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Senior Ecologist

Job Title: Senior Ecologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH25209
Contact Name: Paul Carter
Contact Email: pcarter@allen-york.com
Job Published: 2 months ago

Senior Ecologist- Kent

My client is an independent multidisciplinary based in Kent. They are looking for a Senior level consultant ecologist with 4 or more years experience of commercial ecology.
My client undertakes a range of contracts from large developments to smaller single unit projects. They have a focus on professional development and training and as a successful candidate this would be a great opportunity to advance your career.
This role offers a competitive salary as well as benefits like generous holiday entitlements, gym membership and private health care. Flexible woirking arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

The main responsibilities will include:

* Supporting the Head of Ecology in managing and programming ecology works

* Taking the technical lead on important and technically complex projects

* Mentoring and training other members of the ecology team

* Client contact and cultivation

* Undertaking Risk assessments and Health and Safety inspections for survey work

* Coordinating and undertaking scoping and species-specific ecology surveys

* Putting together ecology fee proposals

* Attending client and design team meetings when required

* Coordinating and leading on ecological appraisals for medium to large scale projects

* Designing protected species mitigation strategies

* Project management, report writing and delivery

* Making licence applications as required

Essential:

* Licenced bat or great crested newt worker with experience in surveying for other protected species groups

* Honours degree in ecology or closely related field

* Previous experience in ecological consultancy (a minimum of 4 to 5 years)

* Experience in project management from inception to completion

* Full CIEEM membership

* Full driving licence and access to a car

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including client and stakeholder liaison

* Good team player with the ability to work independently

* Thorough knowledge of wildlife legislation and planning policy

Desirable:

* Experience of being the 'named ecologist' on Natural England licences

* Experience in Ecological Impact Assessments and Habitat Regulations Assessments

* Protected species class licence for other protected species groups

* Masters or PhD in ecology related subject

* Experience of providing consultancy services to the public sector and public sector tendering - including to Natural England

Call Paul Carter on 01202888986 ext 209 for more information