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Date Added: Mon 19/10/2020

Senior Ecologist

Mansfield, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £28000 - £35000 / annually


Our Client's Ecology business comprises a highly skilled team focused on providing ecological services to a wide range of clients, particularly developers, utility companies and the renewable energy and rural industries and as a result of their continued success, they require a Senior Ecologist with the energy and drive to manage ecological consultancy and mitigation works in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.  The successful candidate will join a team of Ecology professionals who work closely with colleagues in other disciplines, such as Planning, Landscape and Archaeology.

You will play a pivotal role in the delivery of a diverse range of ecological surveys and assessments. Your role will include:

  • Undertake a wide range of ecological surveys including extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys including more specialist work such as protected species surveys and mitigation.  This will involve ensuring that work is delivered on time and is delivered to the client's satisfaction.  
  • Carrying out desk studies, consultations, research, data management and analysis, and report writing.
  • Liaising with clients and statutory bodies.
  • Write and produce concise ecological reports that are compliant with relevant legislation and meet the needs of the client, both in terms of satisfaction and client deadlines.
  • Undertaking Ecological Impact Assessment and inputting into ecological sections of Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Manage own time to ensure that work is delivered on time and to the required standards.
  • Project and client management, including the opportunity to develop own client relationships and be responsible for own projects.  
  • Help to achieve team sales targets through building good client relationships, undertaking sales activities such as writing proposals, and assisting with tenders.  

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to graduate level in a relevant subject.
  • Have at least one protected species licence, ideally great crested newts or bats.
  • CIEEM membership.
  • Experience of bat analysis software.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques.
  • Be commercially aware with experience of managing budgets.
  • Have excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate technical reports.
  • Manage own time to ensure that work is delivered on time and to the required standards.
  • CSCS card holder.
  • Full driving licence and have use of a car.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care.
  • Regular training and career development.

Please submit your CV or call Neesha Kanani on 07904 710510 to discuss the role in further detail.

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