Join our rapidly growing Ecology Team at Ground Control!

Ground Control’s Professional Services department has a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and commercially minded Principal Ecologist for our in-house Ecology Consultancy. We’re looking for a Principal Ecologist who wants to expand their current skill set or a highly experienced Senior Ecologist with solid project management experience, looking for a promotion. Be part of a forward thinking, environmentally focused business who have recently won the Pro Landscaper business award for the most Sustainable Company of the year.

We have recently been rated in the Top 25 Best Large Company List for 2022. We were number 16 on that list!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management of UK Habitat Classification Surveys, (licenced) protected species surveys;
  • Building tenders and creating complex fee quotations at speed;
  • Producing complex technical reports (PEA reports, BNG reports, protected species reports, Habitat Management Plans, BREEAM reports, HRAs and EcIAs);
  • Managing medium to large sized projects with ability to track financial progress;
  • Line management of junior ecologists
  • Logistical and legislative problem solving

What We Offer

This role is a fully remote position, working from home and in the field. We offer a competitive salary, company shares and bonus scheme.

At Ground Control we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer a wide-ranging benefits programme inspiring you to realise your full potential:

  • By 2025 we will plant 1,000,000 trees, have a fully electric fleet, and be carbon neutral;
  • Training, development, coaching and mentoring opportunities;
  • Match funding for employee fundraising and two personal choice volunteering days;
  • We invest 5% of our profits into the Evergreen Fund for rewilding efforts; and
  • Cycle to work scheme, Bupa scheme, travel loans, Calm app.

Are You Right For This Role?

We welcome applications from Senior Ecologists or existing Principals who are looking for a change. You must have full membership the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management – MCIEEM, a relevant bachelor’s degree (or higher) and at least one protected species licence. A Personal Track Safety accreditation would be a bonus.

Exemplary Candidates Will:

  • Have a desire for line management
  • Prioritise workloads and complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Have high attention to detail, especially in technical reporting;
  • A strength UK wildlife legislation and understand how to apply it correctly;
  • Have clear and consistent communication skills;
  • Be personable and a team player, even on tough days; and
  • Hold a full UK driving license

If you’re ready for your next challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

How we work:

We put people at the centre of everything we do.
Everyone is welcome. We’re embracing a culture where difference is valued. Your uniqueness will be celebrated. We believe diversity grows innovation, and innovation creates initiative. Together we’ll succeed in caring for each other, caring for our communities and caring for our Environment. Together, we’re stronger.