SLR has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Ecological professional to join our European team based in our Cardiff office (grades run from Project – Senior – Associate – Principal – Technical Director) and play a lead role in undertaking and delivering a range of projects across our business sectors, particularly including Power, Mining and Minerals and Built Environment. This role presents an exciting opportunity to be responsible for the delivery of ecology inputs to a number of large and complex projects across South Wales and beyond.

With a structured career framework putting staff in charge of their own progression and a team of over 100 permanent ecologists, SLR Consulting leads the way in providing exemplar ecological advice and services. We have a real passion for what we do and due to continued commercial success and a very healthy work book, we have fantastic opportunities for an experienced professional to become part of the SLR team.

About the role:
Duties will be varied but will include:
• You will be expected to liaise with other SLR technical teams and clients on a variety of subjects including planning, landscape, hydrology, noise and air quality whilst working closely with senior members of the team. The key aspect of the role will be the management and delivery of ecology inputs to a range of potentially large and complex projects across our business sectors, from baseline studies to project implementation.
• The role will also include assisting the relevant sector leads with the development of new opportunities.
• Mentoring of more junior staff is also a key part of the role, as it is for all senior staff at SLR.
• Depending on skills and experience, and the specific goals of the successful candidate, the role may also include staff management and leading our work on particular ecological specialisms.
• The role will involve working with other team members located across the UK and may require short-term travel across the UK and potentially overseas, depending on client/project sites.

About us
SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 2400+ employees across 6 regions – including over 850 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business, providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our people enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a company pension plus excellent healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer flexible, agile and hybrid working which enables staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life.

About you:
We would envisage that you would be able to demonstrate:
•     A passion for ecology, for delivering high quality work and for assisting the development of other ecological professionals.
•     Substantial ecological consultancy experience, ideally across all sectors.
•     Significant project management skills and experience.
•     A track record in successful business development and the ability to manage client relationships, and to win and deliver new work through both existing and new client contacts.
•     Relevant degree level qualification plus appropriate level of membership of CIEEM or equivalent.
•     Full driving licence.
•    Excellent communication and report writing skills;

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SLR
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and our expectations go beyond purely complying with legislation. Through our Regional DE&I Committees, Global Council and Employee Networks, we foster an inclusive environment where all people regardless of their background can thrive.

We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of their background, including those from groups that are currently underrepresented at SLR, such as: LGBTQ+ people, ethic minority groups, women, and people with visible or invisible disabilities, including those who are neurodivergent.

For more information on our commitment to DE&I, and the great work we are doing, please click here: https://www.slrconsulting.com/about/making-sustainability-happen/ and scroll to the bottom of the page.

To apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you, so click apply or you can submit your application at: www.slrconsulting.com/careers.

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