Senior Ecologist

Job Title: Senior Ecologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH28444
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:

An Exciting position has arisen for a Senior Ecologist. This is a chance to work for a Consultancy with an excellent reputation.

The post will involve:

  • Efficient management and delivery of ecology and related multi-disciplinary projects across a range of sectors.
  • Coordination of field surveys and deliverables for a range of client projects.
  • Undertaking field surveys across a range of sites (including Phase 1 and Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and protected species surveys).
  • Production of high quality, robust written documents, including survey reports, PEAs, EcIAs and ES Ecology Chapters for a range of development proposals.
  • Acting as day-to-day client interface.
  • Co-ordination of specialist sub-consultants as required.
  • Developing new business opportunities and writing quotes/ tender proposals for relevant projects across a range of sectors.
  • Mentoring junior staff members in areas of expertise, both within the ecology team and across the company.

You will have:

  • A relevant degree(s) and full membership of CIEEM. Chartered status an advantage.
  • At least 6 years relevant consultancy experience, with proven experience in the following key areas:
    • Management of commercial projects to time and budget
    • Working on high-profile, complex projects, identifying and implementing solutions to issues as they arise
    • Production of robust Ecological Impact Assessment Reports (to CIEEM standards) and Ecology Chapters of Environmental Statements
    • Preparation of EPS licence applications (as the named ecologist) for bats and GCN/ dormouse is essential
    • Holder of protected species survey licences, including bats (at least Class 2; BLICL a distinct advantage), GCN and dormouse
    • Experience of calculating Biodiversity Net Gain using the Defra Metric 2.0
  • A thorough understanding of the UK planning system and supporting relevant UK and European legislation and policy.
  • Experience of reviewing reports produced by junior colleagues for quality and technical accuracy and providing constructive feedback.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 ext 280 or email