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Principal Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant

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Principal Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant

Nottingham, Hybrid working

Are you passionate about the environment and influencing the sustainable design of development, looking for a great new role?

We're looking for a highly motivated, organised, and proactive Principal Biodiversity Net Gain Consultant with experience in managing staff and projects in a consultancy environment (or similar). If this sounds like you, read on!

The role

As a Principal Consultant, you'll have knowledge and experience in blue and green infrastructure (GI), biodiversity net gain (BNG), ecosystem services and natural capital, especially in relation to land-use and planning in the UK for infrastructure and other development projects.

You'll have the opportunity to lead on high-profile, challenging and innovative projects and support the future growth of blue and green infrastructure and biodiversity net gain services.


We are looking for the following requirements;

  • Thorough knowledge of UK planning system, relevant policy and legislation
  • Technical proficiency - evidenced by biodiversity inputs to assessments and reports, and delivery of projects to high standard, on time and within budgets
  • Strong project management skills and experience of working within multidisciplinary schemes
  • Familiarity with project management procedures and protocols, including experience with quality assurance, the checking and approval of proposals, and reports.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills and techniques to provide advice and engage clients, project teams and stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time, prioritise competing deadlines
  • Experience of:
    • Line management and/or mentoring junior staff
    • Technical leadership of teams on major projects
    • Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation
    • Working in an environmental job role in the public or private sector
    • Providing advice on benefits and importance of biodiversity, green infrastructure, natural capital and ecosystem services
    • Inputting to assessments or design on infrastructure projects to deliver good environmental outcomes
  • Ideally, also experience of client liaison and work winning

Why this role?

Our client is very committed to helping its employees achieve a healthy work-life balance, they actively celebrate flexible working and would be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you. You will also receive a competitive salary, 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above, or send an email to Tom at: to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

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