Senior Ecologist - Winchester

Location
Winchester
Salary
£31479.00 - £35430.00 per annum
Posted
19 May 2017
Closes
30 Jun 2017
Ref
BBBH23755
Contact
Josh Blanchard
Sector
Environmental
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide specialist advice to ensure that decisions are based on sound ecological principles
  • Find innovative solutions for reducing impact and enhancing the environment
  • Assessment and advice for EIA and HRA
  • Assist in development and preparation of policies with local frameworks and biodiversity initiatives
  • Provide support and advice at planning appeals, inquiries and hearings
  • Undertake surveys and assessments; and give advice on protected species
  • Ensure developments remain compliant with ecological legislation




Key Personal Attributes:
  • Be able to identify, develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
  • Support the growth of the team's culture and vision, including business development




Who you are:

Essential Requirements:
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant area, or ability and experience to operate at degree level
  • Ability to manage own workload and contribute effectively to the team
  • Communication skills with a high standard of written and oral presentation
  • Some previous post graduate relevant experience
  • Good knowledge and understanding of ecology (including specifically habitat management and restoration, survey methodologies and mitigation strategies
  • Good understanding of the principles of SEA, EIA and HRA and the application of the supporting legislation
  • Good understanding of the principles and application of planning policies and environmental legislation
  • Holds or is eligible to hold bat, dormouse or great crested newt survey licences
  • Project management skills
  • IT skills - including GIS, MS Word and Access and bat call analysis software
  • Current driving license, and ability to meet the travel requirements of the role




Desirable Requirements:
  • Full Member of CIEEM, or eligible for full membership
  • Knowledge/experience of Phase one habitat surveys and protected species surveys
  • Has recently obtained Natural England Development License
  • Experience of the preparation of impact assessments and mitigation strategies




What's on offer:
  • Competitive salary (£31, 479- £35,430)
  • Pension scheme