Senior Ecologist

Job Title: Senior Ecologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH23824
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Senior Ecologist- Cardiff

A leading consultancy is looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist with proven consultancy experience, to work within our Environmental Planning team based in their offices in Stroud. You will be engaged upon an extensive portfolio of ecology schemes for construction and development projects, ensuring we meet the demanding workload.

The consultancy are engaged on a variety of large and interesting projects, including Highway and Rail Schemes, Power Stations, Electrical and Gas Infrastructure, and Residential Developments, and are working for a wide selection of clients based throughout the UK, including the EDF Energy, National Grid, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Network Rail, Wrap, The Canals and Rivers Trust and Housing Associations.

Overview of Role:

* Improve knowledge and practical skills (based on CIEEM's competency framework) through on-the-job learning, affiliations and through continuing education/training, and to become either a specialist in one or more areas or have a wide range of generalist skills

* Become proficient in the commercials aspects of project management, and manage selected projects (or parts of projects), meeting budgetary, quality and timeframe targets

* Promote and market all facets of the 'consultancy' services during interfaces with clients and colleagues in other offices, and become more familiar with the Ecology Team's position within the consultancy.

* Work towards Chartership

The Day-to-Day Role:

* Leading ecological field surveys and undertaking the analysis of survey results

* Overseeing ecological aspects of site work

* Carrying out site practical habitat creation/management work

* Assessing the impacts of proposed developments or changes in land management, developing recommendations for the mitigation of ecological impacts and devising monitoring schemes

* Producing survey reports, Environmental Statement chapters, licence applications and other similar documents

* Carrying out research projects, reviews of documentation and/or statistical analyses

* Taking responsibility for managing small- to medium-sized projects and bids, including resource allocation, managing subcontractors, managing risk, quality assurance, client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications

* General administrative/management tasks relating to project quality, environmental issues, and Health and Safety (H&S) (including risk assessment)

* Attending project-related meetings and providing advice to clients

* Consulting with statutory and non-statutory consultees

* Complying with company procedures for project and data management, data security, IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) and copyright issues

* Carrying out a regular programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training in company procedures

* Providing leadership/training to junior staff

* Promoting company' visions and values through their own behaviour

* Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your Line Manager or other senior colleagues.

You must have the following:

* Relevant first degree AND/OR second degree in relevant field

* Full driving licence

* Full member of CIEEM

* Chartered Environmentalist/Ecologist (working towards)

* Species-specific personal licences

What the consultancy will offer:

The consultancy offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

For some levels, PMI and Income Protection is paid for

Highly competitive salary

Annual holiday allowance, plus the option to buy and sell

One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Pension matched to 8%

Interest free Season Ticket Loan

Flexible Benefits Allowance, with the option of spending this on:

Private Medical Insurance

Cycle to work scheme

Childcare vouchers

Annual Professional Subscription Paid

Life Assurance

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Long Term Service Awards

Opportunity for Discretionary Bonus

I look forward to receiving your application shortly or call Paul Carter on 01202888986 ext 209 for an initial informal discussion.