A vacancy has arisen for a qualified Senior Ecologist. We have projects throughout the UK and need an experienced person to provide field & project management expertise throughout England. The successful candidate will be based at home (England location preferred) with job benefits to facilitate home‐working:

Primary requirements

  • Have excellent botanical skills
  • Membership of CIEEM (or the ability)
  • Excellent understanding of UK & EU wildlife legislation and UK planning policy,
  • Be able to liaise with and meet planners, clients and so on, representing the needs of a particular project with high levels of expertise & knowledge
  • Have a full, clean driving licence

Other requirements

  • Strong technical reporting, including PEA, HRA, EcIA and EIA experience.
  • IT literacy particularly MS Office packages and server management.
  • Understanding of the protected species licensing structure; possession of a licence is not mandatory but would be helpful
  • Knowledge of the railway and highways environment with respect to ecological consultancy
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work with third parties and motivate colleagues
  • Strong experience of safe working practices related to ecological fieldwork
  • Understanding of the need to travel widely including spending time away from home, especially in support of surveys and mitigation projects.

Salary ‐ £28,000 to £35,000, depending on the candidate, and potentially more for the right person.

For more information email rhona.perry@ecologypractice.co.uk