Senior Ecologist

Job Title: Senior Ecologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - South East England, Essex - Southend-on-Sea
Salary: Competitive (DOE)
REF: 58062
Job Published: almost 2 years ago
The Client is seeking an enthusiastic Senior Ecologist for our busy consultancy practice.

They are a small, friendly business and you will have the chance to make your mark within our ecological team, within a very supportive working environment. You will also have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients including, the construction industry, local authorities and large landowners.

The role will suit those candidates with experience of working for a consultancy practice. We offer a competitive salary and flexible working. Training will be provided and the company strongly supports continuing professional development. You will be provided with a company laptop and mobile phone, and have use of company pool vans during working hours.

The ideal Senior Ecologist will have proven consultancy experience and a track record of working with protected species on a range of different projects and sectors.

The Senior Consultant Ecologist will be responsible for:
 Producing high quality technical reports in accordance with best practice guidelines;
 Producing project tenders and fee quote proposals;
 Managing their own projects from quoting through to completion;
 Line management and mentoring of junior team members;
 Assisting the Team Manager with business development.

Qualifications / Experience:
 You must hold a Natural England bat survey licence and have produced/held EPS bat licences in your own name;
 A minimum of 3 years' consultancy experience, of which one year (minimum) will have been as a Senior Ecologist;
 Be a full member of CIEEM;
Have a proven ability to lead bat building inspections, habitat suitability surveys, activity surveys, emergence and swarming surveys;
 Have a proven ability to understand clients' requirements and deliver products on time and on/under budget to a high standard every time;
 Possession of full current UK driving licence and own vehicle;
 Excellent inter-personal skills and be IT literate, including Microsoft office applications;
 Have excellent working knowledge of protected species legislation and the planning system; and
 You must be a self-motivated, team player with good time keeping and a willingness to work often long and unsociable hours during the survey season.

 Ideally the candidate will also be a holder of one or more additional protected species survey licences preferably Hazel Dormouse;
 Have experience in negotiating effectively with bodies such as Natural England, council ecologists and non-statutory organisations.

 At least three to four years' experience including at least one year working in the consultancy sector.

 Competitive and dependant on experience.

We look forward to receiving your application.