Ecologist & Senior Ecologist

Salary Description:
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Sector:
Ecology & Conservation Jobs
Function:
Ecologist
Location:
South East
Area:
Kent
Location Description:
Hartfield
Posted:
5th July 2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Greenspace Ecological Solutions
Job Ref:

Greenspace Ecological Solutions are seeking an Ecologist and Senior Ecologist to join our team. The successful candidates will join an award winning independent ecological consultancy which is committed to achieving the highest possible standards of service, whilst providing ecological advice across a range of disciplines.

Recently shortlisted in the CIEEM Consultancy of the Year Awards 2018, GES has an excellent reputation and we welcome enthusiasm, fresh ideas, commitment and a forward-thinking approach.

The company provides a detailed working knowledge of the planning process / policies and relevant UK and EU legislation. Having developed a reputation for high quality work we therefore seek individuals professional ecologists with drive and a passion to succeed.

Offering competitive salaries, pension scheme, benefits and individuals access to training budgets and research funds, we are looking for experienced ecological consultants to work as part of our team. The chosen candidates will manage projects, organise and undertake habitat and protected species surveys, provide ecological advice, technical reports and liaise directly with clients.

The Senior Ecologist role will include the production of tenders, EIA, EcIA, HRA and BREEAM assessments, whilst assisting in the mentoring of junior members of the team.

A proven ability to identify and facilitate ecological solutions is essential and all candidates must have strong project management and communication skills, be commercially aware, detail orientated and motivated to work both independently and as part of a team.

The successful candidates will enjoy that all important balance between field and office work, whilst working on a variety of projects across a range of sectors. Our portfolio includes town expansions, housing developments, commercial schemes, education, health care, recreation and utilities.

Striving to develop individuals through the provision of a supportive and friendly atmosphere, we are firm believers of knowledge sharing and CPD is key to the company ethos.

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and join an award winning independent ecological company where you will feel valued and rewarded!

Personal Specification:

A proven track record of working within commercial ecological consultancy;
BSc or MSc in a relevant subject;
A member of CIEEM, for Senior level Full or Associate level membership is required;
Experience of conducting a range of ecological surveys and a good working knowledge of British fauna and flora;
Experience in the production of technical reports, method statements, management plans and in the design and implementation of cost and time efficient mitigation strategies;
Seniors require experience of the production of tenders, EIA, EcIA, EPSM licences and BREEAM assessments;
Detailed working knowledge of the planning process and policies and UK / EU wildlife legislation;
Hold one or more protected species licence (Level 2 Bat Licence desirable);
Proven track record of project management and client liaison within ecologiacl consultancy, allowing you to communicate clearly with clients, third parties (NE, LPAs) and colleagues;
Have a pro-active, forward thinking attitude, capable of working to tight timeframes when needed;
What We Offer:

Competitive salary;
20 - 22 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (increasing by 1 day per year of service to the maximum of 5 extra days);
TOIL Scheme;
Pension Scheme;
External Training Budget;
Paid membership to CIEEM;
Use of company pool vehicle/s;
Flexible Benefits Programme.
We offer a fantastic working environment where every individual in valued for their personal strengths. Our office setting within a listed country estate provides access to the grounds, free parking and regular lunchtime walks/runs within a truly stunning setting.

The salary and job specification are dependent on experience and skillset. Please note, dependent on job role and experience we may consider some remote and part time working. Applicants must have ecological consultancy experiance, be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area and hold a full UK driving licence with access to a car to use for work.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and a covering letter (stating what position you are applying for) to Florence Hodsdon at info@greenspace-ecology.co.uk

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