We invite you to bring your ecological skills and experience into play as part of our dedicated ecology team. You will be key member of the team, working closely with the office ecology lead managing and assisting with a range of projects spanning several sectors. To succeed in this role you must have an appropriate BSc or equivalent qualification and be a Member of Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management at the appropriate grade. Possession of protected species survey licences (ideally bats) would be an advantage with experience of managing and undertaking ecology surveys for a range of flora/fauna.

Ramboll operates a flexible working policy and our staff members can agree their work pattern and the proportion of time spent working in the office and at home.

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Inviting bright minds

We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions aim to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.

You will join our Ecosystem Solutions department

As our new Senior or Principal Ecologist, you will be part of our Environment and Health division, working on a range of other projects with a focus on commercial or residential development projects in London and the south-east.  Project work will be varied, covering a broad range of ecology services. The role will involve managing and undertaking ecological surveys, reporting, ecological mitigation design and liaising with relevant stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and expanding team delivering on key projects and to further develop a variety of skills and build a successful career within the environmental consultancy sector.  You will join a positive, progressive environment team in an Ecosystem Solutions team delivering projects that use nature based solutions and you will have a great opportunity to play a part in growing this team further and positively contributing to the wider business.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Planning and undertaking ecological surveys and producing high quality reports including habitat (e.g. Preliminary Ecological Appraisal) and species surveys
  • Undertaking ecological mitigation design and delivery
  • Liaising with ecological regulators and planning authorities
  • Managing small to medium scale projects with input on large scale projects with the support of the ecology lead
  • Main point of contact with Ramboll project managers, clients, partner organisations and sub-consultants
  • Delivering technical work on complex projects
  • Fee proposal preparation and assisting with client relationship management
  • Supervision and management of more junior ecologists and input to resource planning.
  • Carrying out such additional duties as may reasonably be required in this role

In addition to the above, at Principal grade the role will involve the following key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Reviewing reports including EIA chapters
  • Delivering complex projects on time and managing them to budget
  • Effective resource planning, management and mentoring of an ecology team in a multi-disciplinary consultancy environment
  • Business development and client relationship management

Key deliverables

  • Successful contribution to delivery of major EIA projects
  • Technical specialist for the team (dependent on species licenses)
  • Successful collaborator with other teams in Ramboll, such as Impact Assessment and Buildings
  • Key client contact and prominent member of the regional ecology team
  • Contribution to the fields of biodiversity, natural capital, climate and sustainability

In addition to the above, at Principal grade the role will involve the following key deliverables:

  • Key responsibility for an area of discipline development in the Ecology team
  • Key member in delivery of the Ecosystem Solutions business plan in 2022 and input to the development of future plans
  • Innovator in biodiversity, natural capital, climate or sustainability