Senior or Principal Ecologist

30 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Senior/Principal Ecologist

Location: Edinburgh

Type: Permanent

About the Role:

We are looking for a Principal or Senior Ecologist to win and coordinate a wide range of project tasks. You will undertake more general ecological appraisals, protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring.

You will be responsible for the management of your project work including your own technical assessments and reporting outputs, together with establishing and the maintaining ongoing client relationships and coordinating larger project survey requirements. The role could be either full or part time and will be a combination of office and field work

Key responsibilities:

* Take on and independently undertake a wide range of project tasks as and when required

* Provide general ecological appraisals, protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring

* Managing project work within the office, particularly technical assessments and reporting outputs; Establishing and the maintaining ongoing client relationships

Skills/expertise required:

* Educated to degree level in a relevant subject

* CIEEM membership (Associate / Full)

* Previous experience of working in a consultancy business

* Well established ecological consultant with bat and/or ornithology experience

* Ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys to a high standard and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types

* Full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques

* Full driving licence.

What we will give you:

Our 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 annual leave per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships

RPS Ecology:

At RPS, our Ecology Team work on a variety of projects including resolving bat issues in individual homes to delivering all ecological surveys for large-scale complex commercial developments including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP). We undertake all aspects of ecological consultancy and ensure compliance with environmental regulations and statutory requirements.

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy