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Principal Ecologist

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Principal Ecologist

Basingstoke, Hybrid working

Are you an Experienced Ecologist with a specialist in bats, amphibians or riparian mammals looking to further your career within an established and successful business that has welfare and wellbeing as core values, looking for a great new role?

We're looking for a Principal Ecologist to join our clients established Basingstoke Ecology Team. Whether you're a technical expert with a specialism in a particular species or group, or you're a generalist who enjoys working on a range of projects, they can provide the platform to create and shape your own role. If this sounds like you, read on!

The role

As a Principal Ecologist, you'll be reliable, hard-working, organised and pro-active, in order to help you manage a busy workload. You'll have specialist knowledge developed over the course of your career, and experience of a wide range of projects. You'll have good project management skills and report-writing skills, and some experience of line-managing individuals. Experience in creating and managing large datasets and using GIS applications to better capture data from field surveys would be an advantage.

Within the team you will enjoy the benefits and security of a large corporation, but also work as a small close-knit ecology consultancy that understands the importance of welfare and wellbeing. There are mentors for staff at all levels who provide support at a personal level and guide the development of skills and experience. There is a programme of internal training courses and a generous budget for external training aligned to your professional development goals. They also promote a healthy work-life balance and encourage agile-working, with a flexible home-office location within the team if you are willing to travel.

Requirements

We are looking for the following requirements;

  • Holder of relevant protected species survey licences;
  • Experience of Phase 1 Habitat and protected species surveys and licensing;
  • Technical and professional proficiency with a demonstrable history of delivering ecology projects to a high standard, on time and within budgets;
  • Strong project management skills and experience (including technical, financial and quality aspects);
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in particular, the ability to write concise technical reports;
  • Proven ability to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients, as well as to manage own time;
  • Experience in technical leadership of teams of ecologists on major projects;
  • Electronic data capture, analysis and presentation;
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work (as all roles are likely to involve occasional longer/and or unsociable hours.
  • Excellent knowledge of UK wildlife legislation and policy, as well as Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA);

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.

Interested?

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

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

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