We are seeking a senior ecologist who enjoys leading and working within a close-knit team that operates in and is supported by larger regional and national teams. You should be working to a high level of technical knowledge and be able to confidently provide direction and support as an ecology discipline lead on a variety of projects. You will be passionate about using your experience and knowledge for the natural environment and professional excellence, leading the team the development of innovative solutions both for our wide range of clients.

You would contribute to the growth of the Liverpool and Altrincham team and support the development of our close-knit team.

You will enjoy rising to a challenge, working across disciplines, finding ways to add value for our customers, using and promoting integrated solutions and innovative technology, and above all, ensuring quality is maintained. Most importantly you will be helping us to build a lasting and sustainable environmental business.

This opportunity is not a one-way street as we will give you an exciting space in which to develop yourself as well as support in developing the team. You will be visible within our business, working with other ecology team leads across the UK and providing you with the opening for your reputation to grow, allowing you to influence peers both internally and across the sector.



  • Experience in the UK ecological consultancy market, with a strong external-facing, client-orientated approach.
  • A degree in Ecology (or a directly related subject).
  • Full member of CIEEM.
  • •Strong knowledge and experience in the interpretation of wildlife legislation, key policy, and guidance to advise clients and manage ecological projects.
  • Experience in overseeing the design of, and leading, ecological surveys for small and large-scale projects including UK Habitat classification habitat surveys and protected species surveys.
  • Proficiency in writing and quality assurance of reports, ensuring high standards and good attention to detail.
  • Experience of winning work and the ability to deliver contracts on time and within budget.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to mentor and develop junior staff.
  • Willingness to encourage innovation and digital services.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK.


  • A masters or higher degree in Ecology (or directly related subject).
  • Chartered Ecologist or Environmentalist.
  • Experience in people management
  • Have held Natural England protected species development licence(s), ideally for great crested newt and / or bats.
  • Experience in using the UKHab classification and biodiversity net gain metrics.
  • Basic GIS skills.


Equality, diversity, and inclusion 

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.


We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can support you.

Agile working 

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.