We have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic ecologist to join our Ecology Team. Based in either our Cheltenham or Cirencester office, you will benefit from working with a multidisciplinary consultancy team and be expected to provide technical project management across a range of project sizes, types and complexities.

We are looking for a positive and solution-focussed ecologist at Senior or Principal level, with a relevant degree and appropriate post-graduate qualification. Proven consultancy and project management experience is key. You should be an experienced ecologist with a broad range of technical skills, being well versed in the scoping of detailed habitat and species surveys, ecological mitigation and design, European Protected Species Mitigation Licensing and consultation with Statutory Consultees.

The successful candidate will also have a sound understanding of the current planning system and environmental legislation, have, or be eligible for, full membership with CIEEM and be willing to contribute to a supportive work environment, playing a key role in the mentoring, training and line management of junior team members, in addition to maintaining the quality of output across the team.

In addition to the right qualifications and experience you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be personable, innovative and proactive. Additionally, you should be able to work effectively on your own and as part of a team, and have a full, valid UK driving licence.

The salary for this post is to be agreed based on qualifications and experience and will form part of an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a comprehensive CV and covering letter to Hannah Parkin at [email protected]

EDP is an equal opportunities employer.