Be able to critically review your own work and a minimum 2 years’ experience of reviewing others’ work;  

• Be competent in the survey of and mitigation for one or more of the following key protected species: bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles, and water voles;  

• Hold an EPS and/or conservation licence for one or more of the above species groups;  

• Have up to date knowledge of, and familiarity with, survey guidance for a range of protected species;  

• Demonstrate proven project and staff management experience;  

• Have good excellent organizational skills and an ability to resource work;  

• Be 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 able to deliver and lead training events and workshops, both internally to TEC and externally to clients and other stakeholders;  

• Hold full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM);  

• Be proactive, a self-starter and able to use own initiative when appropriate;  

• Have a full clean UK driving licence;

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