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Senior Ecologist - West Midlands

Job Title: Senior Ecologist - West Midlands
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Industry:
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH21000
Contact Name: Josh Blanchard
Contact Email: jblanchard@allen-york.com
Job Published: 8 months ago

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.

Main Responsibilities:
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;

Preferred Qualifications
Essential:
First degree in relevant subject
Associate or Full Member of CIEEM.

Advantageous:
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.

Call Josh Blanchard on 01202 888986, or email jblanchard@allen-york.com to find out more.