Consultant Ecologist - Guildford

Job Title: Consultant Ecologist - Guildford
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Salary: Competitive Salary
REF: BBBH24584
Contact Name: Josh Blanchard
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Consultant Ecologist - Guildford

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, proactive Consultant Ecologist to join my client in their Guildford Office and help them grow the ecology business across the south-east.

You will play an integral part in growing the ecology business and supporting the existing ecology team with project delivery. You will carry out a wide range of field surveys over the busy survey season, alongside office-based work such as day-to-day data analysis, reporting, project management, input to fee proposals and attendance at team meetings.

You will work very closely with the planning consultants (and other disciplines), and regularly work on the same projects, sharing your knowledge and expertise to benefit project delivery. They have a friendly, supportive team who regularly socialise outside of work and take part in extracurricular activities.

About You

We are looking for enthusiastic, driven and eager person wanting to develop their career within the ecology consultancy sector. You will be supported by a large team of expert ecologists who will provide training and guidance to help you achieve your career aspirations.

Essential Qualifications / Experience:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least 2 years' experience working in ecological consultancy
  • Proven experience of Phase 1 habitat surveys and protected species surveys
  • * Good report writing skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current EU and UK legislation and planning policy
  • * IT proficient - able to use Microsoft Office package
  • * Good communication skills with colleagues, clients and third parties;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Be prepared to work away from home for short periods of time if necessary;
  • Member of CIEEM (or eligible);
  • Hold a full UK-valid driving licence


  • Hold a protected species licence (great crested newt, bats, dormouse)
  • Experience in writing fee proposals / tendering for work
  • Experience in project managing small scale projects including liaising with design teams and clients
  • GIS skills (ArcGIS/MapInfo software)

To find out more, call Josh Blanchard on 01202 888986 today!