Ecological Consultant

Job Title: Ecological Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH28389
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

As a result of success within the Ecology division, a vacancy for an Ecological Consultant has arisen. You will join a team of Ecology professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Planning, Landscape and Archaeology.

The Role:

To deliver ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment. This will involve:

  • Undertaking a wide range of ecological surveys including Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, protected species surveys and mitigation.
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis, and report writing.
  • Liaising with clients and statutory bodies.
  • Gaining experience of protected species licensing with the aim of being a named ecologist on a European Protected Species Licence.
  • Producing Ecological Impact Assessments.
  • Inputting into ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Supporting sales activities by assisting with drafting proposals and quotes.

You will have:

  • Experience of undertaking Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and producing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals.
  • Experience of undertaking a range of protected species surveys.
  • Have written and produced concise ecological reports that are compliant with relevant legislation and meet the needs of the client, both in terms of satisfaction and client deadlines.
  • Experience with European Protected Species survey work.
  • Hold at least one Natural England survey licence (or be working towards one).
  • Be able to manage own time to ensure that work is delivered on time and to the required standards.
  • Have sales experience and be able to help achieve team and personal sales targets through building good client relationships, undertaking sales activities such as writing proposals, and assisting with tenders.
  • A full driving licence will be required as will the need for flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location.
  • Membership of CIEEM.

Ideal but not essential

  • PTS qualified.
  • Level 1 or 2 bat licence.
  • Client management experience.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email