Overview

We are seeking an experienced ecologist to commence work in April / May 2021 on a fixed term basis to work with our team based at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.  This role offers the successful applicant the chance to develop their skills through working in our satellite team who are embedded with one of our clients on a major infrastructure project.

Work Package:

  • Fixed-term contract available with possible longer term opportunities
  • Salary £22,000 – £30,000 subject to experience
  • Mileage and expenses are paid for field surveys / meetings.
  • Workplace pension scheme, with employer contributions
  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Training / CPD / Professional Membership

Essential:

  • Experience in project management;
  • Have at least 3 years’ relevant experience;
  • Good communication, effective for liaising with clients and the general public;
  • Trustworthy and reliable, with excellent time keeping;
  • Extended Phase 1 habitat survey skills;
  • Experience with protected species surveys and mitigation;
  • Hold protected species licences for: great crested newt (minimum level 1 Class licence (CL08)) and bats (minimum level 2 Class licence (CL18));
  • Good report writing skills to include: Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessments and other protected species survey reports / risk assessments and mitigation strategies;
  • Experience of acting as an Ecological Clerk of Works;
  • Able to work flexibly and away from home (including night work i.e. unsociable hours) in an outdoor (and remote) environment;
  • Be prepared to work late evenings and early mornings;
  • A degree or similar qualification or training in an environmental (or relevant) subject;
  • A full clean driving licence and a vehicle, insured for business use;
  • Have or be eligible for associate or full membership to CIEEM;
  • Pro-active;
  • Working effectively in a team and independently;
  • Experienced in software package: MS Office, QGIS.

Desirable

  • Rabies vaccinated;
  • Prior experience and holding  (or working towards) a survey licence for barn owl and / or dormice;
  • CSCS card;
  • CS38 certified for Tree climbing & Aerial Rescue;
  • Botanical identification skills (e.g. FISC 3 or equivalent);
  • Bat Mitigation Class Licence (CL21): to allow low impact works on bat roosts;
  • Badger Class Licence (LR24): to interfere with a sett for development purposes;
  • Expertise in GIS / QGIS.