Senior Ecologist

£27000 - £34000 per annum + benefits
08 Feb 2017
22 Mar 2017
Jack Bartlett
Full Time
Contract Type
Due to increasing workload, my client is seeking a Senior Ecologist with ecological consultancy experience to join their dynamic team in the south-east. They are looking for someone who has a good breadth of experience, with EPS qualifications, and ideally experience in botanical surveying and habitat assessment and management.

The client is an environmental planning consultancy providing value added services to a range of clients, primarily across the South East of England. The position is both flexible, i.e can be done on a part-or full time basis and allows for home-working.

Key Tasks:

The successful candidate will be required to:

*Undertake generalist and specialist field surveys (at habitat and species levels)
*Write and review reports, using structure relevant to task/survey
*Draft and produce EIAs and supporting material
*Prepare budgets and fee estimates
*Prepare and manage protected species licences
*Organise and manage junior staff and sub-contractors for field work
*Oversee and manage specific jobs and associated budgets
*Meet with and advise clients
*Attend meetings on behalf of clients
*Support other Ecologists and the Director

Key skills required are an ability to communicate face to face with a wide variety of people. The candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to prepare oral presentations, to write effectively, and to respond to clients in a positive manner. Candidates must have a strong understanding of ecological and scientific principles and must be rigourous in their use of analytical information. The Senior Ecologist is expected to work independently in areas of competence, although they will be supported by their line manager.

The successful candidate will be a full member of IEEM and have substantial ecological consultancy experience. The candidate should have broad knowledge and experience across a range of species and surveys, ideally holding protected species licences.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop within a dynamic environmental planning consultancy. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For further information on this role please contact Jack Bartlett on or 0121 616 7187 quoting the reference number ENV626.

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