Principal Ecologist

Job Title: Principal Ecologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: negotiable
REF: HQ00020110
Contact Name: Amy James
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

A multi-disciplinary consultancy who offer support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors are looking to expand and increase the size of their ecology teams in the UK due to increasing workload. Current roles are based in Glasgow, Manchester, the South East & West England.

As a Senior/Principal Ecologist you will provide specialist advice for the full range of projects undertaken, as well as servicing the needs of thiesr own client base. The team works on arrange of diverse, high profile projects in the UK and abroad.


  • Leading and mentoring a team of ecologists working on a variety of projects.
  • Ecological project management.
  • Business development.
  • Preparation of ecological impact studies, feasibility studies, and scheme reports for projects.
  • Resolution of technical issues as they occur for a range of areas across projects and for the monitoring of progress


  • An honours degree in ecology or related field.
  • Full MIEEM.
  • Eligibility for CEnv.
  • Proven experience of most aspects of ecological projects.
  • Confident with proven interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Thorough understanding of biodiversity legislation pertinent to the UK and Europe.
  • Capable of managing a challenging workload subject to change at short notice.
  • Management experience.
  • High level of personal responsibility.
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to different project requirements.
  • Good IT skills


  • CEnv.
  • Postgraduate degree.
  • Protected species licence(s).
  • Full current driving licence.
  • Project management experience.
  • An ecological specialism.

Please call Amy James at Allen & York to discuss the role further and find out about current active ecology positions within this consultancy.