Senior/Principal Ecologist

East Midlands
£35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
28 Nov 2016
26 Dec 2016
Jack Bartlett
Full Time
Contract Type
Job Summary
Due to the continued expansion my client are seeking ecologists at senior or principal level to expand and strengthen their team of ecologists in Central England. The candidates can be based from any of the client's offices in the East and West Midlands.

The client are a large multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that work across the UK and Ireland on high profile, challenging and innovative projects. As an employee you can expect to work as part of a forward looking, "can do" national Ecology Team. Although the majority of work is UK based, candidates with appropriate experience and skills, may have the opportunity to work overseas from time to time.

The job will entail:
*Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of ecological/EIA projects;
*Managing the technical and financial performance of ecological projects;
*Writing and reviewing Environmental Statement (ES) chapters and other ecological assessments;
*Acting as a specialist in one or more areas of terrestrial and/or freshwater ecology which may include protected species;
*Co-ordination of field and office-based work;
*Liaising with internal project managers and clients to identify ecological requirements of new projects;
*Providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables as required;
*Managing and mentoring junior staff as required;
*Organising and carrying out desk and field based ecological habitat and species surveys;
*Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies; and
*Undertaking other tasks to support the wider environmental business, as required.

The client pride themselves on progressing and developing candidates as far as their ability and desire will take them. They appreciate that working for a company should be a two way process and that it's about your interests and passions and the experiences you bring with you also, these will always be important to them as an employer and helping you to achieve your goals and aspirations.

Working for the client will bring a highly competitive benefits package and the support to develop your career in an environment that fosters your talents and encourages new ideas. They provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse workforce of highly talented professionals on projects that impact our world for the better.

Minimum Requirements
N.B. The minimum requirements relate to a senior position which is the minimum grade required for this position. A higher level of experience would be required in order to gain a principal level role.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have the following:
*Demonstrable track record in ecology consultancy including client and project management;
*Experience of managing safety, technical, and commercial aspects of projects;
*Experience of undertaking habitat surveys and protected species surveys as well as mitigation design and delivery;
*Detailed knowledge of UK wildlife legislation, planning policy and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
*Experience of ecological assessment in accordance with the CIEEM guidelines for terrestrial impact assessment in the UK;
*Experience as a specialist in one or more areas of terrestrial or freshwater ecology which may include protected species;
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical report writing;
*Comfortable working within a team, or alone;
*UK Driving licence;
*Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional longer/and or unsociable hours, and to work away from home on occasions;
*Ability to manage own time, and to mentor and motivate others;


*First degree in relevant subject
*Full Member of CIEEM.

*Higher degree in a biological science or related discipline;
*Chartered Ecologist (CEcol) or Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status;
*Experience of managing individuals or teams;
*Advanced botanical identification skills;
*Experience of freshwater habitat surveys and assessment; and
*Holder of protected species survey and mitigation licences
*Experience in Biodiversity Offsetting/ Natural Capital accounting.

For further information on this role or to submit a CV please contact Jack Bartlett on or 0121 616 7187 quoting the reference number ENV614.

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