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The successful candidate will be expected to manage staff and individual contracts, in order to deliver high quality ecological consultancy services within budget and to meet deadlines. They will also be involved in costing work and preparing tenders. This may involve: liaising with clients, other consultants and consultees; acquiring data from third parties; organising and supervising sub-contractors and other company staff; undertaking field work, preparing maps and writing and editing reports.
*You must be able to demonstrate excellent management skills, to oversee a busy and varied workload and to supervise field staff undertaking, amongst other things, bats surveys and assessments, other protected species surveys and assessments, Phase 1 habitat surveys and ecological Clerk of Works and Watching Brief roles on construction contracts.
*You will be required to undertake survey work, in particular for bats.
*You will be required to prepare, submit and implement European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licences for bats and other protected species as required.
*You will have detailed knowledge of relevant aspects of UK and EU environmental legislation and confidence when advising clients on wildlife issues during the development process, as well in liaising with statutory bodies, planning authorities and NGOs.
The Senior Ecologist will
*Have an appropriate degree(s)
*Be a Full Member of the IEEM
*Have experience covering Phase 1 and habitat surveys, EIA and HRA, as well as BREEAM and CfSH
*Excellent communication skills to enable effective liaison with clients and colleagues
*Experience managing a team largely focused on protected species surveys and assessments
*Have a particular expertise in bat ecology and be in possession of a survey licence
*Must be competent in the survey of one or more of the following key protected: great crested newts, badgers, reptiles, dormice, water voles, birds
*Have experience of writing EPSM licences for one or more of the following: bats, great crested newts, dormice. Ideally, have been a named ecologist on one or more EPSM licence.
*Experience of producing ecology chapters as part of EcIA for complex projects.
*Up to date knowledge of EU and UK legislation and policy
*Be personable, a team player and experienced with client interface
*Full clean driving licence
For further information on this role or to submit a CV please contact the Environmental Team on or 0121 616 7185 quoting the reference number ENV256.
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