Ecology is an integral and valued part of Stantec’s Environmental Consultancy offering to clients. Our collaborative approach to delivering ecological consultancy advice gets to the core of our client’s needs and is well received by those we work with. This has resulted in increased success and project wins around the UK.

Our approach to ecological consultancy has been recognised through our receipt of accolades including the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management’s (CIEEM) Small Consultancy of the Year 2018 award and being highly commended by the judges for CIEEM’s Best Practice Large-Scale Nature Conservation Award in 2019, a finalist for CIEEM’s Best Practice Award in the Large-scale Mitigation and Enhancement Category 2020 and joint winner of the CIRIA Big Biodiversity Award for Innovation in 2021 with our client team.

Key to our future plans is the growth of our teams across the UK and currently, we are seeking a Senior Ecologist to join us in Bristol. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, ambitious team that will provide you with plenty of scope for career progression in the coming years.

As a Senior Ecologist, you would work amongst multi-disciplinary teams, all with the same client-centric approach. You would work on an exciting and diverse range of projects across the Land Development and Infrastructure markets. Day to day tasks would include management of small-medium sized projects, including coordinating and managing the delivery of field-work to good practice standards, to support client advice, assessment and reporting.

About You

Primarily, we are looking for someone who has a passion for delivering effective solutions to our clients and a desire to work with the Ecology Leadership Team to deliver solutions for clients and grow the business. You will be a Degree qualified in Ecology, Conservation, Earth Sciences or a related topic and a member of CIEEM ideally having achieved or working towards full membership and Chartered Ecologist.

You will also have the following: –

  • Proven experience within a professional ecological consultancy.
  • Experience of management of complex ecological issues within a project context.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant legislation and policy.
  • A wide understanding of terrestrial ecological issues and preferably holder of at least one protected species licence, or with a specialism in one particular area.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience of assessments, including, PEA, EcIA, Ecology Chapters of Environmental Statements and HRA.
  • Ideally, working knowledge of UKHab classification and the Defra Metric.
  • Experience of compiling fee proposals and project budgets.

From our side, we can offer you continuous opportunities to develop and progress your career, a great learning culture and working environment, flexible hours including consideration of part-time working and location, a competitive benefits package and much more.

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