I have an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Senior Ecologist looking to take the next step in their career. My client is a well-known international multidisciplinary consultancy, looking to expand their presence in the West Midlands, they are looking to recruit into either their Birmingham, Nottingham or Chesterfield offices.
Assisting in the winning, delivery and management of ecological/EIA projects;
Co-ordination of field and office-based work;
Organising and carrying out desk and field based ecological habitat and species surveys;
Acting as a specialist in one or more areas of terrestrial and/or freshwater ecology which may include protected species;
Supporting the technical and financial performance of ecological projects;
Writing and reviewing Environmental Statement (ES) chapters and other ecological assessments;
Liaising with internal project managers and clients to identify ecological requirements of new projects;
Providing technical review of ecological reports and other deliverables as required;
Contributing to and supporting the managing and mentoring junior staff as required;
Liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies; and
Undertaking other tasks to support the wider environmental business, as required.
Who you are:
Demonstrable track record in ecology consultancy including client and project management;
Experience of undertaking habitat surveys and protected species surveys as well as mitigation design and delivery;
Experience of managing safety, technical, and commercial aspects of projects;
Detailed knowledge of UK wildlife legislation, planning policy and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA);
Experience of ecological assessment in accordance with the CIEEM guidelines for terrestrial impact assessment in the UK;
Experience as a specialist in one or more areas of terrestrial or freshwater ecology which may include protected species;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical report writing;
Comfortable working within a team, or alone;
UK Driving licence;
Flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role, including occasional longer/and or unsociable hours, and to work away from home on occasions;
Ability to manage own time, and to mentor and motivate others;
First degree in relevant subject
Associate or Full Member of CIEEM.
Higher degree in a biological science or related discipline;
Chartered Ecologist (CEcol) or Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status;
Experience of managing individuals or teams;
Advanced botanical identification skills;
Experience of freshwater habitat surveys and assessment; and
Holder of protected species survey and mitigation licences
Experience in Biodiversity Offsetting/ Natural Capital accounting.
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