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DATE ADDED: Thu 12/09/2019

Principal Ecologist

Manchester, UK
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JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £35000 - £45000/annum

Key skills

Demonstrable experience authoring and effective review of PEA, EcIA, protected species survey reports and biodiversity assessments for Environmental Statements.

Experience and knowledge of conducting a range of protected species surveys with in depth knowledge of particular specialisms.

Holder of licences for (European) Protected Species (particularly bats and/or great crested newts).

Experience of scoping surveys, preparing fee proposals and liaising with clients to secure work.

Detailed knowledge of development consenting procedures and ecological mitigation design and monitoring.

Strong knowledge of biodiversity legislation, associated regulations and protected species licensing.

Good people and team working skills including coaching and mentoring colleagues.

Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Willingness to work unsociable hours as and when required to meet survey requirements.

In addition to the above, you will ideally also have the following:

Demonstrable ecological specialism expertise in botany/habitat (Phase 1, NVC) surveying or bats would be especially relevant.

Experience of coordinating Habitats Regulations Assessments and/or Water Framework Directive Assessments.

Experience of BREEAM Land Use Ecology Assessments.

Qualifications

As the successful candidate, you will preferably hold a BSc/MSc in Ecology or related discipline, with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience. You will have full MIEEM status or immediately eligible for such status. Chartered Environmentalist or similar is desirable.

A valid UK driving licence is essential as the role will require travel to offices and sites around the country.

Locations

Midlands/North West, Manchester, Birmingham, Stockport, Blackburn or Carlisle
Role: Principal Ecologist
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester,

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