ADAS, part of the RSK Group, is seeking a Senior Ecological Consultant / Principal Ecological Consultant to join our highly skilled ecology team on a full-time permanent basis (we are happy to consider part-time applicants).

This is a hybrid home and office-based position with flexibility in the split. We are seeking applicants across the whole of the UK, our main offices are located in Aberystwyth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Leeds, Oxford, Scotland Wigan but we are happy to consider people based in other areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake baseline habitat and species surveys, assessments and reports.
  • Work alone and with our existing ecologists in the wider region to ensure quality projects are delivered on time for our clients.
  • Support other members of the team will specific surveys or ecological skills.
  • Project management and client liaison.
  • Produce technical reports, such as ecological constraints reports, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Biodiversity Net Gain assessments, Ecological Impact Assessments, and protected species reports.
  • Review reports produced by colleagues.
  • Support the team with business development.
  • Line management of other staff also an option.

Person Specification

  • Full UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle and within a commutable distance to our office.
  • Demonstrable experience of ecological consultancy work, including leading on surveys and managing projects.
  • A species licence or be capable of applying for one.
  • Full member of CIEEM or be capable of obtaining that level of membership.
  • Good working knowledge of ecology, legislation, and survey techniques, including protected species surveys and mitigation.
  • Graduate level education in a relevant subject.
  • Excellent written communication skills and be able to produce accurate technical reports to a professional standard.
  • Experience of BNG assessments is ideal but not essential.

Salary and Benefits

  • Senior Ecologist – Up to £39,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience.
  • Principal Ecologist – Up to £45,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience.
  • Life assurance.
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer