Principal Ecologist

My client is looking for a Principal Ecologist to grow, mentor, manage and support the ecological team delivering master planning inputs, ecological appraisals, ornithological surveys and studies, other protected species surveys, mitigation design and construction and post-construction supervision and monitoring. My client is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of environmental, social and economic landscapes.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from an exciting and diverse workload, delivering high quality support for private and public-sector clients across the UK including exciting infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Ideally you will be based in Oxford or Edinburgh, however, other locations can be considered to help support our national team.

You will be building up long-lasting client relationships, generating and effectively managing new business and have responsibility for financial planning and management. You'll project manage a wide and varied workload and supervise field staff and survey effort and have technical oversight and sign-off on project output. You'll also undertake site surveys, carry out ecological impact assessments as well as ecological mitigation design and implementation.

There will be travel involved for which my client will provide a car allowance, a full UK driving licence is required.


Oxford or Edinburgh (other locations considered)

Ideally You Will Have The Following

My client would like you to have full membership of CIEEM and have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You'll need to be an established ecological consultant, have extensive project management experience and have worked in consultancy. You'll be used to leading a team and be great at developing good client relationships to secure repeat business and gain new clients.
Bat experience is essential as is the ability to plan and undertake habitat surveys and to identify indicator plant species and habitat types. You'll have full knowledge of UK and EU Wildlife Legislation and best practice survey techniques

Rewards & Benefits

Our client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead. My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward. You will have significant input in to the growth and development of the business.

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

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