Senior Ecologist - Bedford

Job Title: Senior Ecologist - Bedford
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - East of England, Bedfordshire - Bedford
Salary: £27,000 - £40,000
REF: 122322
Contact Name: Josh Blanchard
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Job Published: over 4 years ago
My client is an established and award winning multi-disciplinary practice with four office locations in the UK. We have a diverse portfolio of projects including: residential, retail, public realm and open space, green infrastructure, education, health, transport and infrastructure, mineral extraction and renewable energy.
They have a large and friendly team of experienced Ecologists, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Planners, Environmental Co-ordinators, Arboriculturists and Graphic Designers who are committed to high quality environmental planning and design with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.
They are currently seeking to appoint a Senior Ecologist on a competitive salary, to lead and develop an ecology team in our Bedford office. Work will typically include:
  • Extended Phase 1 survey and assessment
  • Protected species survey and assessment
  • Project planning, resourcing and coordination, including of large-scale projects
  • Mitigation design
  • Species licensing
  • Liaison with and advice to clients and contractors
  • There would also be an element of business development associated with this role
Who you are:
The successful candidate will have full membership of CIEEM with a minimum of 3 years' experience after achieving membership at this level. You should also have a degree in a relevant discipline, and hold, or be in the process of applying for, a professional qualification (CEcol or CEnv). Possession of one or more protected species survey or mitigation licences is highly desirable.
Applicants should be self-motivated, flexible, organised, good at working both independently and as part of a team and able to deliver work to a high standard. You will have a positive approach to developing ecology within the Practice, to work with and further expand our existing client base.
 You should be able to undertake EcIA reporting and assessment to meet the standards of BS42020. Good verbal communication, a flexible approach to work and taking proportionate responsibility are important.