|Job Title:||Senior Ecologist|
|Location:||UK - England - South East England, Essex - Southend-on-Sea|
|Job Published:||6 months ago|
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.