Western Ecology is looking for an assistant ecologist to join our team, working across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. We provide ecological consultancy services to a diverse range of work including householder projects, large renewable energy schemes, housing developments, and rail corridor vegetation management. This would be an ideal position for someone who wishes to work towards becoming a Senior Ecologist.

Key roles:

  • Complete a range of ecology field surveys and assessments (for example preliminary ecology assessments, reptile, bat activity, and bat emergence surveys)
  • Collate, analyse and synthesise survey data, results and record searches to compile survey reports to a high standard
  • Liaise and work with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders to organise surveys and provide professional advice and support on development projects

Essential skills and requirements:

  • At least three years of previous experience working within the field of ecological consultancy
  • Knowledge of relevant wildlife policy and legislation, and its real-world application
  • Must be willing to work regular unsocial hours associated with bat survey work during the period April to October inclusive
  • Must be comfortable, where appropriate and safe to do so, with working at height

Other requirements:

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Relevant degree
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable skills:

  • QGIS mapping skills
  • Holder of a Level 1 class licence for surveying bats or higher

In return we offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a variety of interesting development projects undertaking regular fieldwork and data analysis
  • Working in a relaxed and friendly team environment
  • Good rates of pay
  • Flexible hours
  • Company pension scheme
  • Payment of professional memberships and CPD
  • Company laptop and mobile phone

In the first instance, please send your CV to [email protected].