Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

25000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
10 Jun 2021
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Ecologist/Senior Ecologist

Our client has a vacancy for an experienced Ecologist for their busy Yorkshire offices to support their ecology and environment teams. You will be expected to contribute towards ecological survey and associated reporting at a variety of sites and locations across the UK, particularly in the flood risk management and rail sectors. You will also be responsible for mentoring junior staff members and inputting to bids/tenders and business development tasks. The post will involve demonstration of a high level of ecological knowledge in development of mitigation and survey strategies.

The role is in support of our existing senior ecological staff and the ideal candidate will be required to:

Lead on and feed into Ecological Impact Assessments and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals.
Undertake detailed ecological surveys and specialist protected species surveys.
Prepare the ecology and nature conservation chapters of Environmental Impact Assessments.
Work with and advise teams on large, multi-disciplinary projects.
Work on ecological mitigation strategies and their delivery on site.
Undertake Habitats Regulations Assessments for both plans and projects.
Support delivery of marketing initiatives.
Undertake production of ecology tenders and project proposals.
Contribute to the development of new best-practice principles and concepts and develop innovative solutions for clients.Qualifications and experience

Key competencies required for the role:

The right candidate will:

Be able to mentor junior staff.
Embrace the concept of continued professional development and integrate this into their work.
Be a self-starter and able to work alone on projects without supervision.
Demonstrate effective team working skills.
Possess a full UK driving licence and be able to travel long distances, occasionally staying away from home.Who we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will have a first degree (or equivalent) in ecology or a related discipline and full membership of CIEEM, or similar professional body. Previous experience of work in an ecological/environmental consultancy is essential.

They will be competent in a range of ecological survey techniques and will hold at least one European Protected Species survey licence. Applicants will also have experience of habitat and species mitigation, ideally having held European Protected Species licenses in relation to implementation of a mitigation strategy.

Ideally, they will be both technically knowledgeable to a level sufficient to meet the above requirements and also be able to demonstrate fluency and consistency in verbal and written English, in both technical and plain English writing styles, and have excellent interpersonal skills. They will also be able to demonstrate a good ecological skillset and have undertaken extensive ecological survey work.

Computer literacy, especially with a thorough competence in Microsoft Office is also essential (ideally with experience of QGIS or another GIS package).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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