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Senior / Principal Aquatic Consultant

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Senior / Principal Aquatic Consultant

Nationwide, UK (Homebased)

Are you an Aquatic professional, with experience with flow gauging, pollution investigations, macroinvertebrate surveys, fish passage investigations, abstraction impact assessments, invasive non-native species surveys, crayfish surveys, habitat walkover surveys and river restoration advice, electrofishing surveys and intertidal surveys in addition to multiple EIA, HRA and WFD assessments, looking for a great new role?

We're looking for a Principal and / or Senior grade Aquatic Consultant to join a respected environmental consultancy based at one of their offices in England or Scotland, including home working. If this sounds like you, read on!

The role

Depending on your level of experience your responsibilities will be;

  • Co-ordinating the production of tenders
  • Project management, report writing and delivery
  • Financial management of projects
  • Managing and mentoring junior members of the team (for more senior grades)
  • Designing and implementing mitigation strategies
  • Meeting with clients and representing our team at conferences and other industry events
  • Co-ordinating and leading (or assisting for more junior grades) aquatic surveys including:
  • habitat assessments (e.g. fisheries habitat, RHS and RCS)
  • fisheries surveys (e.g. electrofishing, seine netting, fyke netting)
  • river restoration and fish passage assessments and options appraisals
  • macroinvertebrate sampling,
  • crayfish surveys,
  • water and sediment quality investigations
  • pollution response and investigations
  • spot flow gauging


You must;

  • be suitably qualified, with an undergraduate level degree
  • have a high level of technical competence in both desk and field based activities
  • have experience in a commercial environmental setting
  • be proficient IT and report-writing skills
  • have the ability to communicate with clients, stakeholders and peers
  • have the ability to travel throughout the UK and occasionally work from other offices, potentially including overseas.

Why this role?

Our client is a leading Environmental and Sustainability consultancy providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. They are growing fast thanks to their diverse operations, entrepreneurial spirit, and open management style. Our client offers the opportunity to connect to a growing community of experts and specialists who regularly collaborate to deliver projects and support each other across business units.


Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above, or send an email to Tom at: to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

Allen & York - delivering Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

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