Principal Ecologist

35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Ecologist - Stirling
A well-established consultancy are seeking a skilled Principal Ecologist to assist their modest team of expert ecologists with an expanding workload. Our client provide a full range of ecological services and practical advice to a wide variety of clients across Scotland, with a particular focus on protected species.
As a Principal Ecologist, you will undertake a varied workload; daily duties will be divided between field-based tasks and office-based responsibilities. These specific duties may include, but not be limited to undertaking ecological surveys and assessments, preparing reports, licence applications and mitigation strategies, project management, line management and mentoring of junior staff.
Required Skills and Experience
* A strong record in ecological consultancy (at least 8 years) managing a varied range of projects.
* At least an undergraduate degree in Ecology or a related discipline.
* Experience of managing a team and mentoring junior staff.
* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with experience preparing high-quality reports and liaising with clients and contractors.
* At least 1 protected species survey licence and demonstrably strong knowledge of UK/EU wildlife legislation and the planning system.
* Experience of planning and implementing mitigation schemes and preparing licence applications.
* CIEEM membership.
* A full, clean UK driving licence.
This is an excellent opportunity for a keen Principal Ecologist to become a crucial member of a growing team of friendly professionals. If you have a passion for ecology and protected species this is the ideal role for you! Our client can offer a competitive salary and benefits package including flexible working options, apply today!
To be considered click apply on this advert or if you are interested in learning more about this Principal Ecologist role contact our Ecology specialist Kirsty Drane at Zodiac Recruitment

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