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Senior Ecologist

Job description

Senior Ecologist £35k-40k plus company car or car allowance

Homebased with offices in Wokingham, Droitwich and Bury St Edmunds

Our Client help both public and private sector businesses understand and manage their environmental risks, reducing the impact to the environment, their operation and their reputation. Our client focuses on consulting, preventing and responding to environmental risks.

The role

  • Delivery of protected species surveys, habitat surveys and preliminary ecological appraisals (PEAs) with associated reports, including mapping.

  • Co-ordinate and undertake ecological clerk of works (ECoW).

  • Reactive and respond to environmental incidents, complete the fieldwork necessary to enable a professional ecological impact assessment to be completed with report writing.

  • Provide advice to the wider Group and clients on potential ecological impacts on emergency and / or planned works and specialist input within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Input to the delivery of Water & Ecology reports, including writing and review, monitoring strategies and protocols.

  • Mentoring staff, supporting their development of fieldwork techniques, including identification in relevant disciplines, analytical and written skills. Potential for line management responsibilities.

  • Assist business development, marketing, quotations and tender writing.

  • Help maintain and develop client relationships through effective project management and provision of excellent customer

Skills and Experience we're looking for:

  • At least 5 years of experience in ecological consultancy, with a particular emphasis on the protected species and the terrestrial environment.

  • A thorough understanding and experience of the industry standard survey techniques (including protected species and Phase 1 habitat).

  • Hold at least one protected species licence.

  • Membership of an environmental professional body.

  • Good personal time management, communication skills with internal and external clients and team members locally and nationally.

  • Willingness to learn new skills and to be flexible in terms of travelling and working hours as projects can be distributed across the UK.

  • Qualified to degree level in an environmental subject and have substantive experience in an ecology role.

  • Higher degree in ecology or related discipline would be an advantage.

  • Previous commercial and/or regulatory experience would be desirable.

  • A full UK driving licence.

Why this role?

Our client is an indispensable consultancy, a trusted source of valuable information and strategic partner for hundreds of SMEs and larger organisations. Every offer aligns with their five core values - Service, Safety, Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise.

They are fully ISO compliant, they also have excellent working relationships with the Environment Agency, Marine and Coastguard Agency, Defra, SEPA, the other regulatory and inspection bodies, government agencies and insurers - all of whom have accredited them in every relevant discipline and employ their services.

Interested?

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

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

About us: Allen & York have been matching purposeful people with purpose-led organisations for 30 years. We partner with our clients and candidates on roles that build an understanding of climate change, promote sustainability and create inclusive and responsible organisations, working towards a sustainable world for us all. Committed to inclusiveness in the workplace, we aim to increase diversity across all areas and therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability. Let's help build a better world, together.

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