Western Ecology is looking for an ecologist to join our team. We provide ecological consultancy services to a diverse range of clients across the UK from our base in Cornwall, including householder projects, large renewable energy schemes, housing developments, and rail corridor vegetation management. This would be an ideal position for someone who is ready to begin managing their own workload and move forwards to become a Senior Ecologist.
Complete a range of ecology field surveys and assessments (for example preliminary ecology assessments, reptile, bat activity, and bat emergence surveys)
Collate, analyse and synthesise survey data, results and record searches to compile survey reports to a high standard
Liaise and work with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders to organise surveys and provide professional advice and support on development projects
Essential skills and requirements:
At least three years of previous experience working within the field of ecological consultancy
Knowledge of relevant wildlife policy and legislation, and its real-world application
Must be willing to work regular unsocial hours.
Must be comfortable, where appropriate and safe to do so, with working at height.
You will ideally be based in Cornwall, Devon or Somerset and willing to travel throughout the UK
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office
Full, clean driving licence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
QGIS mapping skills, including QField
Holder of a survey licence for at least one European Protected Species
We all work from home and provide all necessary equipment including Laptop/PC, mobile phone, survey tablet, office furniture and printer.
Use of a company vehicle when on company business
The opportunity to work on a variety of interesting development projects undertaking regular fieldwork and data analysis
Working in a relaxed and friendly team environment
Good rates of pay
Flexible hours and we encourage staff to manage their own time and follow their passions
Company pension scheme
Payment of professional memberships and CPD
In the first instance, please send your CV to email@example.com.