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Principal Ecologist

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    Built Environment

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    £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + car allowance

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    Mark Bateson

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    8 days ago

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Principal Ecologist

Our client is looking for a Principal Ecologist to grow, mentor, manage and support the ecological team delivering master planning inputs, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. The company is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.


You will have the opportunity to benefit from an exciting and diverse workload, delivering high quality support for private and public-sector clients across the UK including exciting infrastructure and renewable energy projects.
You will be building up long-lasting client relationships, generating and effectively managing new business and have responsibility for financial planning and management. You'll project manage a wide and varied workload and supervise field staff and survey effort and have technical oversight and sign-off on project output.
You'll also: undertake site surveys, carry out ecological impact assessments as well as ecological mitigation design and implementation.

Your skills and experience

Ideally you will have full membership of CIEEM and have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
You'll need to be an established ecological consultant, have extensive project management experience and have worked in consultancy.
You'll be used to leading a team and be great at developing good client relationships to secure repeat business and gain new clients.
Bat experience is essential as is the ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types.
You'll have full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques

Benefits on offer

You will be provided with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. The company support their people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers.

Employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Car-allowance, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance, Profession Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards