We are supporting a high-profile client in their search for a principal ecologist to join their Northern ecology team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a high-level Senior/Principal Ecologist to join a well-established, global multidisciplinary consultancy in one of their two NW offices. Our client are looking for an ecologist to support the delivery of projects in the property and infrastructure sectors, working with clients such as The Environment Agency and Local Authorities.
Your brief will include undertaking and leading on ecological surveys and associated reporting; providing ecological advice; managing the day to day workload including delegating and providing support to the team. The role demands a balanced approach towards ecological risk management, benefitting both the needs of the client and nature conservation interests. To be successful in this position you will have excellent report writing skills and experience of effectively managing a variable portfolio of work and inputs from sub-consultants and other members of the wider project team.
Qualifications & Experience:
Our client is looking to speak with ecology professionals with an extensive background in undertaking ecological surveys, including Phase 1 habitat surveys, site assessments for protected species, initial inspections for bats and follow-up surveys of activity and great crested newt surveys. You need to have previous experience in managing projects, including setting and meeting deadlines within a budget. You need to be able to work collaboratively with the wider Environmental team whilst providing support to the junior members of the team. You will also need excellent verbal and written skills.
You will also need:
* Degree or equivalent in ecology or related subject
* Full membership (or eligibility for full membership) of CIEEM
Ecology / Principal / North West / Manchester / Preston / Project Management / Environment Agency / Ecological Surveys / GCN