Senior Ecological Consultant- Kent

Job Title: Senior Ecological Consultant- Kent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent, England
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH24371
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Senior Ecologist - Kent

My client is a well-established environmental consultancy with a strong track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to a wide range of clients, including developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries.

Due to their ongoing success in this area, they have a vacancy for a Senior Ecological Consultant. The successful candidate will join a team of Ecology professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Planning, Landscape and Archaeology.

The Role:

  • To manage the delivery of key ecology contracts and provide consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focussed commercial environment.
  • Managing the delivery of project work for key contracts, this will involve managing the deployment of resource and equipment.
  • Undertaking a wide range of ecological surveys including extended Phase 1 habitat and EcoCheck surveys as well as protected species surveys and mitigation and more demanding ecological work.
  • Leading and writing ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis and report writing.
  • Carrying out sales activities, including attending sales meetings, to meet team sales targets.
  • Work with the Ecology Director on sales initiatives to develop business with existing clients and to grow the ecology business with new clients.
  • Instructing and co-ordinating subcontractors and technical experts, both internal and external.
  • Preparing specifications, reviewing and managing delivery of work completed by the staff and subcontractors.

Successful candidates will:

  • Manage client contracts and the delivery of work on key contracts.
  • Lead and efficiently undertake a range of ecological surveys and report writing common to development projects ensuring that work is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Lead and write ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments and guiding others in this, to ensure that legislative guidelines are met.
  • Preferably have a good knowledge and experience of freshwater ecology.
  • Train junior ecologists to improve their skills and accurately quality control their work to ensure it meets CIEEM and other applicable standards.
  • Writing proposals, assisting with larger tenders, approaching new clients and undertaking sales meetings.

Person specification:

  • A full driving licence will be required as will the need for flexible working with regard to type of work, timing and location.
  • Derogation licence holder for at least one European Protected Species.
  • Relevant degree in ecology.
  • Desirable - Chartered membership to CIEEM or the Society for the Environment.

Salary and benefits:

  • Salary in the range of £30,370 to £33,744
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

To find out more, call Zoe Payne on 01202 888986