Senior Ecologist - Bristol

Job Title: Senior Ecologist - Bristol
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH23722
Contact Name: Paul Carter
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

The Exciting Opportunity

My client needs to recruit a high calibre Senior Ecologist with proven consultancy experience to work within their Environmental Planning team based in Bristol. You will be engaged upon an extensive portfolio of ecology schemes for construction and development projects, ensuring we meet the demanding workload.

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

· Contribute towards the achievement of the business plan

· Promote and market all facets of services during interfaces with clients and colleagues in other sectors and become more familiar with the Ecology Team's position

· Build and consolidate networks within the industry.

· Work towards Chartership

Your Day-to-Day:

· 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

· Working in collaboration with other sectors providing technical advice

· Complying with 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

· Providing leadership/training to junior staff

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

What You have to Offer:

· 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