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Principal/Technical Director - Ecology - West Midlands

Job Title: Principal/Technical Director - Ecology - West Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH21566_1501080450
Contact Name: Josh Blanchard
Contact Email: jblanchard@allen-york.com
Job Published: 27 days ago

Principal Ecologist/Technical Director of Ecology - Birmingham

My client is well-known international consultancy with one of the UK's largest and most respected ecology teams. The ecology team is responsible for providing specialist ecological advice across a wide variety of projects across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. They are now looking to hire a Principal or Technical Director of Ecology to meet their business development needs in their Birmingham office.

Main Responsibilities

  • Leading and mentoring a team of junior staff
  • Ecological Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Prepare detailed and high quality reports, including ecological impact assessments, feasibility studies and project scheme reports
  • Ensure that any technical issues are dealt with as they occur during projects and monitor the progress of projects

Essential Requirements

  • An honours degree in a relevant field
  • Full MIEEM
  • Eligibility for CEnv
  • Proven experience in most aspects of ecology
  • Excellent, proven interpersonal and communicative skills
  • Thorough understanding of biodiversity legislation both in the UK and Europe
  • Capable of managing a challenging workload that has the potential to change at short notice
  • Management experience
  • High level of personal responsibility
  • Be able to adapt for working on a diverse portfolio of projects
  • Good IT Skills

Desirable Requirements

  • CEnv
  • Postgraduate degree
  • At least one protected species licence
  • Full current driving licence
  • Project management experience
  • An ecological specialism